Guest Blog – Memoir of a Caterpillar

Every day, wisdomwell.modernelderacademy.com publishes a short blog sharing thoughts about aging, transitions, intergenerational collaboration and other pieces of wisdom. You can subscribe to Wisdom Well and receive these daily messages in your inbox. The below poem appeared in my inbox the other day, and I have permission to share it with you. It is aContinue reading “Guest Blog – Memoir of a Caterpillar”

Purpose Moments

Part of what we know about purpose is that it is having an intention to achieve a goal that is both personally meaningful and makes a positive mark on the world. These can be goals like launching an organization, researching a disease, or teaching kids to read, or volunteering with an organization whose mission resonatesContinue reading “Purpose Moments”

FEAR is a 4-Letter Word

I was a guest on a show last week, and someone asked, “Why do Baby Boomers seem to be so fearful?” That question surprised me because I had not looked at myself that way. I am a Boomer. I have taken a lot of risks in my life, starting with leaving a marriage when IContinue reading “FEAR is a 4-Letter Word”

My Octopus Teacher

Have you seen the Netflix documentary, “My Octopus Teacher?”  The underwater photography is outstanding. I would recommend watching just for that. The story takes place around the southern coast of Africa, very rough, cold waters, amazing kelp forests and so many fish and unusual creatures. It is a feast for the eyes. The story isContinue reading “My Octopus Teacher”

I am not what you think I am

I just started reading a book called Think Like A Monk by Jay Shetty. The very first chapter is about Identity. He opens that chapter with a quote from sociologist Charles Horton Cooley that says, “I am not what I think I am, and I am not what you think I am. I am whatContinue reading “I am not what you think I am”

How do you want to be Known in the world?

Erik Erickson (a well-respected psychologist and psychoanalyst) described the stages of Adult Development as: Intimacy vs. Isolation Generativity vs. Stagnation Ego Integrity vs. Despair Generativity is the stage of Middle Adulthood, the stage that many of us are in. I love the term, GENERATIVITY. This is a time to Re-generate and Re-define ourselves to beContinue reading “How do you want to be Known in the world?”