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Musical Moments

August 25th, 2018,  marked the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein.  To me, he was a miraculous comet that traveled this universe and gave untold pleasure

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Ride Sharing Rocks for All Ages

Most of the talk about the sharing economy revolves around millennials, those 20- and 30-somethings who are now regentrifying and populating many of our urban

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Find Community

Lesson 7: Find Community As a husband and father, a healthcare professional, and a man living with Parkinson’s, take it from me: we all need

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Ever Expanding Goals

Many times I’ve spoken about my ever-expanding goals and how checking one item off a list can present one or more additions to the list.

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The Working Worried

Many of us, today, are working and worried. Gone are the days when having a job meant “doing your job.” We are feeling anxious and

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Live Your Best

How do I go about summing up the Live Your Best concept? I never want the conversation to sound trite, or dismissive of the very

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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

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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

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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

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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

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What is Happiness?

From the time we were first able to understand the word, we have all been in pursuit of as much happiness as we can find. 

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Gratitude

“Gratitude remains when the reason for its borning drifts away in the fading twilight of conscious memory. It sustains hope, deepens compassion and broadens understanding.”

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Pay Attention

Lesson 6: Pay Attention In lesson 5 I talked about taking advantage of good fortune when it comes our way.  Sometimes recognizing those gifts isn’t easy, which

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A Time for Opportunities Anew

In the midst of the extraordinary circumstances and uncertainty we are facing in today’s world I would like to share some potential resources that may

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To Be Seen

It’s that time of year where my wife gets celebrated and cheated all at the same time. Her birthday is next door to Valentines and

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Who’s Watching the Baby?

Sometimes I joke that we’ve been talking about the Millennial generation for so long, they got old. Old enough, at least, to start families.  And

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Ok, people

I’m barely back from a tour of Australia sponsored by EveryAGE Counts, their terrific national anti-ageism campaign. It was fascinating to look from another continent

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Take Every Advantage

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

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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

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Celebrating Marriage

My husband and I will celebrate this month 35 years of a very happy and harmonious marriage, based on our mutual love, respect, trust and

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Combating Alzheimer’s

Finding out that you or someone you love has Alzheimer’s is devastating news. Fortunately, there is much we do know about slowing its progression through

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Cease Striving

Live Your Best Lesson 4: Cease Striving Perseverance can sound easy—just don’t quit. Well, not so much. There are times when we do need to

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Enough About Me!

“Enough about me! What do you think about me?” **************** If you have the tendency to make every conversation about you, you might be a

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New Commitments

Most of us have experienced a passionate commitment with a larger purpose which brings energy anew to our lives.  Our impact broadens through our imagination

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You Have a Choice

The cat’s out of the bag and there’s no going back. Your grandmother’s belief that how she ages was primarily determined by genes and a

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Will Cash Disappear?

I worked last week with a major credit card company, and one topic was whether cash will disappear.  Will there come a day when all

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Approaching Conflicts

In an interview transmitted by WLCH, 91.3 FM in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., Charito Calvachi-Mateyko asked, “In our relationships with others there are conflicts.  Are these

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Myths of Purposeful Aging

In presenting the concept of “Becoming a Purposeful Elder,” I often point out that there are commonly held ageist stereotypes of older adults. These ageist

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Aging In America (Part 2)

Marketing messages in the media would have us believe that unless we are young and fit into a well-defined description of beauty (i.e. age, shape,

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Embracing This Moment

“Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such….” – Henry Miller Throughout life we tend to

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Moving With Magical Thinking

In “The Year of Magical Thinking,” Joan Didion eloquently describes how grief distorts thinking and creates thoughts that defy logic. She describes this process as

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Conversations

I find fascinating the many dimensions involved as we engage in meaningful conversations.  Here are some of the ideas I like to keep in mind

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The Awe of What Can Be

“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

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One Chapter of Change

I’m now dealing with the seemingly daily challenges of getting to understand my 80+ year old brain. It often forgets where I’ve heard what. For example, I can’t

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Graceful Aging

Good design helps us age gracefully. I use drug store reading glasses when the light is low, the type is small or the print to

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Is This All There Is?

A subtle killer stalks us at various times in life. It creeps up on us and overtakes us, exhausting and draining our energy. This creeping

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