Category: Artistry of Aging

Over 70 – Elderhood In Action!

“Over a year of filming across the globe to tell 18 stories of people over 70. Why? Because there are lives that can inspire our own. Watch “Stories of A Generation with Pope Francis.”

DAY 31: Joy In Life

“I am filled with gratitude as I write this last post in the “31- Days of Joy and Laughter Project” and concurrently complete a 6-day self directed personal retreat to end the year. As all of these posts came from trusting the unfolding in each day – not planned agenda – today’s post reflects that magical synchronicity that constantly fills my life to over flowing.”

DAY 30: “Kindness Is My Super Power”

“On this next to last day of the 31-Days of Joy and Laughter Project the article from Good News, along with the video below, came to my attention. It sparked something within me. That part who consciously chooses to participate in one act of kindness and share laughter/humor with at least one person every time I go out into my community. A practice I have taken to heart for many years now and benefited greatly from. “

DAY 27: Enough Is A “Precious” Feast

“Three years ago I visited my home town of San Diego, California in the beach area of Ocean Beach/Point Loma where I was born, raised and brought three sons into the world – with the purpose of spending time with family still living there. It was like living my life backwards with so many memories arising as I walked my old haunts and the hard packed sand at the waters edge.  On one of these walks I reflected on my entry experience at the airport a day before….”

DAY 25: Come Out and Play!

“”Play is a beautiful, creative and powerful part of who we are. In this fun and inspiring video, you will be joyously reminded of the deeper purpose and gift of play. Watch how people express their playful spirit, and learn how play connects us to our Self, the heart of children, and the larger interplay of life.” Vince Gowmon

DAY 24: A Bit of Light Magic

“Awe, wonder and a bit of dancing around, just like the young child close to us, as we walked into the Winter Lights show outdoors at the N. Carolina Arboretum. What pure magic awaited us as we walked through hundreds of displays in the gardens spontaneously singing with the music and certainly with smiles on our faces the entire time!”

DAY 23: Bare Limb Wild Dance

“Having spent most of my life with palm trees in Southern California or evergreens of some sort in Northern California the bare limb Winter hardwoods of Western N. Carolina are bewitching me. Have you ever just taken a walk to be with nature in such a way that you became part of the wild dance?”

DAY 21: Spontaneous Laughter and Kindness

“The holidays can be a slippery slope. As we honor Winter Solstice today, the darkest day of the year, we are aware that it also marks crossing over the threshold to a very gradual return to more light each day.Starting the day with candles lit watching the sunrise over the mountains I was suddenly awash with emotions…..”

DAY 19: Wild Divinity

“When “home” resides in the wild divinity of the heart, nestled in the embrace of the natural world, each moment you are aware of serves as an awakening to life. Never separate. Always a part of the whole. The beauty, power and grounding of nature serving as guidance. Whispered into heart, body, mind and soul as a reminder to build inner resilience, acceptance and trust.”

DAY 18: Joy of Food: Overcoming the Odds

“As I watched each segment telling stories of people who have not only overcome immense odds, but in addition turned them into lifelong service to their communities with devotion, resilience and generosity of spirit, I couldn’t help but smile. This is what we should see on the daily news and in our social media for it is abundantly happening all over the world.”