Reflections


Purpose and older workers

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“In search of purpose, more and more people are working in their 60s, 70s, and beyond—for both means and meaning. Millions are turning to encore careers, pursuing work that simultaneously means something beyond themselves, using their experience to help solve problems in areas like education, health and the environment. And the benefits of doing so Read More ››

Thank you, thank you!

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Dear wonderful people who participated in and attended my It’s Never Too Late event, I apologize for the tardiness of this acknowledgement!  Many, many thanks for coming and hearing about my adventure.  People have asked me what the best part of the event was for me.  It definitely was seeing all of your sweet faces Read More ››

Not Quitting, Defying Age and Harvesting Wisdom

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“Why would I come back to a place where maybe I’m lucky I didn’t die before?  The answer is that it’s a longtime dream that I’ve been unwilling to give up.”    (Words of 64 year old Diana Nyad who is attempting to swim through the Florida Strait –with no shark cage.  She made several Read More ››

My Sister: It’s Never Too Late to Never Give Up!

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Dr. Camilla Bantum  http://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/doctoral/725/ Dissertation: A Comparison of Course Delivery Formats in Student Success of Developmental English Students at California Community Colleges  My sister, Camilla (Cam) has taught health education in California in the college level for many years.  She decided a few years ago that she wanted to raise her goals and teaching prospects and Read More ››

My Song and Dance

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A few years ago, I was in a group called “Awakening in the Dream” where we mused and shared about the idea that all we experience is a dream–and we can change that dream any time we want.  (Really, most of the time we commiserated about trials that had happened in our week–in this “real” Read More ››

Roots

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Fallen oak with beautiful roots On my walk today, I came across this huge oak tree that had fallen–roots exposed, its mightiness now resting on the ground.  It reminded me that the ancients believed we share a life spirit in common with trees.  I think perhaps my spirit is with the oak–especially this one.  Upended–but Read More ››

It’s Never Too Late in your 80’s!!

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“What surprised me most was that they (older folks) rarely referenced their own ages. They were more focused on what they were going to do next, how they were going to improve upon what they had done, what they were dreaming up. I continue to be surprised by how agile of mind and body they Read More ››

Goodbye Brady Boy

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“Until one loves an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”  Anatole France Brady on his last day Brady came to us from the Humane Society eight years ago–a rescue from the streets.  As they brought him to me, he was cowering so low that his nose practically touched the ground.  He looked abused, Read More ››

Part 2. Humor and Gratitude

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“ So these two older  gents were playing golf.  One was about to take a swing on the fairway but was distracted by a funeral procession in the distance.  He put his golf club down and put his hat over his chest as the procession went by.  His friend said to him, ‘Wow.  That’s awfully Read More ››

Part 1. Facing Fears, Speaking Up, Letting Go.

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“Nothing other people do is because of you.  It is because of themselves.  All people live in their own dream, in their own mind; they are in a completely different world from the one we live in…whatever people do, feel, think, or say, don’t take it personally.” from The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz Read More ››