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    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...

    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...
    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...
    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...

    Build a Network

    If you are looking for a new job, to change careers, or just to have a more satisfying, engaged life, you need a network — a robust, ever-expanding network.  There is a tendency with age to let our networks diminish, and with it our skill at making new ones.  As...
    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...

    Passion

    passion is contagious Passion leads to a sense of purpose. Without a sense of purpose, we humans become untethered rather quickly. It’s why undirected retirement doesn’t work out so well for many people. What does one do if one feels lacking in passion?Passion is contagious. It is the antidote for...

    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...
    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...
    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...