Choose Life: Embracing Existence in the Face of Mortality

Choose Life: Embracing Existence in the Face of Mortality

Choose Life: Embracing Existence in the Face of Mortality “It’s all life until death.” Grace Paley Rabbi Eliezer taught: “Repent one day before your death.” Rabbi Eliezer’s disciples asked him: Do we know on what day we will die? Then all the more reason that we...
What Calls You Beyond Midlife

What Calls You Beyond Midlife

What Calls You Beyond Midlife We come full, not empty, to new callings beyond midlife. Mary Catherine Bateson says that we bring with us wisdom garnered from experience, combined with energy, and at least some freedom. She calls this rich accumulation active...
Contemplating Dying

Contemplating Dying

Contemplating Dying The origin of the human being is dust, her end is dust. He earns his bread by exertion and is like a broken shard, like dry grass, a withered flower; she is like a passing shadow and a vanishing cloud, like a breeze that blows away and dust that...
Get Wisdom; moving toward the essential

Get Wisdom; moving toward the essential

Get Wisdom; moving toward the essential Aging, I feel…is a process that is alive and happening, growing up and getting closer, moving toward the essential. —Debra Winger My late mother-in-law, Miriam, had a very fruitful old age. She did not climb mountains or work at...