Most of the time I think I’m doing ok, even better than ok. I don’t really mind staying home and have plenty of projects to keep me busy and opportunities to connect with other people. But out of the blue, I can suddenly feel almost overwhelming sadness and despair. One minute the sun is shining and the next, it’s a downpour.
How can you grow older with joy, fulfillment, resilience, and no regrets? You could begin by reading the book Our Wisdom Years by psychologist Dr. Charles Garfield. Instead of fighting against aging or later life as he calls it, he suggests that we embrace the opportunity to live a more meaningful life. His book provides a roadmap that is guaranteed to lead you down a road of adventure and deep reflection. Listen to our conversation and learn more.
In the midst of all this uncertainty and angst, there are moments of joy. One such moment occurred this past weekend when Lee Hews’ first grandchild was born.
Feeling down? A little lost? Uncertain? Overwhelmed? Take a quick Bright Side break with me.
Did you know that practicing gratitude can make you happier and healthier? Don’t know where to begin? Some tips from Dr. Robert Emmons, a gratitude expert.
Imagine walking into a roomful of people strumming and singing a happy tune. Your worries would melt away in an instant. Your toes would start tapping and your face would break into a smile. It happened to me when I heard the ukulele band The FLUKES.
Joy Hare tries to live up to her name in all aspects of her life. You can’t make it to 75 without experiencing some heartache, and she has. But she is always seeking joy, which is reflected in the poetry she writes, the art she produces, the work she does, and the adventures she takes. She reflects on all of that in the latest episode of my special series Conversations About Aging.
Lavon Harris is grateful to have lived as long as she has — 100 years!
She considers herself healthy, happy, and also sad because you can’t live without some sadness in your heart. She shares her joys and her sadness in this episode of Conversations About Aging, a Catching Health podcast.
The holidays are a wonderful time to renew and grow relationships with friends and family. And to enjoy and celebrate food. They can also be a time of stress.
Our two-week stay upta camp is over, which is not such a joyful thing. But we had a great time with mostly beautiful weather and some amazing light shows at sunset. I love sitting on the dock and watching the sun go down.