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3 Ideas Missing From My Book

The challenge of being an author with a big publisher is that you deliver the final manuscript about a year before the book comes out, which means new ideas may percolate to the surface that won’t be captured in the published book.

3 Ideas Missing From My Book
Midlife

Wise Man & Wise Guy.

Gravitas and levity are Latin words that represent seriousness and lightness, respectively. The wisest people I know intuitively recognize when a group could use a bit more of one or the other.

Wise Man & Wise Guy.
Wisdom

“I’ve Been Here Before”

Recently, I found myself wrestling with the skepticism of an experienced luxury hotel professional. During his visit to our sprawling 2,566-acre MEA ranch campus near Santa Fe, he remarked, “You’re quite a risk taker.” Indeed, he wasn't wrong, but his tone felt like it might be less cheerleading and more cautionary. This led me to a day of introspection, pondering whether our ambitious project was a leap too far into the realm of the unconventional.

“I’ve Been Here Before”
Wisdom

Did We Drive the U-Curve of Happiness into a Youthful Ditch?

Have you heard about the new Happiness research? It revealed that, for the first time, the U.S. has dropped out of the top 20 happiest countries in the world. This downturn has been primarily attributed to the “young adult midlife crisis,” with those under 30 ranking 62nd out of 143 countries in terms of happiness, contrasting sharply with those aged 60 and above, who are in the top 10. So, maybe it’s not a U-Curve, but just a long, slow incline of life satisfaction for those in the U.S.? Whatever the case, it appears easier to be old than young.

Did We Drive the U-Curve of Happiness into a Youthful Ditch?
Intergenerational Collaboration

Rereading One of My Favorite Books, “The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Midlife”

Part of the reason I decided to write “Learning to Love Midlife” (https://bit.ly/48ag4FH) was because I didn’t feel there were many mainstream books that told the modern midlife story. But, I recently cracked open James Hollis’ insightful first book, “The Middle Passage,” and was reminded of just how influential this work of art was on my early thinking on midlife.

Rereading One of My Favorite Books, “The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Midlife”
Midlife

The Conversation.

When you are young and healthy, you believe you will live forever. You do not worry about losing any of your capabilities. You are willing to delay gratification—to invest years in gaining skills and resources for a brighter future. You plug into bigger streams of knowledge and information. You widen your networks of friends and connections.

The Conversation.
Guest Post
Dying

Life in Limbo – When Duty Calls.

Chip’s Thought: This is the third in four installments of guest posts from Barbara Kreisman (the last one is tomorrow). If you missed her first two guest posts last weekend, go back and check them out.

Life in Limbo – When Duty Calls.
Guest Post
Caregiving

Finding Gratitude, Confidence, and Joy at 50

Chip’s Note: Katie was one of the runners-up in the “Life Begins @ 50” essay contest and she’s a brilliant writer as you’ll see below. We still have a few spaces for our “Life Begins @ 50: Embracing Your Second Adulthood” April 29-May 4 workshop in Baja with my co-founder Jeff Hamaoui leading it. The workshop is for anyone 45-55 years old.

Finding Gratitude, Confidence, and Joy at 50
Guest Post
Gratitude

Why Women Need to be More Financially Savvy About Their Retirement Than Men.

On average, the financial odds are stacked against women. I’m not telling most women something they don’t know. Both men and women are affected by the number of retirement years growing in the past half-century. The average number of years Americans spend in retirement has risen from 13 in 1970 to nearly 20 by 2010.

Why Women Need to be More Financially Savvy About Their Retirement Than Men.
Retirement

Women, Are You Better Off Happy & Single Than Unhappy & Married?

I’ve written before about the fact that the only age demographic showing growth in divorce rates in the U.S. is those 55 and older, as the Gray Divorce rate is double what it was in 1990.

Women, Are You Better Off Happy & Single Than Unhappy & Married?
relationships
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