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A marketplace of ideas and thoughts

for today’s mature adult.

 

  • Puppy Power Those who know me know that I am both a National Parks supporter and a dog enthusiast. As such, a friend and colleague was eager to share photos of her newly adopted puppy. You’ve heard me tell you how important it is to be socially connected, to move more, and the benefits of having children ...
  • “Purpose” – Richard Leider’s TEDx Presentation Watch Richard’s presentation at the TEDx Allianz June event in Minneapolis.   By Richard Leider Sponsored by Willow Valley Communities Richard Leider is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, executive coach, and a 1 million-mile “frequent traveler.” He has been leading Inventure Expeditions – walking safaris – in Tanzania for thirty years. Richard is the author of nine books, including three best-sellers, ...
  • The Inter-generational Imperative: A New Narrative We must end the conversations pitting generation against generation. It’s ageist and supports generational stereotypes that don’t value the best that young and older people have to offer – especially to each other. It’s time for a new narrative that highlights the importance of the unprecedented shifts every generation is experiencing, one that reflects the ...
  • Mozart as Medicine We’ve been playing music since the Paleolithic Era, 40,000 years ago. Music as therapy has been documented since at least biblical times. The first music therapy experiment was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1914. As to why he placed a phonograph in the operating room as his patients lay fully conscious and awake during ...
  • Who’s Watching the Baby? Sometimes I joke that we’ve been talking about the Millennial generation for so long, they got old. Old enough, at least, to start families.  And thus Millennials were a central focus at the Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association conference in California, where I spoke earlier this month. The JPMA represents companies that serve the prenatal to toddler phase of parenting–car ...
  • What Does Authentic Health Look like to You? Nobel Prize winning biophysicist, Max Delbruck, tells us that any living cell carries with it the experience of a billion years of experimentation by its ancestors. These ancestors gave us much more than a family tree. The very things that make us distinctly human were unknowingly tested and perfected by them. The ones who were ...
  • A Photographer and a Writer Walk into a Museum The other day, in my quest to look at works of art with fresh eyes, I asked a colleague to join me (that’s one way to get new eyes) in a walk through the museum, and let me know what spoke to him. I was interested in what Jeff, a photographer, would choose. After walking ...
  • Bringing Calmness to Any Situation Silence is a source of great strength.   ~Lao Tzu In the Standford University publication, “Compassion’s Curative Power,” Emma Seppala, PhD and associate director of Stanford School of Medicine’s The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE), shares that most of us are “wired for empathy,” and states: “Whenever we look at or interact with others, parts of ...
  • Someone to Watch Over Me Come and sit quietly with me. Have a cup of coffee. Hold my hand. Some days I won’t know you, yet some days I might. Your time is most precious to me. Little do you know your strength calms me; tell me it will be alright. Be patient with me. What is real to me may not be ...
  • I’ve Got Your Back Dear Jean, Father’s Day is coming up.  I don’t know what to get for Dad. He has lost so much of his memory.  At times, he doesn’t even know me.  Why bother? Dad isn’t the same person he used to be.   Sometimes he thinks I am his younger brother, Bill, who died in Korea.  It hurts. For the ...