Becoming a Silver Dancer

My friend Michael Noyes, born 1959, is a dancer. He thinks like a dancer. He moves like a dancer. He identifies himself as a dancer. When Michael teaches yoga, he doesn’t teach it as a series of static positions, instantly teleporting from one mountaintop position to...

That Giant Sucking Sound You Hear is the Silver Tsunami Coming

Older adults are the fastest growing group in the US, sometime called the “silver tsunami.” The impact of their caregiving needs will hit the US economy with the destructive, chaotic force of a tidal wave. Don’t waste time picking up pretty shells. It’s time to move to higher ground.

The Anatomy of Loneliness

Why are so many people, in so many countries, so lonely — an affliction that the AARP says is as detrimental to your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day? Guess what? It’s not you! You are fine, but you are fighting against a culture and built environment that cultivates social isolation. It’s time to say, “Enough!” and save your life.

Life and Death on the Roulette Wheel

‘Round and ’round and ’round it goes. Where it stops…nobody knows! Polished television commercials from financial planning services urge us to start young, scrimp and save, and be well prepared for our “golden years.” They are providing good...

The One Thing You Must Absolutely Have

Do you want to be resuscitated? Do you want doctors to use extreme measures to save your life, or do you prefer a natural death? How much do you want your family to know about your situation? Who is designated to make decisions on your behalf in the event you can’t make them yourself? In the event you pass, what do you want done with your body? Do you care?

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