Tag: Aging

Get Busy Living: The Beauty of Midlife Momentum

It’s almost like clockwork: “Rabbi, I’m scared to die. I’m not sure my life has meant enough.” It might sound like I’m talking about holding the hand of a 95-year-old on her deathbed, but I’m not. (Rarely do I meet people late in life who are unprepared for death. Most of the elderly people I know tend to feel “ready.”) Those who express the fear above are usually around 40 years old. As I say, it’s almost like clockwork…indeed, for so many of us. It’s a graduation into a new kind of......

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Heaven, Hell and Graduation: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (June 1 – 5), we?discussed Class of 2015 commencement speakers who were abundant with wisdom, the parenting challenge of letting go of fear, the religious ideas people use for guidance, the probability of living longer than you may expect, and the courage of Caitlyn Jenner. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Commencement Wisdom in 2015: Must-Read Links – TWD You don’t have to be graduating to gain inspiration from the words of wisdom delivered by commencement speakers......

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Six Ways To Add Life To Your Years

How do you make the most of whatever you have? It’s not an insignificant question, but not exactly a new one either. Or is it? When it comes to making the most of our years, it actually is. Consider this: A person turning 65 today can reasonably expect to reach their 84th birthday and beyond, while in 1950, the average person who reached 65 was barely around past their 70th! Time remains our most precious resource, to be sure. After all, you can make more money, more friends, more love. But we......

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