Ageism seems to be the hot topic in my world these days. Partly that’s due to me seeking out like-minded people about longevity, positive aging, and the like. Partly, I think it’s some serendipity.
Exploring What Happened To The Elders
When cords are struck with articles I’ve written I’m happy for comments. With the article “What Happened To The Elders”, a symphony of cords was struck, leading to an uplifting and challenging conversation with one of my readers. You are the lucky recipient of that email conversation.
What Happened To The Elders?
The concept of elder seemed quite straightforward to me — until I started turning my coaching toward positive aging and longevity. That’s when I bumped into people who see it differently than I do. Some see the term “elder” as positive while others see it as a negative or pejorative term.
The Mirror Exercise
In some class I took at some point in the past 20 years, The Mirror Exercise was introduced. The intention was to learn to love yourself. The assignment was to spend time looking at yourself in the mirror and when you were comfortable, say “I love you” to yourself. Sounds easy, doesn’t it. Let me assure you that it wasn’t.