Two Halves of Life

“One cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning, for what was great in the morning will be of little importance in the evening, and…

Set in My Ways

How many times have you heard that someone is “set in their ways?” Have you said it yourself as a defense against change? That phrase is used as a blanket…

Liminal, the time in-between

I was introduced to a new word while reading Chip Conley’s book, Wisdom at Work: the Making of a Modern Elder. The word is “liminal” or “liminality”, and it comes…

Being Present

There is a lot written today about ‘being present.’ It can be a deep philosophical concept or just a cliché.  If you’re not a monk living in the wilderness, how…

The U Curve of Happiness

When was the happiest time of your life? Was it in your teenage years? Or maybe it was while raising your children. Or is it possibly right now? Perhaps it…

Do I Have Dementia?

My older sister and I were on a road trip to Colorado and she mentioned to me that she was worried about having some memory issues. As the conversation ensued…

Younger Longer

I spend a great deal of time reading and researching issues of the aging population. I recently read an article in the Southwest Airline magazine about a gentleman named Chip…