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

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The Parkinson’s Disease Coach

 Discoveries made along my Parkinson’s journey Exercise and Parkinson’s. If you have PD you have been bombarded since diagnosis with the message that you need to exercise. Whether it’s dance or walking, running or resistance training, swimming or boxing, the message is relentless that you should be physically active. Enough

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Money Aside, 9 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Retiring

Some people approach retirement with eager anticipation. But in recent years, there are those who would describe their feelings with trepidation. Naturally there is the money issue. But often in spite of being assured by their financial advisor that they will be fine, clients experience some anxiety about what lies

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What Does It Mean To Live In An Age-friendly Town?

Age-friendly towns are places that provide opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to remain intellectually and physically active, socially connected, and engaged with life. Some characteristics of an age-friendly town include bike and walking trails, ease of transportation and accessible spaces, regardless of a person’s physical challenges. They

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Retiring Soon? You Need a Coach

  Coaches are everywhere these days.  What used to be the province of the playing field or the ice arena, now is common to the board room, the gym, the hospital delivery room, the concert stage, and more recently, the retirement arena. I have been coaching recent and prospective retirees for

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Contemplating Inner Peace

Through the course of life a yearning to discover the meaning of peace may spring to mind.  I began this quest when I was 9 years old and discovered a beautiful poem that inspired me to embrace this ideal as part of my vision. Here’s a traditional tale of a

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The New Midlife Crisis

You’ve no doubt heard of or had a “midlife crisis” – that period of chaos some go through roughly between the ages of 40 and 60. But, have you heard of (or are you in) the “later-life” crisis? The “Later-Life” Crisis In my four decades of coaching people in second

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Accepting Limits

“I will not be defined by Parkinson’s.” I have heard and used some form of this statement more times than I can recall over the past seven years since I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. While I understand the feeling behind the statement, I’m still left with a bit of unease

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6 Reasons to Watch Crip Camp

1. You’re stuck inside and it’s a feelgood documentary. Crip Camp is about an unintentionally visionary “summer camp for the handicapped run by hippies,” as the film’s co-director (and former camper) Jim LeBrecht explains early on.  A sound designer with spina bifida, Lebrecht shot much of the film’s early footage with a camera

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What Happens if You Live to 100?

A few years ago, I competed in a US Senior Games competition in Birmingham, AL. I’m a competitive swimmer and after my events were over, I walked around to check out what else was going on. I saw an older man wearing four medals, three gold and one silver. I

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