Attitudes toward Aging


Live Fully

What does that mean, “Live Fully”? There’s no right answer. Each of us will define “a full life” from our own unique perspective. Be spontaneous; enjoy every moment? Set a plan and climb the ladder of success? Achieve fame? Travel the world? Have children? Leave a legacy? Learn something new every day? […]


On Art and Life – Interrupted

A long time ago I wrote a powerful little book called “What To Do When *!? Happens”. My dear friend, Debbie Gallagher honed the words with me and contributed the adorable illustrations featuring our hero, Mr. POS (he’s always in a POSitive State). This morning I received a blog entry, […]


One is Not the Loneliest Number

Parts of my body have been removed and/or replaced and others are definitely not what they used to be. I’ve lost much: muscle tone, the shine in my hair, the brightness of my teeth, and some stamina. My skin is thinner and even insignificant bruises can become permanent marks of […]


My friend Fredda posted this wonderful story on Facebook and I had to share it in a wider audience. I believe that we all underestimate the value we bring to the world, just with our authentic presence. In this instance, little Norah recognized the value of someone who likely was thinking he’d never be worth much to anyone again. If you read this blog post, you’ll know the ongoing impact of her words and actions-even, I believe, on yourself.

It’s a good day to be a day older, now isn’t it?

 


A New Take on Old Ideas 1

I got an unexpected and much appreciated call from my first friend yesterday. We’re coming up on the Jewish New Year and Lynne, who I’ve known since the fifth grade, phoned from New Jersey to span the distance and reconnect for a few precious minutes. Within the flow of our […]


Stay in the Moment 4

In spite of all my spiritual study and meditation, my husband Michael does better at living in the moment, and he does it oh so naturally. The past two weeks this attitude of acceptance was an especially good trait to have as the moments went up and down and up again […]


Giving Back 4

On the way to the supermarket last week I passed a neighbor’s “victory garden,” across from our gate, just off the main road. I’m regularly impressed by how substantial a parcel that fellow plants each year, because he works it, lives, and eats the harvest all on his own. At the […]


The Hot New Demographic: Us 2

As a person over 50, have you begun to feel invisible, unimportant, sidelined? Not me. I’ve been infused with detailed visions of the once and future power of our generation, having recently completed “Ageing in Community,” an excellent six part workshop offered by the Council on Changing Aging through Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at […]