Monthly Archives: September 2015

Write Your Own Life Story

As children, we are asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and when we are young, we make our plans. Life intervenes. People come and go into our lives; relationships change and end. We make decisions … Continue reading

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The Power to Change Your Brain

Instead of buying a new computer or smart phone when your old one can’t keep up with your needs, wouldn’t it be great if it had the limitless ability to upgrade its own hardware and software to meet the demands of … Continue reading

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Achieve Your Positive Potential at Any Age

On Thursday, September 10th, 2015, I spoke to an enthusiastic audience of over 200 brought together by the Tapestry Foundation for Health Care in this season’s first Dialogue on Aging.  I talked about how we are co-authors of our own … Continue reading

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The Reality of Change

There is a stereotype that older people can’t keep up with change. Family members will laugh at the blinking display of the unset DVD player (or for the even less adaptable, VCR). And the older we get, the more quickly … Continue reading

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Achieve Your Positive Potential

Our kids expect to be asked, “What do you want to be when you’ve grown up?” In our first two decades, life is not just about being but becoming: learning, growing and anticipating new experiences. We recognize the constant change … Continue reading

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Your Positive Potential at Any Age

At every age and in every day, we have challenges, gifts, and a call to action. In each day, I see all of life in the patients I serve – from newborns to the long retired. Even when we cease … Continue reading

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