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Senior Upset Or Elder Equanimity?

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

How can we think about getting upset in a manner that might bring a level of serenity to our lives? The key is, I think, that we need to be responsible for what upsets us.

Can We Really Take Old Age One Day At A Time?

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

As long as I can remember, people have been telling me to relax, enjoy the moment, smell the roses and just take it easy -- to live life one day at a time.

Age: What Do YOU See?

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

We can easily end up spending the last half of our lives wrestling with the paradox of "How old I am isn't how old I feel!" I believe this internal conversation about "How old I am" versus "How old I feel" serves a purpose.

Dreaming of a Dark Christmas

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

As I've grown older, I see more clearly how difficult the holiday season can be for many people. I am trying to pay attention to these folks this year.

Aging: Giving Up 'Giving Up'

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

What if wisdom has more to do with 'giving up' our beliefs and attachments than 'getting' more insights or having 'more, better and different' of whatever we think is important?

Health Is A Function Of Participation

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

My focus is on working to transform the culture of aging so that our later years in life are as meaningful and filled with possibility as when we were younger.

Learning to Die

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

Learning to die is really learning to live. It is 'letting go' of the past and the future and allowing ourselves to experience the serenity of just being alive.

When Do We Take Action?

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

According to The Economist's report on aging, one in three Americans will be over 60 in the next 11 years. The impact of this number of older people on public spending will be unprecedented.

No Regrets, Let's Clean Up the Mess Together

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

Let's transform our conventional wisdom about age as something that segments and divides us socially, politically, economically and spiritually.

Collective Intelligence: Is the Future Already Here?

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

Building practices for communication and coordination across the generational divide is essential if we are to create a common vision of what is possible and begin to co-create the future that we all want.

Youthful Idealism and Boomer Resignation: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

There was a wonderful article in USA Today by our new First Lady extolling the importance of 'youthful idealism' in these uncertain times. I couldn't ...

Are Reappropriated Pensions in Our Future?

Jim Selman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Selman

There is no excuse for a company or a government taking an employee's money and promising a pension in return and then spending, squandering or stealing that money for short-term expenditures.