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 …