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

 

  • 10 Ways to Renew Yourself Leadership is an endless unfolding and, if we choose it to be, an endless process of self-discovery and self-renewal. Self-renewal is the choice, curiosity, and courage we bring to ensuring that our life is moving forward, with every age and life phase bringing us closer to becoming our authentic selves in the world. Becoming a leader ...
  • “Thanksgiving” with Grandma Moses Turkeys is a classic Grandma Moses painting depicting the annual Thanksgiving ritual of catching the holiday bird. Moses captures the cold November sky and an early snow, contrasted by the bright colors worn by both the poultry and the people. Moses gives an unusual amount of detail to the turkeys themselves, paying tribute to the noble bird ...
  • Art’s Role Regarding the Sacred If you have ever visited a centuries-old Roman church or an Islamic mosque, you may have glimpsed the role visual arts play in the beliefs, practices and narratives concerning the sacred. In the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Luce Foundation Center, three pieces of art provide a snapshot of the different ways art has connected individuals ...
  • The Art of Light Beginning in the 1920s and into the next few decades, Thomas Wilfred was something of an art-world star, having fused modern art and pre-digital technology to create his luminous works. Name doesn’t ring a bell? That’s all about to change. Born in Denmark in 1889, Wilfred pioneered an art of light he described as “radiant form in dark ...
  • A Sense of Place: New Mexico as Seen by Artist Gene Kloss Gene Kloss felt that immersion in nature was essential to the production of art. Her paintings and etchings were directly informed by nature and she couldn’t conceive of making art any other way. “An artist must keep in close contact with nature… in order to produce a significant body of work,” she said, and she was ...
  • Sweat With Soul – Raise the Bar When you put your honest effort, your pain and your purpose into something, you won’t just sweat… you will sweat with soul. These messages are straight from the heart and I hope they resonate with your heart. Change starts from within, so if you want transformation in your fitness, your career or your relationships… then turn ...
  • The Power of Purposeful Aging A sense of life purpose promotes physical, mental, and spiritual health. People who seek meaning beyond themselves are healthier, happier, and live longer. It’s vital to our well-being that we maintain strong feelings of purpose and community. For some people, life purpose is a spiritual concept, or has a religious dimension. For others, it’s a more secular notion, ...
  • 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 ...
  • JFK: American Visionary Kennedy preparing a speech, Baltimore, September 1960. © Paul Schutzer (Courtesy The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) The Kennedys unofficially brought America into the modern world with their youth and glamour. Long before our phones became cameras, they knew the power of photography and their well-documented lives—triumphs and sorrows—are an indelible part of our collective memory. SAAM’s ...
  • Q & A with Bill Gifford, Author of “Spring Chicken, Stay Young Forever (Or Die Trying)” What inspired you to write about aging and the research surrounding it?  I started thinking about the subject as I entered my 40s and realized that things were changing, albeit subtly. Also, at the same time, I’d had two beautiful dogs, lab mixes, brother and sister, and I’d watched them go from exuberant puppies to strong, ...