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Vicky Durand, 81: Surf Pioneer

Keeping up with eighty-one-year-old surf legend Vicky Durand requires fitness and endurance. I pant hard as I walk-run behind her. Barefoot, she’s on a mission. Before dark, she needs to tend to her papaya, avocado and herb garden she planted years ago on the steep hillside below her Honolulu mountain home, care for her bed-ridden husband with stage 4 liver cancer, and feed her 30-plus rescue cats, not just dried kibble, but the good...

Andrew Perry, 52: Re-Inventing Education for the Modern World

Sometimes we need to seek out our purpose and mission; other times it comes to us as an obvious problem in need of a solution. But what if the problem turns out to be a huge paradigm shift in...

Patrice Tanaka, 67: Live Your Purpose

This week, being the end of summer as we are beset with what feels like a tsunami of uncertainty, we revisit the magical Patrice Tanaka. Anxiety levels are at an all-time high; loneliness, fear and a loss of meaning...

Susan Purvis, 58: Ready For Action

The decorated backcountry rescuer's life was turned upside down by a sudden divorce.  She recovered, righted the ship, and is back at the top of her game, playing with the big boys out in the wild places. She plays...

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Michelle Ford, 59: The Athlete’s Life After the Gold

Life is filled with transitions. So often our happiness depends on our ability to navigate the unknown waters we may have found ourselves plunged...

Jack Lowe, 79: Fit for Life

For Jack Lowe, fitness and health had been a huge part of his life. Then one day in 2013, without any warning, he collapsed...

Mariel Hemingway, 59: Wellness and Healing, by Carré Otis

By Carré Otis I recently had the honor of interviewing Mariel Hemingway. She has been on my ‘most inspiring’ list since my childhood. Growing up,...

Nishriin Parikh, 54: Karate, Discipline and Joy

Nishriin Parikh has been pushing against societal expectations her entire life. When she was growing up in conservative India, studying martial arts was not...

Alfreda Lanoix, 65

One of the clearest connections we see between the movement of people today desiring to be accepted for their age, whatever age that is,...

Sandy Linter, 73: Makeup Superstar

Sandy, who some may know from her wonderful beauty-based Instagram feed, is an iconic original. Born in Brooklyn, raised in Staten Island, an intrepid...

Barry Goldstein, 60: Music as Medicine

Grammy Award winner Barry Goldstein was living in the fast lane in NYC, a full-time, glamorous, big-time pop-music producer. It was the sort of...
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