Hello and thank you for being a DL contributor. We are changing the login scheme for contributors for simpler login and to better support using multiple devices. Please click here to update your account with a username and password.

Hello. Some features on this site require registration. Please click here to register for free.

Hello and thank you for registering. Please complete the process by verifying your email address. If you can't find the email you can resend it here.

Hello. Some features on this site require a subscription. Please click here to get full access and no ads for $1.99 or less per month.

The oldest woman alive says she made it to 115 years old by avoiding 'toxic people'

The world's oldest person's key to a long life is simple: cut out toxic people.

Guinness World Records confirmed María Branyas Morera, 115, as the world's oldest person on January 19.

Born in San Francisco, Morera moved to Spain when she was eight. She lived through both World Wars and the 1918 flu pandemic before retiring in a nursing home 22 years ago.

Morera attributes her longevity to "order, tranquility, good connection with family and friends, contact with nature, emotional stability, no worries, no regrets, lots of positivity, and staying away from toxic people," according to the Guinness World Records' website. She sometimes posts words of wisdom on her Twitter account, managed in part by her daughter.

"I think longevity is also about being lucky," Morera said, according to Guinness World Records. "Luck and good genetics."

Though research has consistently showed maintaining social relationships are an important part of living a long life, keeping toxic people around may do more harm than good.

"One of the biggest indicators that your relationship is negatively affecting your emotional health, is that it is impacting an area of your life [such as] work, friendships, family, health, finances, spirituality, or downtime," Carolyn McNulty, a licensed mental health counselor, previously told Insider.

A study from 2020, which interviewed more than 3,000 middle-aged and elderly people, found constant criticism from one's partner had the most significant impact on one's quality of health and mortality.

Researchers said their findings suggest "relationship quality" had a bigger impact on a person's mortality risk compared to whether or not they had a partner — suggesting that being on your own might be healthier than keeping an overcritical spouse.

Other studies have linked toxic relationships to depression and high blood pressure, and licensed therapist Shannon Thomas previously told Insider her clients in abusive relationships typically come in with digestive issues and memory problems.

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 18January 27, 2023 10:20 PM

So, she doesn’t spend much time on DL?

by Anonymousreply 1January 27, 2023 9:12 PM

I doubt that a woman of that vintage would use the word 'toxic' in this context.

by Anonymousreply 2January 27, 2023 9:13 PM

Drink 5 gallons of matcha a day and enjoy toxic people to your hearts content.

by Anonymousreply 3January 27, 2023 9:14 PM

Is she still horny?

by Anonymousreply 4January 27, 2023 9:15 PM

Her Twitter bio, loosely translated, says, "I may be really old, but I'm not an idiot."

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 5January 27, 2023 9:17 PM

Agree, r2. That seems like a very modern expression for someone born around the turn of the 20th century.

by Anonymousreply 6January 27, 2023 9:17 PM

I think I’ve seen her in granny porn from time to time (?)

by Anonymousreply 7January 27, 2023 9:17 PM

R6 Misuse of words can so often betray the charlatan.

by Anonymousreply 8January 27, 2023 9:22 PM

R7 Yeah, she was in "Maria Full of Cock" in the late 70s.

by Anonymousreply 9January 27, 2023 9:23 PM

I wonder how she avoided toxic people? Because they're fucking everywhere and a lot of them are very good actors so you don't find out until it's too late.

by Anonymousreply 10January 27, 2023 9:25 PM

I love how Catalan is a French-Spanish mishmash.

by Anonymousreply 11January 27, 2023 9:28 PM

Stay the fuck away from George Santos, Granny!

by Anonymousreply 12January 27, 2023 9:30 PM

Yet lived in Spain through the Franco years!

by Anonymousreply 13January 27, 2023 9:32 PM

The article states, " I always embrace opportunities to make lovely new friends - my new friend Julie looks to be quite a gem"

by Anonymousreply 14January 27, 2023 9:40 PM

[quote] The article states, " I always embrace opportunities to make lovely new friends - my new friend Julie looks to be quite a gem"


by Anonymousreply 15January 27, 2023 9:44 PM

I wouldn’t want to live until 115. Way too long.

by Anonymousreply 16January 27, 2023 10:12 PM

Wait’ll ya hit 100 before you say that, r16.

by Anonymousreply 17January 27, 2023 10:18 PM

[quote]I doubt that a woman of that vintage would use the word 'toxic' in this context.

Maybe she didn’t use that word, per se, but she does have a Twitter account, so she may have heard it; or the person who runs it translated into today’s expression.

by Anonymousreply 18January 27, 2023 10:20 PM
Need more help? Click Here.

Yes indeed, we too use "cookies." Take a look at our privacy/terms or if you just want to see the damn site without all this bureaucratic nonsense, click ACCEPT. Otherwise, you'll just have to find some other site for your pointless bitchery needs.


Become a contributor - post when you want with no ads!