Invest in a Portfolio Life

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Recently, I participated in a “Transition to Retirement Summit” where I got to listen to several people over the course of three days via webinar interviews.  This Summit was organized and facilitated by Marianne Oehser who I plan to interview for my monthly podcast series titled Becoming a Sage.   My podcasts are sent out as blog posts on the second Friday …

Becoming a Sage by Seeking Wisdom

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One of my favorite words is “wisdom” probably because we think of Sages as having wisdom.  In fact, I like the phrase “becoming a sage” so much that this is the title of my monthly podcast series (on the second Friday of each month). You may be familiar with Krista Tippett, the public radio host of On Being (and newsletter with the …

Writing New Year’s Resolutions or Living Your Legacy?

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It is that time of year when many people think about and some even set New Year’s Resolutions.  Usually these resolutions focus on self-improvement or on learning something new.  But as I was watching CBS “Sunday Morning” last Sunday, I was thinking about the value of living one’s legacy.  Jane Pauley remembered the many people who died in 2016 in …

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.”  …

Don’t Age–Become a Sage

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One of my favorite local events is called Sages Over 70.  Since I am passionate about sage-ing rather than aging, I appreciate lifting up the good works of people who have been contributing to the community and to others for many years.  For our community to continue to thrive, we need to keep people engaged so we benefit from their wisdom …

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 …

Want To Know How To Become A Sage? Take A Class

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If you live in the Greater Des Moines area and you want to know more about sage-ing or positive aging, I am offering my once a semester class through Community Adult Education.  So much of retirement planning has a focus on money.  While money is certainly important, there is more to living a positive life after one’s major career than …

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 …