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Aging, General

 7 records found

Suddendly It's Clear Why I Want to Be Old by Garrison Keillor

(My World   September 29, 2022)
The air is golden, smelling of wine and apples and woodsmoke. It takes me back…
Topics: Attitudes Contemplation, Insight Contentment, Satsifaction Hopes & Dreams Memories Optimal Aging Relationships

How to Crack the Code to Happiness in the Second Half of Life by NPR Staff

(Health & Wellness   February 26, 2022)
You've got to do the work. You can't just wish for it, and you can't hope you get lucky.…
Topics: Achievements Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Attitudes Coping COVID-19 Hopes & Dreams Memories Optimal Aging Relationships Research

Make Peace with the Past by Ken Potts

(Health & Wellness   October 1, 2021)
It will help you live more happily in the present…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Attitudes Contentment, Satsifaction Coping Optimal Aging Relationships Wellness

Agers Anonymous by James N. Watkins

(My World   September 24, 2021)
Jim introduces his new support group and a book that promises passion, purpose and pizazz for all ages…
Topics: Attitudes Character, Integrity Faith Forgive, Forgiveness Gratitute Hopes & Dreams Love Optimal Aging

Are You In Your Flow? by Richard Bergstrom

(Learn   September 10, 2021)
Learning what motivates you…
Topics: Attitudes Hopes & Dreams Learning Opportunity Optimal Aging Psychology, Psychological Health Service Work

'I Don't Have Time' is Not the Real Problem by Darius Doroux

(Our World   May 28, 2021)
We all have 24 hours each day, so learn how a change in perspective can help turn dreams to reality…
Topics: Attitudes Change Inspiration Learning Opportunity Optimal Aging

Slow Down As We Age? by Ken Potts

(Health & Wellness   November 6, 2018)
Not necessarily…
Topics: Attitudes Inspiration Optimal Aging Personal Issues Wellness


 2 records found

Don't Be a Bad Listener by Stephanie Vozza / Fast Company

(Connections   July 16, 2021)
We come into conversations with our own agendas and low attention spans, but if you want to build better relationships you need to master active listening…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Attitudes Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making Civility Communication Relationships

America Isn't Awkward Enough by Adam Kotsko / Zocalo Public Square

(Connections   July 15, 2021)
Our anti-social norms keep us from engaging in the uncomfortable moments that lead to real change…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Attitudes Change Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making Communication COVID-19 Relationships Wellness

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 1 record found

Who is On Your Mean-the-Most List? by Bill Nichols

(Connections   March 26, 2016)
And whose mean-the-most list would you be on?…
Topics: Attitudes Communication Faith Relationships


 6 records found

Good Isn't Good Enough, Seek Perfection by Garrison Keillor

(My World   July 8, 2022)
I’m in Minnesota where the other day I ate a radish that had a real bite to it, not the tepid politically correct radishes I’ve become accustomed to…
Topics: Attitudes Contemplation, Insight Humor Optimal Aging Wisdom

Blessed Are the Meek for They Shall Inheirit a Shirt by Garrison Keillor

(My World   June 17, 2022)
I sat down in a café and enjoyed a croissant. The waiter offered to refill my coffee cup. This is the sort of kindness an old dog takes sustenance from…
Topics: Attitudes Beliefs Contemplation, Insight Contentment, Satsifaction Grace Gratitute Lifestyle, General Optimal Aging

The Meaning of Life as it Dawned on Me the Other Night by Garrison Keillor

(My World   June 10, 2022)
. . . nonetheless we are independent individuals and we can discern what is true, what is noble and right, what is lovely and admirable and to think on these things…
Topics: Attitudes Circumstances, Life Events Contentment, Satsifaction Optimal Aging Relationships

A Man Walking Through a Big City Snowstorm by Garrison Keillor

(My World   January 13, 2022)
A good hard winter is a restorative…
Topics: Attitudes Circumstances, Life Events Contemplation, Insight Coping Lifestyle, General Relationships Weather

Meditation While Waiting for Coffee to Brew by Garrison Keillor

(My World   January 8, 2022)
I hate wasting time…
Topics: Attitudes Lifestyle, General Optimal Aging

Civil Civilizations by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   July 23, 2021)
What happens when a civilization is no longer civil?…
Topics: Attitudes Character, Integrity Civility Freedom Government Grace History Relationships Social Issues Trends

Government & Politics

 2 records found

How Old is Ancient? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   September 5, 2020)
Don't discard something or someone because they appear ancient…
Topics: Attitudes Beliefs Character, Integrity History Language, Meaning Politics Relationships Wisdom

Driven Apart or Drawn Together? by Stu Johnson

(My World   November 21, 2018)
Reflections on the state of the nation at the mid-term elections…
Topics: Attitudes Civility Demographics Diversity & Pluralism Faith Government History Media Politics Social Media Technology Trends Trust Voting & Elections

Health & Wellness

 2 records found

To Get Out of Your Head, Get Out of Your House by Arthur C. Books /The Atlantic

(Health & Wellness   August 20, 2022)
Spending time in nature can help relieve stress and anxiety…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Attitudes Nature Optimal Aging Stress Wellness

Five Habits for HappinessA few minutes a day is all it takes Reported by Stu Johnson

(Health & Wellness   July 26, 2015)
Brigid Schulte of the Washington Post interviews happiness researcher Shawn Achor (excerpt, with links to full article)
Topics: Attitudes Contentment, Satsifaction Optimal Aging


 3 records found

Thanksgiving Reflections by Leona Bergstrom

(My World   November 12, 2021)
What Piglet taught me about gratittude…
Topics: Attitudes Gratitute Holidays Holiday Season Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving

A Prodigal Father's Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 19, 2021)
The patient, persistent, unconditional love of our Heavenly Father…
Topics: Attitudes Choices and Decision Making Faith Family Father's Day God Holidays Loss & Grieving Love Relationships

Making Deposits in the Blessing Bank by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 28, 2019)
A grateful heart is a great investment…
Topics: Attitudes Gratitute Holidays Holiday Season Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving


 4 records found

Dare to be Ordinary by James N. Watkins

(My World   July 9, 2021)
We've been taught we can have whatever we want, but…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Attitudes Beliefs Courage Faith Jesus Lifestyle, General Optimal Aging Trust

How to Be Thankful for Your Life by James Clear / JamesClear.com

(Health & Wellness   November 27, 2020)
Changing one word will flip your perspective for the better…
Topics: Attitudes Circumstances, Life Events Contentment, Satsifaction Coping Gratitute Inspiration Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving Wellness

The Four-Way Test by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   October 10, 2020)
Rotary's core values in rhyme…
Topics: Attitudes Beliefs Character, Integrity Civility Values

The ABCs of Life by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 25, 2016)
An alphabetical list of life lessons…
Topics: Attitudes Contemplation, Insight Inspiration Language, Meaning Wisdom

Life Events

 8 records found

What if It Does and They Don't? by Garrison Keillor

(My World   September 15, 2022)
Thoughts of rising sea levels, politics, and an ode to the pig whose mitral valve saved my life…
Topics: Attitudes Beliefs Change Health Care Nature Politics Science & Technology Social Issues

Vincent van Gogh on Fear, Taking Risks, Making Inspired Mistakes by Maria Popova / The Marginalian

(Arts & Entertainment   August 27, 2022)
'However meaningless and vain, however dead life appears, the man of faith, of energy, of warmth … steps in and does something.'…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Arts & Entertainment Attitudes Beliefs Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Character, Integrity Faith Optimal Aging

Drama is Life Trying to Get Our Attention by Garrison Keillor

(My World   August 12, 2022)
Carrying anger in your heart is misery in a bottle. . . thoughts on life as an old man prepares for open heart surgery…
Topics: Attitudes Contemplation, Insight Forgive, Forgiveness Health Care Hopes & Dreams Learning Optimal Aging Wellness

The Author Disembarks Almost by Garrison Keillor

(My World   July 22, 2022)
Thoughts of summer—and life—triggered by a New York subway mishap…
Topics: Attitudes Change Choices and Decision Making Contemplation, Insight Nature

Life is Like a Rack of Billiard Balls by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   July 16, 2022)
Taking aim at the days of our lives…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Attitudes Future Learning Lifestyle, General Optimal Aging Wellness

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News & Current Events

 2 records found

Bridging the Divide by Stu Johnson

(My World   January 15, 2022)
A reminder as we look back at The Capitol Insurrection and approach Martin Luther King Jr Day that the divisions we face are not new and that there are ways to bridge the divide…
Topics: Attitudes Beliefs Civility History Media News Politics Popular Culture Social Issues Technology Trust Values Voting & Elections

Conspiracy Theories and Human Psychology by Russell Johnson

(My World   September 18, 2021)
While conspiracy theories may not actually be increasing, awareness of them is, and it is important to understand the role they play in American culture…
Topics: Attitudes Beliefs Media Mental Health Popular Culture Psychology, Psychological Health Social Issues Social Movements


 10 records found

LGBTQ(IA+) and B-I-B-L-E by James N. Watkins

(Connections   June 3, 2022)
At the beginning of Pride Month, Jim revisits the issue of gender identity and what the Bible (not religious groups) says about it…
Topics: Attitudes Beliefs Bible Civility God Jesus Racism and Inequality Relationships Social Issues Social Movements

Two Suggestions for Dealing with So-Called 'Conceited' People by Ken Potts

(Connections   August 28, 2021)
It's a matter of perspective…
Topics: Attitudes Communication Coping Psychology, Psychological Health Relationships

Ways to Strengthen Your Relationship by Amy Fleming / The Guardian

(Connections   July 30, 2021)
Take nothing for granted, communicate clearly – and say something nice every single day…
Topics: Attitudes Communication Love Relationships

You're Apologizing All Wrong by Simran Sethi / Life Kit

(Connections   June 19, 2021)
Here's how to say sorry the right way…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Attitudes Character, Integrity Communication Learning Relationships

The Best Way to Make New Friends is to Be a Friend by Ken Potts

(Connections   June 5, 2021)
The answer to a pre-teen's question applies to all of us, no matter our age…
Topics: Attitudes Change Communication Friends & Neighbnors Lifestyle, General Relationships Social Activities Wellness

There are 5 more items for the category Relationships and the Attitudes topic...See the whole list