A Good Movie Can Change Your Life

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It is that season of the year for movie awards with the Oscars being the preeminent awards ceremony.  Based on the awards received to date, it looks as if the movie La La Land will win several awards. It is such a feel good movie–a nice love story even though the ending surprised me.  But the Academy tends to prefer heavy dramas. …

The Power of Willpower

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At this time of year, we think about New Year’s Resolutions–what we want to improve or learn.  Often we think about the weight we want to lose, the money we want to save, the changes we want to make.  Recently, I read a book that influenced my thinking about these topics titled “Willpower: Discovering the Greatest Human Strength” by Roy …

A Great Example of Sage-ing

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One of the main components of Sage-ing is to push back on societal stereotypes.  The marketing messages about aging and the models used seem to stress anti-aging and favor the young–even the very young.  The imaging of aging are often not positive or favorable. A great example of Sage-ing was in the Sunday New York Times titled “Her Age?  Glad You Asked.”  …

Learn and Discover New Things Through Travel

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NOTE:  It has been pointed out to me that during my website transition to the new revised site that a few of my blog posts got lost–or they never arrived as planned.  So I am reposting a few posts just in case.  Thanks in advance for understanding.  As always, please feel free to comment or to send me an email. …

What I Learned and Discovered

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If you follow my blog, you know that one of the topics I blog about is sage-ing or positive aging.  One of the main ways to age gracefully is to continue to learn and wisdom comes from processing our life experience.  So I am going to share with you in several future posts what I have learned and discovered during …

Why Gender Equity is Important to Everyone

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A few weeks ago, I had the chance to hear Anne-Marie Slaughter speak in Des Moines at the IWLC Conference.  She is the author of Unfinished Business:  Women Men Work Family which followed her article in the Atlantic “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” (July/August 2012).  This is the most popular article ever published in the magazine. After reading …

How to Nurture Passion and Why it is Important

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In a recent post, I talked about the value of being passionately curious. Now I am advocating the value in staying passionate and nurturing passion regardless of age or stage of life. A few weeks ago, I attended the 2016 Sage-ing International Conference at Sunrise Ranch Conference and Retreat Center in Loveland, Colorado. There were about 300 people including some …

To Change Name or Not Change: That is the Question

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Since I blog about leading, learning, sage-ing and living, this post concerns a life question on which I have been thinking. From last April through June, my husband and I were on the wedding circuit. We attended six weddings—all in Des Moines and all at different venues. It is fun watching the kids of our friends get married. We had …