Opportunity for Enlightenment

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Growing Up, Growing Older, Growing Wise

No one can stay a child forever, and we all grow older. However, growing wise isn’t a given, but it is our birthright and potential. Embracing this is especially relevant right now to anyone 55+ years of age. Knowledge – facts, information and skills acquired through experience or education; theoretical or practical understanding. Wisdom –  the state of having or showing […]

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Personal Renewal: You Can Do This

It’s Never Too Late. Neuroscientists speak of brain plasticity. Happily, their growing research shows that personal renewal is absolutely do-able at all ages. We don’t need to become slugs in body or spirit as we reach and move through middle age. I recall my annoyance when my 60-something dad wasn’t willing to embrace the anti-war movement during the Viet Nam era. Now […]

Creating a Better Future

Creative problem-solving is the process of redefining problems and opportunities, coming up with new, innovative responses and solutions, and then taking action. Responses from the Adobe-commissioned global Creative Problem-Solving study highlight that creative problem-solving is “the one skill that’s critical to success, now and in the future.” For seniors as well as youth. For society as a whole as well as for […]

Reflect, Repent, Return, Renew and Rejoice

The Jewish High Holy Days, between Rosh HaShanah (Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) have just concluded. Because I was raised in the Conservative Judaic tradition where prayers were chanted almost exclusively in Hebrew, I experienced the related services as a time to think about the meaning of a new year, a new chance to be […]

Do You Know A Wunderkind?

Each day I pore through a diverse collection of newsletters, features and podcasts on topics relating to well-being. Here’s one from “STATnews, Reporting from the Frontiers of Health and Medicine”. Reading the outreach below reminds me how uplifting, informative and inspirational it is to keep one’s connections to younger generations vital. Is there a “wunderkind” in your family or circles […]

Where Does Change Begin?

Does innovation begin in the mind and subsequent actions of an individual? In a competitive corporate think tank? In the halls of Congress? Maybe in a combination of all three, and maybe in that order.  Here’s the headline that caused the stock market plunge this week: Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JP Morgan Team Up to Change Healthcare Costs  (Select gold link for […]