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    Own it. Do it. I had a wonderful conversation this week with Leona West Fox, functional nutritionist, on Catherine O’s pod cast.  One of the things she said was “Don’t let food happen to you” as in take charge, take responsibility for what you eat. Let’s expand it to “Don’t let...

    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...

    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...
    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...
    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...
      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...
    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...
    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...

    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...