Guest post by Ageless Expert Harry R. Moody The future is entirely foreseeable. What is unpredictable is how we will respond. I once was sitting in a restaurant with Rabbi Zalman Schachter, talking about the search for meaning in old age. Suddenly Reb Zalman turned to me and said, “You know, this search for […]
When thinking about the needs of Boomers and Matures, whether as members of these groups or as those who serve them (or both!), products and services for children may not even be on our radar. Yet this time of year especially, grandparents and even later-life parents are spending more time and money on children than […]
Whether you’re thinking of re-careering or starting a business, or you just want to rev up your existing career or business, recent trends point to a way 50+ women especially can capitalize on their strengths. Online recruiter Jobvite has reported that 94% of recruiters use or plan to use social media to find candidates. Although […]
Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks recently wrote an op-ed piece for the New York Times about his upcoming 80th birthday, The Joy of Old Age. (No Kidding.) I highly recommend that you read it in its entirety. His closing resonated with me in particular, and I just have to share it with you in its […]
Positive Aging is the latest meme for describing new approaches to life post-50, approaches that focus on changing the conversation about aging to encompass the reality that the years ahead of us hold more potential, not less—for meaningful work and business, making a difference, and living lives of significance, value, and visibility. I am wholeheartedly […]
This is a youth-oriented society, and the joke is on them because youth is a disease from which we all recover. —Dorothy Fuldheim I’ve had many clients tell me they are just not creative people, thinking the term describes only artistic people, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. We all have creativity inside […]
This phrase caught my eye in my email inbox: “Meaningful Beauty.” It’s appealing, isn’t it? Who isn’t drawn by both beauty and meaning? The combination of the two was tantalizing, promising substance, a look at beauty that was beyond skin deep—which only made the actual content of the email all the more ironic. It was […]
Most of us are asking the same life-altering questions as we find ourselves standing at the precipice of change: How do I make decisions now since I don’t know who I’m going to be . . . or what the world will be like by then?
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma—which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
Sometimes rock bottom is the best foundation for building something incredible. Chris Gardner, 57, the homeless man who transformed his life and made millions, is a shining example of this. His story is told in his autobiography and the movie based on it, The Pursuit of Happyness.