Time: The Invisible Sanctuary of Aging

Time is the invisible sanctuary of aging that protects the mystery of our existence. Every human life is a pilgrimage across an emergent terrain and an uncertain amount of time. In a traditional sense, aging inspires the pursuit of chronological length and duration. In an imaginative sense, aging inspires the pursuit of depth and quality of experience in the here and now. How can we orient ourselves to the relentless progression of time in a way that broadness and expands the experience of being alive?

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Successful Aging: Improving Our Experience of Aging

Thrive, Flourish, Prosper

Successful aging is an idea focused on empowering people to positively influence their experience of aging. Originating in the 1950s, successful aging now refers to a broad array of disciplines designed to improve our physical, mental, and social well-being across our entire lifespan. What is the nature of this success and how can we improve […]

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Creative Aging: Improving Our Quality of Life

Creative Aging

Creative aging is the discipline of cultivating the positive aspects of life such as health, well-being, vitality, resilience, equanimity, and gratitude. To invite creativity into the experience of aging is to embrace age-related change as the raw materials for personal growth and development. The discipline of creative aging is a practical approach to improving our […]

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When is it better to die than to continue living?

Time: The Invisible Sanctuary of Aging

In the controversial article “Why I Hope to Die at 75” Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel shares his own personal reasons why he would prefer not to live past the age of 75. He portrays life beyond age 75 as a relentless journey into disability, enfeeblement, and desperation in which the quality of life becomes so impaired […]

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Frailty: On the Fragility of Life

Frailty: On the Fragility of Life

Frailty is a primal force of nature imbued with the potential to alter the circumstances of life. In one sense, frailty is a normal biological consequence of aging but it can affect young and old alike. Frailty is an agile force that moves deftly across the realms of body, mind, spirit, culture, and the natural […]

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