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    Since we have some amazing, wise, experienced members, we thought we would ask a question, then publish the answers. “How would you make a big life decision?” Slowly. I wasn’t always like this, but at this time in my life — I am 56 — I am more risk averse because the recovery...
    Anyone can learn most anything in two years. In 4,000 hours of dedicated study you can speak a new language, learn to code, master social media, learn pretty much any new field this side of rocket science and brain surgery. It’s true, you will most likely not be translating Mandarin...
    Welcome to the party.  Here is a sample of some of our witty readers comments. Let's hear from you. What are you thinking about today? Don't be shy, bring on. 12 Valentine’s Day Ideas for a Real Woman Mary P. Shriver's irreverent post " Because, I am not that chick. Because I am not the chick...
      View this post on Instagram  Sandra Cattaneo Adorno, 65. Age is not a barrier to creativity. With no prior experience, she is given a camera at 60, and by 64 she is an award winning internationally recognized photographer. Read the entire story at AGEIST of how a business woman pivots...
    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...

    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...

    Swiss Radio

    Swiss Radio interview I was recently interviewed on Swiss radio about my thoughts on Swiss life."If you remove all difficulty and challenge from your life, if you go into a world of total comfort and total luxury, you've also entered the realm of total decay. One of the things I...
    Angélique du Toit, who is working on a new book exploring the facets of getting older, debunking some of the myths aimed at women in particular. She sent in this post:Attitude is one of the most significant factors that determine the quality of life. I am disheartened to observe...

    Adaptation

    hard is not impossible We have been writing for the last month about this simple idea: hard is not impossible. We walked, we made friends in elevators, we meditated, we endured cold showers. So what is the point of all this? Self-flagellation?The most powerful thing to do to change your...
    Living in Beta One of the harder things for many of us to get our minds around — myself included — is the idea that nothing we do is actually finished. This is particularly difficult when applied to things we think are more or less set: our knowledge base, our...
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