Lesson 5: Take Every Advantage We do our best to set reasonable goals, but part of persevering is being ready when an unexpected opportunity turns up. Take the U-Turn. After we used it in the race many howled that we’d been poor sports. Not true. It’s a fair part of the game,
Have you ever thought about what matters most in your life? Could your children and grandchildren answer that question about you? Have you shared with them? This is your legacy. It is not about money. Lori Coonen, from Living My Legacy, talked about family with me. She explained that “planning for
“If you are not already part of a group disadvantaged by prejudice, just wait a couple of decades––you will be.” The above is a direct quote from an article on ageism by Laura Robbins. So, how do we avoid ageism in ourselves and help to fight it? How do we change
When the last parent died in 2017, I visualized their canoes heading over an immense waterfall. My partner’s and my canoes fell next in line. Gulp. Yet this scenario sure beats the alternative: outliving the younger people we love. Is it this inexorable succession that gives purchase to the notion
Recently, an HR director told me that her company is planning a “remedial social skills” course for some of its new employees. What exactly, I wondered, does that include? For starters, she said, how to decide when to text, when to send email, when to make a phone call,
Visit any retirement community on a Saturday or Sunday and you will find lots of visitors milling around the common areas, coming and going from individual apartments, ushering loved ones into cars and whisking them off to lunch in a nearby restaurant or eating in the dining hall as guests.
“Abundance can be had simply by consciously receiving what already has been given….” —Sufi saying In my book, Wholeness in Living, Kindling the Inner Light I expressed my belief that from a perspective of Universal Bounty all we may need will be provided. “Is this truly possible?”, someone asked. “You said,”
Are you at a point in your life where you’re asking “What’s next?” You’ve finished one chapter and you have yet to write the next one. Many of us face these transitions at midlife, but they can happen at any point. For the last forty years, I have had the