Six Keys to a Happier Older Adulthood

Six Keys to a Happier Older Adulthood

I’ve been living an older life for 11–16 years depending on where you think “older” begins. I am 76. My dearest friend and mentor, still vital and glamorous at 95, would ask me what I thought vitality looked like for us and our contemporaries, and what it would look...
Sheltered in Place

Sheltered in Place

I was so proud of myself yesterday and earlier this week when I was calm and peaceful about life suspension, when I was baking bread every day and cooking nourishing dinners every night. I've walked four or more miles several times in the last seven days. When I asked...
In Sickness and in Health

In Sickness and in Health

I've recently come through a fairly long period of illness. It started while I was traveling and began with a bad cold (no I'm not writing about the coronavirus). I bought medication from a pharmacist in the country in which I was traveling. While I recognized the...
It’s the Holiday Season

It’s the Holiday Season

“….. And Santa Claus has got a toy For every good girl and good little boy Santa's a great big bundle of joy When he's coming down the chimney, down”   2018 Thanksgiving is blessedly over.  This year was a tough one.  Our blended family split in two as my...
Allow Yourself Time and Patience

Allow Yourself Time and Patience

When I told my primary physician that I was retiring from full-time teaching at 70+ she looked horrified.  "But what will you do?" she asked.  As I had spent my adult life variously as non-profit manager, retail stockbroker, corporate sales trainer and then corporate...