Category: Artistry of Aging

Laughter Across The Generations

“One of the great things about getting older is that the younger generation can bring fun and laughter to your life. The other day I was with our granddaughter Gracie, and I did not hear what she said. I asked her to repeat what she had said. She looked at me and smiled. Then quite naturally, she said, ‘Nana, do you have your hearing aids in?’ David nudge me in the ribs, and we both laughed out loud. I love that she knows my little quirks well enough to ask me that question. I love myself because I could laugh and not feel diminished at my losing my faculties, LOL! “

Be Like Water

“We are all collectively living through uncharted times, and this is when we need people to lean on. We need to find ways to be there for each other, to help each other through. If there is any silver lining to be found, it has been rediscovering our collective capacity for compassion. ”

The Blank Page

“Aging into elderhood is rather like this blank page for many of us. The rites of passage an acknowledgement for inhabiting this stage of life no longer exist in many cultures these days. Where can we find direction? Perhaps in the depths of that blank space. This is what life does.”

Let Us Walk…

Guest Poem by Benjamin Van Haeff Let us walk Let us walk into the uncharted pathways of this New Year Let us fall in love again with the living body of our lives Making love to the simple joys we hold in our care.… Continue Reading “Let Us Walk…”

Each Precious Moment

“In times gone by, so much pressure ’to get somewhere”… to achieve, and the ultimate fear of ‘falling off the cliff’ before I had completed my purpose!

But what pray is that purpose?!…”

Back To The Important Places

“Short film about the connection between a father and son, and the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The film explores the growth of these two men, through different stages of their lives, and how the thread woven between them, the Colorado River, brought them back to the most important place of all.”

Wild Elder Elf Magic!

“Have you been in a situation where you listened to your intuition and internal guidance over a commitment you had made? It takes a certain measurement of surrender to do so and a huge heaping of trust and transparency……”

Embodied GPS

“We used to pay attention to an innate embodied inner guidance system that was deeply embedded in our intimate relationship with nature, in the rhythms and cycles of life and death, within our inhale and exhale. But then we forgot, buried deep within our psyches, as we lost our on going conversation with the very heart of our deepest yearnings and knowing.”

Wild Elder Poetry!

“A recent addition of a Wild Elder Poetry page is devoted to the writing that emerges from our every day, moment to moment experience of embodied life, as well as what is stirred through our connection with each other – the “WE” space. If you would like to contribute a poem, a Guest Blog Post, or join our community by becoming a Spotlight, please let us know. “

Dare Darlin’ Dare

“I didn’t see this coming, in fact I wasn’t even sure I had it in me. Never before, best as I recall, have my own words, my unique thoughts, my inherent wisdom poured forth so bountifully. It started innocently enough with a ‘YES’ to participate in a training for Poetry as a Tool for Wellness.”