Is Positive Aging an Oxymoron?

shutterstock_73623601 An oxymoron combines contradictory terms, such as, almost exactly, bitter sweet, and positive aging. When I told friends and colleagues I’d been selected to present at the Conference for Positive Aging in Los Angeles recently, the most common reaction was, “What’s positive about aging?”

At first glance, these reactions make sense. While we may be able to ignore it earlier in life, we all know what is at the end of the aging process. But, there is much more to aging than just sitting around waiting to die. There is more to aging than disease and decline. This is true even if our bodies and minds aren’t as youthful as we would like. [Read more...]

Tips for Positive Aging – Leap and the Net Will Appear

Tips for Positive Aging – Leap and the Net Will AppearThis is the fourth video in the series about positive aging. While aging baby boomers are looking for activities for their retirement purpose, the quest for fulfillment is as much in the ‘be’ing and stillness of life as it is in the ‘do’ing and activities of growing older. [Read more...]

Working in Retirement: New Reality for Boomers Over 50

Working in retirement is a new reality for aging baby boomers. The great recession has affected the job situation for many retirement-age people. Actually, employers aren’t as opposed to older people in the workforce as you may have thought.

In a survey of 1000 HR directors in 2011, companies are aware of the loss of talent they face as baby boomers retire. Fearing a loss of knowledge and skills, more than half of the employers are going to keep their older workers through part-time employment or as consultants. [Read more...]

Leisure Activities With Nature

The United States has 58 National Parks that are managed by the National Park Service, part of the Department of the Interior. There are 101 national monuments that include “historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, and other objects of historic or scientific interest.” Some are natural wonders, such as Devil’s Tower in Wyoming. The National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management and US Forest Service manage the monuments.

For those who really want to get off the beaten path, [Read more...]