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A narration of inspired stories, shared by seniors who are living their lives to the fullest.

 

  • 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 ...
  • Re-Think Your Legacy Everyone has a reason for living. Finding it is the key to a happier and longer life. Some people have found their purpose early, while others are still looking, though they carry it within them. Having a clear sense of purpose – the place where gifts, passions, and values intersect – means that each day is ...
  • The Power of Music Conductorcise has taken on wings. A company named SilverFit invited me and the Conductorcise program to Holland. SilverFit produces games, with stat of the art technology for Senior Centers and rehabilitation venues. Through much research and in collaborating with a software company in Brussels, they developed a game that is now being implemented in Care ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Spirit of Mentoring “What you are speaks so loudly, I cannot hear what you say.”   – African proverb Becoming a mentor is not for everyone.  It takes an investment of time, a commitment to help others, and a gift.  This is key, so I repeat it – a gift.  Mentors inspire us by being who they are.  As they ...
  • Music, Movement, and Parkinson’s Disease Every time I visit new venues, I meet the most unbelievable people. I would like to share with you the learning, the joy, and the love I have experienced in my travels. One of my trips took me to Temple, Texas, one hour from Austin. I was met by Kathleen Brown and her husband Rayford, two ...
  • Q & Art: Who’s That? This post is part of an ongoing series on Eye Level: Q and Art, where American Art’s Research department brings you interesting questions and answers about art and artists from our archive. If you enjoy this post, take a look at others in our series. SAAM’s Photograph Archives hold more than a quarter million photographs, documenting American art and ...
  • The Wonders of Meditation Life evolves in fascinating ways and every once in a while we may ponder how to best bring balance to our busy lives, especially when there are extensive demands on our time – and when it all seems meaningful and fun to do! In my experience, meditation (or a time for contemplation) is one of the ...