April 16, 2014

Like the lyrics in the song from the Broadway musical, Annie – “Tomorrow! Tomorrow! I love ya Tomorrow! You’re Always A Day A Way!” – many of us spend a significant amount of time during our lives waiting for tomorrow. Yes, we wait for the next something, somewhere or someone hoping it or they will make us wealthier, happier, stronger, more content or, at the very least, it or they will distract us from some level of discomfort or confusion.... Read more

November 11, 2013

We are at a challenging, some say critical time in our history.   There is a battle currently underway between the left and the right to determine whose philosophy will shape the next chapter in American History and this battle is heating up dramatically.  Some suggest that what is at stake is democracy itself and a way of life that the majority of our citizens and the world at large has used as a beacon of hope and a reminder of... Read more

October 12, 2013

The more aware we become of how we are dealing with or perhaps we should say “not dealing with” the challenges associated with the graying of our population the more we find ourselves inclined to play a game called “What If …?”  Over the years we’ve found it to be a very helpful game.  Here’s an example of how it goes. What if the only way we or any of us can prepare for the brave new world that lies... Read more

September 17, 2013

Our research – both formal and anecdotal – confirms that people are not living the lives their parents lived.  Today more and more people who are 50 and older – those we refer to as “people who weren’t born yesterday” – are more active, more engaged, more committed to living lives of greater conscious, and much more aware that they and not their doctors are responsible for their health and well-being.  They exercise more and are more conscious of the... Read more

August 28, 2013

There is an argument ragging in America today, one that I believe is both specious and flawed. Specious in that it is superficially attractive, but actually has no real value for the majority of us on Planet Earth. And flawed in that it advances a proposition that will most certainly lead us down a path dangerous to our well-being as individuals and collectively to the survival of our democracy. This argument is being played out with great vigor on what... Read more

August 9, 2013

As we move about in this often awkward and complex modern world, a world in which there appears to be too much focus on advocating and advancing small, individuals agendas and too little focus on identifying and implementing real solutions to the serious problems that impact all of us and the common good, we find ourselves wondering if and how we can actually get there from here. “There” being a sane and more sustainable way of life in which the... Read more

July 22, 2013

In this world that is filled with so much noise and distraction, it is often difficult to hear ourselves and to separate what we know and feel from what the world tells us we are supposed to feel and believe. As a result, even though an increasing number of us value prayer, reflection and meditation; even though we are aware of the value of listening in the silence, a number of us fail to turn very often to this one... Read more

July 8, 2013

Poet and humanitarian Samuel Ullman once said. “Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years; people grow old when they desert their ideals.” From our perspective there is a great deal of truth in this statement. We also find that one of the ways some of us desert our ideals as we age is that we stop being curious about life. So a valuable step – especially for those of us who weren’t born yesterday – is to... Read more

June 24, 2013

Carl Jung, one of the fathers of modern psychology, went to great lengths to make a clear distinction between believing and knowing. He pointed out that many of us live our lives based largely on the beliefs of others while the road to “individuation” or wholeness requires that we spend a lot more time in pursuit of our own knowing. In our new book, Do Not Go Quietly, A Guide To Living Consciously and Aging Wisely For People Who Weren’t... Read more

June 17, 2013

As we look at the unrest and dysfunction in the world around us today and as we pay attention to some of the same less than effective and loving experiences that we express in our individual lives we find ourselves asking the question that serves as the title for this article. What do we (really) believe? Do you ever find yourself asking this question? You see, in our experience when the majority of us are challenged on the strength of... Read more

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