What or Who is an Elder? Gary Carlson We had an interesting discussion in my men’s group recently about what it means to be an elder—and what roles or responsibilities the term elder suggests. Of course, there are a number of definitions in the dictionary for elder, including older, [...]
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As It Should Be By Felice Rhiannon “Do we settle for the world as it is, or do we work for the world as it should be?” Former President Barak Obama asked this question, probably many times, in the course of his campaigns and terms of office. He probably [...]
What’s Up With “Aging and the Loss of Ambition” John C. Robinson, Ph.D., D.Min. I’ve written a blog for my website, johnrobinson.org, on a wide variety of spiritually relevant aging topics over the past six years. I know from the analytics that people read the blog but they rarely [...]
Stan Paine, CSL Reflecting—and Acting Winter is a good time to reflect on our lives. In doing so, many of us spend considerable time regretting past situations we wish we had handled differently. It’s easy to get stuck in our regrets, bemoaning the fact that there is nothing we [...]
The Gift of Meditation for Elders By Connie Zweig, Ph.D. During the decades that I taught hundreds of people how to attune to the inner voices in their shadows, I also have urged them to meditate. In response, people have asked Why. If we allow into conscious awareness those [...]
Can One Person Change Our ‘Sick Care’ System? by Joel Theisen, RN At the core of our humanness is a yearning to connect – whether that means to our inner spirit or the world around us, we are not meant to be alone in our ability to survive. And [...]