A Report from the Slow Lane. I don’t really have a place to stand. I’m just uneasy. Anything I do is contaminated by my awareness. Not doing anything, or enough, is equally unsatisfying. I am literally torn apart, if I let myself know what I already know.
Purpose will never come from finding better and better activities. Opportunities for purpose arise from how those activities are started. It is time for us to throw away the activity schedule.
As a Ph.D. student in psychology, much of my research focuses on the question: “How do feelings of usefulness to others in later life influence the selection and application of adaptive health behaviors?”
Sarah Oliver realized her vision of building a mission-driven handbag company that empowers elders by tapping a knitting circle at a local retirement community to produce her fabrics. The results have been amazing.