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A marketplace of ideas and thoughts

for today’s mature adult.

 

  • You Have a Choice! The cat’s out of the bag and there’s no going back. Your grandmother’s belief that how she ages was primarily determined by genes and a little bit of luck, well, that belief has gone the way of the eight-track player. According to the MacArthur Foundation’s 10-year study on aging, approximately 70% of physical aging and ...
  • Oh, To Be Young Again…Not Oh, to be young again…Really? Recently, a friend sent me letters I had written to her during our first year in college. In one letter, I wrote: “I went to a meeting last night that will change my life forever. I learned about institutional racism:  we are all racists.” The following week I wrote, “I ...
  • A Time for Creative Action, A Time to Wait Discerning when it is time for action or to postpone action becomes an art.  Our inner wisdom is our best teacher!  There is a time for creative action out of imagination and a time for creative meditation as we deepen our connectedness with all that is through our intuition.  There is a time to act ...
  • Who Will Regulate the Future? Can government keep up with the accelerating rate of technologic change?  The answer is, usually not. In the US, at least, government moves slowly and is captive to multiple conflicting influences.  Legislators react after problems arise, and even then may not fully understand the underlying technology. Instead, insurance companies may become the real regulators of new ...
  • Dealing with Debbie Downers What do you do about people who drain you? Who make you feel bad about yourself? Who are not happy when you have success or other positive events in your life? Or, what about the person who constantly looks at the world negatively? Folks, we are responsible for our internal environment, and if that’s negative, for ...
  • 5 Ways To Strengthen Your Body Image Working toward (and maintaining) a healthy idea of beauty in yourself and others is the key to lasting happiness and productivity. In a digital world wallpapered with selfies, it might be easy to assume that we are more confident than ever. But maybe all this rampant self-art also masks our huge lack of confidence – people ...
  • Getting Familiar with Extreme Weather For decades now climatologists have agreed that the first symptoms of global warming would be extreme weather events. (Here’s my 1989 Los Angeles Times article on the early researchers in the field.) And I’ve argued that it will be extreme weather events that catalyze public opinion to demand further climate action from both governments and corporations.  As ...
  • Tips to Maintain a Positive Perspective It is easy for one to pontificate, to verbalize how wonderful life is and just be positive, smiling, etc. That is easier SAID than DONE. Let me relate a true story that reflects the conditions of our times. A very good friend of mine worked for a major company in New York City for many years ...
  • Gratitude “Gratitude remains when the reason for its borning drifts away in the fading twilight of conscious memory. It sustains hope, deepens compassion and broadens understanding.” -Diana Roche Yesterday I had the opportunity to  facilitate a session where participants considered  in the privacy of their personal reflections some of their most powerful feelings of gratitude.  A group dialogue followed as ...
  • Sneak Peek: Burning Man’s Temple at the Renwick No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man, opens on Friday, March 30, and features large-scale installations–the artistic hallmark of Burning Man–at the core of the exhibition. These include a temple designed for the Renwick’s Grand Salon by David Best, well known for his large-scale temples at Burning Man’s annual gathering in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. In a recent ...