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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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What’s your story?

Imagine running into an old friend whom you had not seen since childhood. What story would you tell? Where are you now, and what has brought you to this point in your life? Whether we recognize it or not, we … Continue reading

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Coping with Change: Becoming an Agent of Positive Change

Change is a reality of our lives, our bodies and our relationships. None of us will escape aging, loss and death. But don’t despair, there’s much we can do in the meantime. The greatest waste of our time is the … Continue reading

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Everything changes . . . so let’s stop denying it!

Shunryu Suzuki-roshi when asked to express the heart of Buddhism in a few words replied, “Everything changes.” That’s an apt description of our lives. That change is generally a positive thing for children. They continue to grow and learn something … Continue reading

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