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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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Conscious Aging: Aiming for Fulfillment in Life’s Later Chapters by Ron Pevny Certified Sage-ing® Leader,  Director of the Center for Conscious Eldering, and author of Conscious Living, Conscious Aging   What do you aim for as you age?  This is a key question that is guiding much of the discussion as millions of baby boomers [...]

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Wisdom from The Elder Corner—Series 1 Stan Paine, CSL Stan Paine is a Certified Sage-ing Leader who has been actively involved in bringing Elder wisdom into his local church community in Eugene, Oregon.  We will be periodically publishing articles he has written on the SI website as blog posts.  Here is the first series. [...]
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Rumpelstiltskin  by Judith Helburn Oh, what, oh what shall I be called? Oh what, oh what do I want to be called? From the time we are born we are given labels. The doctor says, “It’s a boy,” or It’s a girl,” and we on the way to accumulating names and labels over a [...]
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“Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Howard Thurman American author, philosopher, theologian, educator, and civil rights leader Where do our passions—those causes we care most deeply about—come from?  How does the seed of the [...]
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