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What or Who is an Elder? Gary Carlson We had an interesting discussion in my men’s group recently about what it means to be an elder—and what roles or responsibilities the term elder suggests.  Of course, there are a number of definitions in the dictionary for elder, including older, senior or aged, as well [...]

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As It Should Be By Felice Rhiannon “Do we settle for the world as it is, or do we work for the world as it should be?” Former President Barak Obama asked this question, probably many times, in the course of his campaigns and terms of office. He probably asked it many times in [...]

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What’s Up With “Aging and the Loss of Ambition” John C. Robinson, Ph.D., D.Min. I’ve written a blog for my website, johnrobinson.org, on a wide variety of spiritually relevant aging topics over the past six years. I know from the analytics that people read the blog but they rarely comment. One blog in 2013, [...]

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Stan Paine, CSL Reflecting—and Acting Winter is a good time to reflect on our lives.  In doing so, many of us spend considerable time regretting past situations we wish we had handled differently.  It’s easy to get stuck in our regrets, bemoaning the fact that there is nothing we can do now about the [...]

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The Gift of Meditation for Elders By Connie Zweig, Ph.D. During the decades that I taught hundreds of people how to attune to the inner voices in their shadows, I also have urged them to meditate. In response, people have asked Why. If we allow into conscious awareness those thoughts and feelings that we [...]

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Can One Person Change Our ‘Sick Care’ System? by Joel Theisen, RN At the core of our humanness is a yearning to connect – whether that means to our inner spirit or the world around us, we are not meant to be alone in our ability to survive. And yet, that is exactly where [...]

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Wisdom from The Elder Corner—Series 3 Stan Paine, CSL Gratitude In this month of Thanksgiving, our attention turns more intentionally and more prominently to gratitude.  In a spirituality of elderhood, gratitude offers us a “blessing place” throughout the year—even from day to day.   Mindfulness about the many ways in which we are blessed each [...]

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Immortality Complex Felice Rhiannon In conversation with a friend a few days ago she dropped a phrase...”immortality complex”. She claims to have it, this dread dis-ease. While she and I do devote some time to the usual banter about aches, pains, and increasing attention to various diminishments, the bulk of our conversation is always [...]

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Wisdom from The Elder Corner—Series 2 Stan Paine Respect “Are we being good ancestors?”—Jonas Salk “…(A)s we seek ways of giving forward to the next generation, we travel home to revisit the anchoring values into which we were socialized.”—Sarah Lawrence Lightfoot One of the most common ways in which we think of respect in [...]

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