sunrise

Dawn comes laden. Age knows the art of receiving. Bask in the gifts of the day.

candles

With age comes inner peace, greater acceptance, and a feeling of wholeness.

dandelion

Where I once waded hip deep through the demanding minutia of living, I now find insignificant moments that mean everything.

fire

The heater warms the body. The fire warms the soul.

two-hands

We want to be loved, to belong, and to be competent.

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Aging has its own version of the biological clock. Time is running out for me, and much remains to be done.

Wisdom Shared

This site is about becoming all we can become. It is about insight and wisdom shared with each other, and about unexpected gifts that come with aging. Feel comfortable. Find something of interest. Enjoy your visit.

 

 

The Power of Words

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Reading the writings of others has opened doors, brought validation and a feeling of belonging, has inspired me, and given me comfort. Perhaps the greatest gifts have been new information and new insights—bits of light shining on a new way to think or feel, and subsequently, to act.    

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A Reflection on Names

A Reflection on Names

A reflection on names . . . Our names, whether we like them or not, represent the key element in how we define ourselves. In the Western culture, a little boy’s name, John Robert Jones, is given him at birth, remains with him throughout his life, and in death, John Robert Jones is inscribed on […]

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Second Edition

Second Edition

After months away, this website will become alive again. The Second Edition of Death Comes Not as a Stranger is here and can be ordered wherever books available: through book stores, on the internet at Barnesandnoble.com and Amazon, on e-publishing sites Kindle, Nook, and iBookstore. This book can be reviewed easily on the “look inside” […]

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Ways of Learning

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We learn in numerous ways. We watch, listen, and read; we speak, write, and take action. We gain information and understanding, and we experience emotion. As we reflect upon what we learn, experience, and feel, we often find an interweaving among those thoughts, insights, and emotions. Clearer pictures take form.

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A Search for Happiness

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Instead of seeking an illusive state of constant happiness, I have found it helpful to seek a deep sense of contentment, of being at peace with who I am and the life I live. I envision it as the keel on a sailing vessel going deep into the water, providing stability and keeping it from […]

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Serenity and Contemplation

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Serenity and contemplation are vital to deepening our understanding, appreciating the beauty in our lives, and learning from our pain. Through reflection we gain insight and wisdom. We grow stronger emotionally and spiritually. In quiet times of contemplation, we become wiser.

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Pondering

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We are influenced by what happens around us, to us, or with us. Our responses and reactions differ as each of us walks through our personal fires. It helps to remember that fire evaporates water, burns wood, and hardens steel.

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Seeking Approval

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When we allow ourselves to be measured by an array of opinions held by others, we lose trust in ourselves. It is a practice that foments fear of failure. Without the courage to fail, we cripple our capacity to learn.

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Recognizing the Basics

Recognizing the Basics

Life teaches us that tenacity and resiliency are essential. Tenacity is the capacity to hang in there when the going gets rough. Resiliency is what picks you up when you fall. They sound simple. They’re not. Think of them as forms of intelligence. The good news is that they can be developed.

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Nourishing our Gifts and Talents

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When one realizes the significance of owning success, one automatically, if not consciously, acknowledges the validation and appreciation of the gifts, talents, and dedicated hard work that made the success possible. Validation and appreciation of talents and gifts, as well as the dedication and work that brings those talents and gifts to fruition, are the […]

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