Transformation

What You Eat

you are what you eat We have been talking a lot about personal responsibility recently- this includes what you put in body. Getting your food right requires attention, effort and perseverance. You must acquire this knowledge, and then you must diligently apply it. What may dubiously have worked for us 40 years...

Health Champion

be your own health champion You are the only person who really understands you. This also means that you and only you have full responsibility for your own health. Within some common sensibilities- don’t smoke, stay strong, avoid trans fats- there is no one size fits all prescription. It is...

Aging Well

aging well is hard work This week I learned one of my high school classmates, who has also been overweight/obese for decades, has Type 2 diabetes, organ complications and a grim future. I have no knowledge of what has been said between him and his doctors these past decades, but...

Meditation

One of the most fascinating and surprising discoveries of AGEIST has been that most of our people have some sort of meditation practice. I have been meditating daily for about 5 years, and had previously half-heartedly been attempting to for about 15 years. In my exploration, I became familiar with...

Wave of Change

why is the wave of change happening now? The last couple of weeks, I have been out speaking and have been regularly asked the same question of “Why now? Why is this new way of living midlife emerging now?” There are many reasons, but here at AGEIST we have identified...

TEDx/PSFK Review

Everyone should do a TED-type talk. It focuses the mind in a way not dissimilar to mountain climbing or big-wave surfing: high risk, high reward, and thank God we are still alive at the end of it.  I prepared for these talks for 3 months, with the last month...

Most Important Part

and here's the most important part The part of AGEIST that I most enjoy is the part that I am sure an MBA would tell me is the least effective use of my limited time. It’s when I am in contact with all of you. It’s returning your emails, especially...

Self Delusion

This fascinating article in the NYTimes recently caught my eye. “The better we get at something, the likelier we are to see how much more we can improve, which can sometimes lead us to underestimate ourselves” and conversely, “the less skilled you are at something, the less likely you are...

The future office: community work spaces

The age of the single career that revolves around a single office or company with a fixed 65 retirement date is over. Most of us get this. The workplace itself has morphed into wifi-enabled shared spaces, purpose built for maximum adaptability. Businesses such as AGEIST rely on a team...

Wisdom vs Curiosity

wisdom and gravitas are not weapons I don’t feel particularly wise. True, I understand some things better than other people who have not worked in my field. After several years at the top of a profession, I have a new venture, a media startup. Every day I feel like a beginner,...