“We have just about no tradition of dying well.  If you are not born with the instinct for dying well, you have to learn how to die, or you probably will not die wisely or well.” 

– Stephen Jenkinson, Die Wise

The Meaning of Happiness Over 50

The Meaning of Happiness Over 50

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness..." - United States Declaration of Independence. 1776 Is...

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Benefits of Playfulness in Older Adults

Benefits of Playfulness in Older Adults

  "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." -George Bernard Shaw Growing older is an interesting journey.  You're wiser, more experienced, more mature, and you grow in many different ways. Hopefully, you’ve taken the...

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The Bucket List: Personal Priorities, Mission & Visions

The Bucket List: Personal Priorities, Mission & Visions

"And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years." – Abraham Lincoln “…. It’s the life in your years … “These words hold a poignant reminder to live life by doing all the things you love freely and with the joy of spontaneity....

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Bereavement: A Process of Healing the Loss of a Partner

Bereavement: A Process of Healing the Loss of a Partner

The loss of a loved one turns our life upside down.  Our world as we knew it has changed and those changes require that we, in turn, adjust to a new "normal." - Author Unknown When we fall in love and become partners, either through marriage or life commitment, we...

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Memoir: Your Life’s Journey is Your Living Legacy

Memoir: Your Life’s Journey is Your Living Legacy

A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam, And for a brief moment, its glory and beauty belong to our world... But then it flies again, and though we wish it could have stayed... We feel lucky to have seen it. -Anonymous In the scope of the universe, a human being's...

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What It Feels Like in BEing Sick and Alone

What It Feels Like in BEing Sick and Alone

"Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret." -Don Miguel Ruiz When we are...

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Waking Up and Accepting Conscious Living and Dying

Waking Up and Accepting Conscious Living and Dying

"Acceptance looks like a passive state, but in reality, it brings something entirely new into this world. That peace, a subtle energy vibration, is consciousness." - Eckhart Tolle I refer to Eckhart Tolle's quote because sometimes we may judge the notion of living...

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