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Karma Kitaj

Entries by Karma Kitaj

Team Obama Has to Win to Keep America Shining

(1) Comments | Posted November 4, 2012 | 2:13 PM

I'm not a political junkie, nor am I a sports fan. When our grandson whoops deliriously, "We won," I'm wondering, "who is we?" He means his hometown team, which he and his family feverishly follow. I never got the idea of being a fan of your hometown team... until just...

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Dare to Love Yourself First

(1) Comments | Posted April 18, 2012 | 2:24 PM

How many people do you know who live from a place of expansiveness, creativity, and a sense of worthiness?

I just read a compelling book by social work researcher Brené Brown called The Gifts of Imperfection. She gathered many people's stories and looked for clues...

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Maintaining a Vision of the Good Life in a Time of Uncertainty

(2) Comments | Posted February 9, 2012 | 9:47 AM

As boomers we were brought up to expect that our lives would be better than our parents' lives. That is even more pronounced in children of immigrant families, a statistic that has gotten so large in the U.S. -- but all demographic groups have instilled in their children the idea...

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What Legacy Do You Want to Build in 2012?

(0) Comments | Posted January 19, 2012 | 3:40 PM

Here is a different way for us to plan for the new year. Consider the legacy we want to leave for future generations -- Is it that we made more money, exercised more, scheduled more appointments than anyone in our social network? Is it that we paid less tax or...

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Creative Reinvention in 50s and Beyond

(1) Comments | Posted January 9, 2012 | 10:45 AM

Reinvention, encore careers, Don't Retire, Rewire, "Now I can wear purple" -- Boomers in the third age who want to change their lives are now in the spotlight. Many of us want to exercise our minds, bodies and creativity in new ways. But, what does it do for...

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How to Thrive Over 50 By Focusing on the "Bright Spots"

(6) Comments | Posted October 27, 2011 | 1:50 PM

How often do we encounter people who seem to notice nothing but trouble? They focus on the negative, on criticizing, intimidating, fear-mongering. Some of us were brought up by parents who believed that's how to get the best out of us. Many of our employers treat us in the same...

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How to Thrive Over Age 50

(7) Comments | Posted September 30, 2011 | 12:03 AM

Do you want to be zestful, vibrant, and alive into your old, old age? Of course, who doesn't? But, perhaps you are saddled with stress and worry. Some days you may feel lethargic, bored, or anxious.

What can you do to thrive, rather than languish, even when life seems...

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