Bad things happen. We lose a job. A loved one dies. We divorce. We suffer a health issue. A natural disaster occurs. When disaster surrounds us, how is your mindset? Do you cuss and cry and wallow in pity, or do you regroup and step forward with determination? If you slip into a negative mindset, […]
Let us try to see things from their better side: You complain about seeing thorny rose bushes; Me, I rejoice and give thanks to the gods That thorns have roses. ~ Alphonse Karr Have you ever heard the phrase “Where attention goes, energy flows”? Where we choose to focus our thoughts can impact the quality […]
The conversation you have with yourself and others in your generation will be ongoing and multifaceted, but an excellent starting point is to consider these questions: What does your future story of aging look like? When you think about getting older, how do you define what that means for you? Do you ever see yourself […]
In this manifesto, I beseech you to belly up to the realization that we can no longer afford to rest on our laurels. The world is shifting to a different playing field, one New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman says is “flattened by instant connectivity.” If we don’t wake up in time to retool for […]
Legendary actress and activist Jane Fonda’s book, Prime Time, is about living to the fullest in what she calls the “third act” of life. In her 70s, Fonda wrote about “stories from her own life and the lives of others” exploring” how the critical years from 45 and 50, and especially from 60 and beyond, […]
The phrase “midlife crisis” for many brings to mind clichéd images of men quitting their unfulfilling jobs and leaving their wives to ride off into the sunset with younger women in their shiny new sports cars. Since the term was first coined, in 1965, by Elliot Jacques, much attention has been paid to this psychological […]
Everyone wants long term success. But it is elusive for most. Long term success is dependent on knowing where you are now and where you are headed. Then closing the gap. Frequently. Continuously. Whether it’s your business, your career or your life at home., it’s easy to get off track, lose touch or get buried […]
The phrase “midlife crisis” for many brings to mind clichéd images of men quitting their unfulfilling jobs and leaving their wives to ride off into the sunset with younger women in their shiny new sports cars. Since the term was first coined, much attention has been paid to this psychological phase of life, yet even today, that attention seems to focus almost exclusively on men.