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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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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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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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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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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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Moving to Humor

My heart is filled with appreciation for the precious people who have enriched my life throughout the years with their wonder-filled sense of humor.  Every

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