Adapting to Change as We Age

Change is difficult even under the best of circumstances. As we get older we often find ourselves resisting change and seeking security and consistency. As a young person I thrived on change. At any opportunity I was ready to try something new. Eager. Hopeful. Optimistic. The new “shiny thing” was…

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Laughter ~ Balm for the Soul

You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.  ~ Michael Pritchard ~~~ What would life be like without laughter? One of the many gifts of aging is acquiring the ability to take ourselves a bit less seriously. While some people are just born with the ability…

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Facing Our Deepest Fears

Living in fear can take the joy from life and the texture from living. It’s easy to feel the nudge of fear that would have us huddle in a corner afraid to venture forth. A day doesn’t go by that we don’t hear of, or live through, a natural disaster…

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Midlife Transitions

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”  – Maya Angelou No matter how old we are or what our life circumstances, life altering events happen, sometimes frequently. They are the situations, real or imagined, that drive…

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