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…

What If You Knew?

If you knew that you would live to 100 years old, what new project, skill or interest would you pursue? My contemporaries are around 70 years old; we spend time…

What If You Could Get Paid?

I had a wonderful sales and marketing mentor years ago that left a lasting impression on me. Although we were selling cosmetic products, her focus was on personal sales style…

Curiosity is the Key

I’m sure you’re familiar with the expression, “Curiosity killed the cat.” While doing some research I learned the original source of that phrase was “Care will kill the cat.” In…