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A marketplace of ideas and thoughts

for today’s mature adult.

 

  • Sneak Peek: Renwick Invitational 2018 When you think of the Renwick Gallery, images of a bright floor to ceiling rainbow or faceted moving mushroomsmight come to mind.  It’s true, the Renwick Gallery has been known to offer blockbuster exhibitions, such as No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man, that give you Instagram-worthy photography. One of my favorite events at the Renwick Gallery happens once every two years in the form of ...
  • I’m Not That Kind of Person I got my car detailed for the first time last month. I’m not the kind of person who splurges on things like that, but when I spilled a strawberry smoothie throughout the passenger area, there was no choice. My car is now amazing, cleaner than when it was new! I’m not sure what kind of ...
  • Reflections on Empathy The word “empathy” came to me through diverse situations and sparked my enthusiasm to share a few thoughts on the topic in the context of a “Life Lived Forward.” Empathy is a broad concept that refers to the cognitive and emotional reactions of an individual to the observed, wide range of experiences of another.  Emotion researchers ...
  • A Lesson in Live Your Best (or The Popsicle Parky) Frozen. But not in the way you would think. He’s a born and bred Winnipeg boy so the fact that the mountainside was a brisk zero degrees Celsius, or thirty two degrees Fahrenheit, had little to do with the fact that he could not move. He had pushed just a tad bit too far in search of ...
  • AC/PD On Tour with Parkinson’s It may rhyme with the 80’s rock band AC/DC but the only thing air conditioning and Parkinson’s has in common with the band is that they both can make me shake all over. I was about to take the stage in front of 200 or so healthcare leaders and I was quite uncertain that I could ...
  • Unlocking Purpose for a Healthy Life Research increasingly suggests purpose in life is one of the core components of well-being. Unlocking and pursuing a sense of purpose in life can have powerful beneficial effects on both our brain and our body. Purpose is defined as “having a clear reason to get up in the morning” and deriving meaning from daily experiences. Having purpose is ...
  • Focus is Manifestation – Part 3 Living Life Forward has been at the core of my ongoing approach throughout the years while embracing the idea that Focus is Manifestation, or “that which you focus on, you  strengthen.”  (For antecedents on this topic, please see my previous two articles on this website: Part 1 and Part 2) Rebuilding On this occasion, I would like ...
  • India, Elephants and Parkinson’s When the trip was first announced I came home and immediately said to my wife, Sheryl, ‘I want to go on this trip’. The trip was to India. It was a service trip where individuals from our church were invited by churches in India to assist them in their work. Their work consisted of establishing ...
  • DNR Tattoos Who would get a tattoo on their chest saying, “Do Not Resuscitate” or “No CPR”? Apparently, a lot of people and it’s creating controversy in the medical world. Bio-Ethicist Tom Tomlinson argues that DNR tattoos have benefits. They don’t get lost; they go wherever you go. That’s unlike written advance directives, which are seldom in the ...
  • What I Learned Spreading Garden Mulch… Last spring, I spent hours preparing my flower and ornamental grass beds and then spreading mulch. It wasn’t work I was used to. But, I resolved to be mindful about it rather than complain and think about what I’d do once it was done. Along the way, something happened, I became aware of the sweet ...