Last summer I was taken by the feeling that the time was right to start a new conversation about why we so often feel that our lives are out of balance– and how we can restore that balance.
The comments responding to my post Dangerous Myth of Reinvention are too good not to share.
The danger is that a counter-myth of dramatic and life altering transformation can also become radically disempowering and lead people to miss the value of much more subtle changes in one’s life and work.
Alone among the leading cultural figures of American society, Santa Claus qualifies as our only pro-aging icon. He is eminently comfortable with his own age and deeply concerned about the welfare of others. With his extraordinary magical abilities he could, presumably, “reverse aging” for himself, but knows that doing so would be an act of foolishness.
If the Life Reimagined movement is going to be about the conscious reclamation of new beginnings, it would seem logical that our movement ought to “reimagine” the American secular holiday that resonates most fully with “fresh starts.” Yeah, that’s right — we are plotting to take over New Years.
I predict that the celebrity headliners at this year’s American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine conference — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Actress/ Author Suzanne Somers — will in fact continue growing older right along with the rest of us. How do I know this?
This post discusses some nearly forgotten ways of thinking about women’s lives and the way culture shapes the female experience.
Today I invite readers to take a deeper look at the Ten Principles of The Eden Alternative.
The Pioneer Network’s motto “Changing the Culture of Aging in the 21st Century” put me in mind of a book chapter I contributed to the upcoming Culture Change, Volume 2.
One of the best and most valuable parts of the the Eden Alternative movement is the collaboration that goes on between people in different countries and continents.
We love hearing from new voices at ChangingAging. Sometimes, however, we get really enthusiastic messages from people who don’t quite get what we are about.
Should The Eden Alternative and The Green House Project become more active and aggressive and place a new emphasis on showing providers what change looks and feels like?
I am finding that Twitter is becoming a more important part of my social media diet.
Today’s must read is an interview that Martin Bayne recently gave to the New York Times.
Most readers know that I endorse a developmental perspective on age and aging. Here are a few of the data points that led me to hold that position.
Take a look at the pictures of the facility that let 87-year-old Lorraine Bayless die. The slang term for a place like this is a “Brass and Glass Palace.”
Aging in community presents a viable and appealing third option to institutional long-term care or “aging-in-place” that fosters and draws on social capital.
In a time when politicians and deficit hawks are advocating raising the eligibility age for Medicare, we should actually be pressing to do the exact opposite.
I am looking for what you think are the best videos/films that capture the truth of the caregiving experience.
The important loss of mental agility can also give us valuable new abilities, if we know where to look for them.