September 6 , 2023 /

WHY NOW? IF NOT NOW, WHEN?

One day about 5 months ago, I said to S, “We might drive up (from Tubac) to Green Valley (AZ) and look at La Posada.”   La Posada https://laposadacommunities.org/  is a senior community that has all three levels of living – independent in one’s own house or apartment; assisted living for those with some health challenges

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August 21 , 2023 /

MAKE A LIST

I was “complaining” to DW about having too much on my mind, too many concerns, and feeling a wee bit overwhelmed and a little stressed.  I want to emphasize “wee bit” and “little” because while I might have been approaching a loss of control, I wasn’t there yet.  Fortunately I am blessed with a partner who listens,

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July 6 , 2023 /

PASSION, PURPOSE AND PLEASURE

Three stages or phases as a way of being and doing and growing.   First, exploring and discovering what we care about most and why…. Passion   Second, putting that passion into intentional design and actions, what some might call a value proposition as it includes vision, mission and values…Purpose   1 – Who are

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June 15 , 2023 /

THE WISDOM OF CHILDREN

A 3-year-old, Max, asks his grandfather, “Why are you an old man?” Countless children offer keen observations, ask surprising, thoughtful, penetrating questions, filled with curiosity and wonder. As parents, grandparents, teachers and friends, we would do well to seize that opportunity to have a conversation and explore some of the big why’s of life, as

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May 18 , 2023 /

LIVING COMFORTABLY WITH UNCERTAINTY

On August 24, 2019, I published a blog entitled “Stepping Into the Unknown.”  Of some 600+ blog posts, that one garnered more attention, both domestic and foreign, than almost any other post.  I wondered what made it so popular and why, some 4 years later, it continues to resonate with so many people?  Is it

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May 11 , 2023 /

QUALITY OF LIFE

For those of us in our later years, we know what Atul Gawande means as he documents the importance of the quality of life in his book, “Mortality: Medicine and What Matters in the End” Atul talked with Juergen Bludau, a geriatrician, who told him the job of any doctor is to support quality of

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