My sister Hannah O’Hara Thomas passed away today. She lived 17-and-a-half years longer than anyone predicted. While it is so painful, tragic, and downright unfair that she left us after only 18 years, I believe that in that time she lived more fully and gave more than most people could in a 100 years.
When it comes to aging technological innovation can tend to miss the mark. Look no further than the apparent interest in robot caregivers.
The Wall Street Journal published an article recently that challenges head on the declinist myths of aging.
THE EDEN ALTERNATIVE BLOG — Recently the American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias published a study showing the effects of mindfulness on care partnerships. CBS News wrote up the findings in an interesting article.
You may think or hope I’m joking, but nope we’re talking about tree rings today. So, before you click away I encourage you to read just a few paragraphs more. For those of you who may not know these rings are how we measure a trees age.
There is wide discrepancy between description and explanation. Many things in our lives are easily described, but when asked to explain them, we are hard pressed to respond.
In college I was told never to write an “alarm clock opening.” This technique, I was told, is often used in unimaginative beginnings.
As a young, healthy man I imagine my sense of security is much different my parents’, and theirs is that much different than their parents’.
Dr. Bill Thomas has been writing and speaking publicly for over 20 years. The Eden Alternative has just posted a webinar of Dr. Bill deconstructing the art of speaking publicly and explaining the pieces in a meaningful, accessible way.
There is really no way to jump into this nicely so I’ll just out with it. Calico, a subsidiary of Google, is trying to cure death and to do that they are going to try to ‘cure’ aging.
Do UStream? You should.
Look for us at the 6th Annual Green House Meeting and Celebration in Boston, MA November 18-20th.
Leapfrogging off my thought earlier this week about younger generations becoming resentful of older generations. The New York Time has an interesting piece about how people really aren’t very good at predicting how much (if at all) they will change as they age. When we remember our past selves, they seem quite different. We know how much our personalities and tastes have changed over… Read more →
Has there always been this level of contention between generations? Tell us what you think.
Earlier this week I was in Branson, MO helping to cover Signature Health Care’s 2013 Elder Vacation, and there are some great stories to look at.
I’m not arrogant.
Mostly it’s just a case of my obstinant, one-track mind colliding with my youthful pride to create something distressingly similar to arrogance.
Change is a tricky thing, isn’t it?
Knowing which changes are worth making, and which ones cause needless stress is nearly impossible to figure out objectively.
The Eden Alternative has been dedicated to creating a life worth living for nearly two decades. So, what exactly makes a life worth living?
What is going to happen when my generation reaches retirement age after paying the equivalent of two mortgages worth of debt?
The Millennial generation is coming of age as the most stressed generation. Little wonder considering college graduates are entering a contracting economy crushing debt.
How good are we at perceiving beauty? That was the focus of a Washington Post social experiment that sought to test people’s ability to identify great art.