January 31 , 2017 /

AGING GRATEFULLY – PART II

There are five dimensions of human activity that are inextricably interrelated and interdependent.   These are present regardless of our chronological age and they are not only important components in adult development, they are also factors that become even more critical in the aging process. Each one affects one or more of the others in ways

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January 21 , 2017 /

THE GIFT OF AGING GRATEFULLY – PART I

We all have this in common. We’re all getting older, day by day, month by month, year by year. What we witness, regardless of our age, are the changes that take place and some of those happen rapidly on both ends of the continuum. The early changes in child development and adolescence are generally related

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August 20 , 2016 /

RETIREMENT, REFLECTIONS & RENEWAL

About 6 years ago I wrote my “official” letter of retirement after 12 years of working in association with a fine and well-educated group of professional colleagues. I had the liberty and benefit of a “home office” in northern New Mexico during that time although that required a fair amount of travel. It’s the old

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April 16 , 2016 /

GETTING BACK ON TRACK

Almost everyone I know, including myself, have had some kind of event that has thrown us off track, hopefully temporarily.  It’s not always easy to resume, like pushing the button on speed control.  There are many reasons why it’s so difficult to regroup ones energy, purpose and drive to continue.  We can feel emotionally and

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February 18 , 2016 /

LIVING INTENSELY: A MEASURE OF DAYS, PART II

“I was astonished to find how intensely one lives in one’s eighties.  The last years seemed a culmination and by concentrating on them one became truly oneself.  Though old, I felt full of potential life.  It pulsed in me even as I was conscious of shrinking into a final form which it was my task

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