Category Archives: midlife

Fragrant

… … I wish that life should not be cheap, but sacred. I wish the days to be as centuries, loaded, fragrant. (Ralph Waldo Emerson) …

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Sunrise Sitting at Sixty

… Today I am celebrating turning sixty. … Laurie M. Hawley (April 16, 1954 – Just Beginning) … Aspens are my favorite trees. I think this poem written by Thomas Moore is exquisite. … And the wind full of wantonness … Continue reading

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The Life That Is Waiting For Us

… … We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come. (Joseph Campbell) … Continue reading

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The Contribution Only You Can Make

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Rediscovering Ourselves

    We are born knowing exactly who we are. Over the years we abandon or neglect much of what we know about ourselves. Fortunately, it’s never too late to rediscover who we are.  

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Longevity and Aging Well

    This is an excellent talk by Dan Buettner about longevity and aging well. I love the idea of asking ourselves: “What is the reason for which I wake up in the morning?” It turns out having a meaningful … Continue reading

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Today I Mourn the Loss of the Children I Never Had.

      Yesterday, I was feeling deeply saddened as I walked my golden retrievers, Liza Jolie and Zydeco Ardoin, on the parkway. Zydie is nine-years old, and he has begun to experience serious health problems as so many golden … Continue reading

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Assumptions: Aging, Dementia and Meaning

    Today is remarkable. Last June, my father was placed under hospice care. The doctors predicted that he had only weeks, possibly a few months, to live, but Dad has defied the odds. My family is blessed to have … Continue reading

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Meaning in the Second Half of Life

  A fascinating talk by Jungian analyst and author James Hollis, Ph.D. about creating meaning in the Second Half of Life. . Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life … Continue reading

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If Only

    Last week I found myself wallowing in “If Only.” Things had not gone as planned, and I longingly imagined how wonderful it would be if they had. Never a good place to go! I then remembered some advice … Continue reading

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