Aging: The Master Teacher

THE THREE AGELESS RELATIONSHIPS AND THE 25 WORDS THAT PROMOTE AGELESSNESS

Aug 01 2017

An ageless relationship is one that helps define and support the real you, your authentic self, the innermost genuineness at the core of your personality... all ingredients of your innate agelessness. There are three types of ageless relationships.1. Your relationship with that person or persons who truly knows and loves you. Communication with others you love is called deep sharing. 2. Your relationship with yourself. Communication with yourself is called introspection or self-talk.3. Your relationship with God. Communication with God is called prayer.The language you use in all three of these relationships determines the quality and depth of the communication....

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From the Disease of Ageism to the Delight of Agelessness Part 2

Aug 01 2017

So, if ageism is a disease, a social contagion of our mind that damages us both individually and collectively, what is its cure?Like any malady, we first need a diagnosis, an awareness that we indeed suffer from it... we need to own that we indeed have it. Next we need to understand how it infects us.Ageism is a particular cancer of the mind that invades our personality by: 1) distorting our beliefs about aging, 2) blurring our perceptions of aging, 3) twisting our thoughts about old people, and 4) irritating our feelings about old people. Beyond this we need some...

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From the Disease of Ageism to the Delight of Agelessness- Part 1

Jul 07 2017

Ageism, the cultural diminishment of aging and elderhood, is a disease just as real as pneumonia or cancer.  Instead of attacking our bodies, ageism infects our minds, hearts, and souls.  Ageism renders us ill in spirit.  Here is where ageism damages us most- in the ways we see, think, and feel about ourselves as we become more chronologically endowed.  Ageism is a virulent social contagion that is carried unconsciously by us all, varying only by the degree of infection we carry.  We catch the disease of ageism from each other, from the media, and seemingly from the air we breathe…...

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How to Flunk Your Retirement – Part 2

Jul 07 2017

Retirement offers the prospect of a new beginning.  Retirement is a commencement more than an ending.  Retirement gives us hope as we start a new life journey.  Retirement holds up a new light as we see a new path. The new journey brings us gifts: we become more interesting and lead a more meaningful life. This light is the same light that has steadied us all along….it is the light of Christ.  So what do we need to do to fully capture this light of retirement and embark on this new journey?  The answer is in the way we use...

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Don’t Flunk your Retirement!

Jun 15 2017

Too many people, and more guys than gals, flunk their retirement.  OK, many if not most, are financially prepared, and they appear to be recreationally involved in some leisure activities.  All to the good!  But how prepared are they as professed Christians in the most important life arena… their spiritual life?  It’s here where we can flunk retirement; we simply do not see retirement for what it fundamentally is... a new calling to new life. So what is new life exactly?  Well, it doesn’t mean you need to necessarily move your residence or find a new life partner, or change...

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Seven Lifespan Vitality Blockers

Jun 09 2017

Vitality emerges naturally in a person as a mindset of living fully is progressively developed, and when potential wellness obstacles (or blockers) are removed.  The following seven vitality blockers can prevent you from experiencing genuine vitality and from living fully.  Dr. Norman Shealy, M.D. and Caroline Myss say in their book The Creation of Health that people can accelerate illness when one or more of the following seven dysfunctional patterns is present: 1.  The presence of unresolved or deeply consuming emotional, psychological or spiritual stress in our life.  Holding a grudge, unresolved grief, or anger, unexpressed feelings, resentments, injustices, abuse...

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