There are three distinct ways to measure someone’s age: chronological age, as dictated by the calendar; biological age, as evidenced by your physical appearance and health; and psychological age, as determined by how old you feel.
So when I turned the big 3-0, I kept telling everyone that while I may be chronologically 30 years old, biologically and psychologically, I was still 21. You see, I had just read “Ageless Body, Timeless Mind” by Dr. Deepak Chopra, who discussed the “three ages of man” in his book. According to Dr. Chopra, aging was a choice. I had control over two of the three measures of age, meditation being the solution to reversing biology. Sold!!! I continued to believe this, and every year thereafter celebrated the anniversary of my 21st birthday, laughing at the calendar and celebrating like a debutante.
And then my husband decided to start a family. I had just turned 37 and (hoping that meditation had worked its wonders) still held the idea that while chronologically 37, I was biologically much younger. There was no doubt that I was psychologically juvenile, but boy, was I wrong about my body. After two failed attempts at IVF (invitro fertilization) and learning the truth about age and fertility, I wished I hadn’t been so cocky and delusional in my early thirties. Darned Deepak!