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    A bit of stress is a good thing. I’m talking about a challenge outside one's comfort zone. So often the velocity of time pushes us towards torpor and its detrimental effects on our health, social lives and cultural awareness. Fight the power, so they say. To be bored is...

    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...

    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...
    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...
    We are limited by several things in life. There are certain givens: how smart we are, how tall we are, who our families were, and that sort of thing. These are generally what we focus on. In math, they would say these are the fixed values. But the equation...

    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...

    Positive Action

    There are 3 factors that influence our lives. There are the resources we have been dealt: smarts, money, family, etc. There is what is happening around us: war, boom times, famine, disco, whatever. None of these are within our control, they are just givens. The third variable is what we...

    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...
      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...
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