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What I learned from my wisdom project

Over the last two years, I interviewed nine women I admire as wise, all a generation older than I am, and asked them each twenty questions about relationships and life. Their responses deeply resonated with me and urged me on … Continue reading

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Rethinking aging

In our forties and fifties, most of us don’t want to think about aging. The topic makes us squirm. Aging happens to other people, not to us. Not yet anyway. There will be plenty of time to think about it—later. … Continue reading

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How do you emerge from dark places?

At one time or another, all people go through dark times, weighed down by negative thoughts, whether depressed, anxious, lonely, sorrowful, self-pitying, or judgmental. “Automatic negative thoughts” lodge in our brains and intensify. Destructive narratives swirl in our heads, insist … Continue reading

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Happiness and meaningfulness

I found this article fascinating. It’s based on work by Viktor Frankl, a psychiatrist, during his time in a Nazi concentration camp. He worked with suicidal people and came to a deeper understanding of why some people survived the horrific … Continue reading

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Getting through tough times

What sustains you through tough times and gives you energy and hope? This question cuts to the heart of what I hope to discover in this whole wisdom exercise. When I asked this question, it unleashed a flood of stories, … Continue reading

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How can we become wiser? A five-month “course”

Were you an eager-beaver achiever at school? If so, you might enjoy a five-month “course” in wisdom, starting today. If not, you might like the freedom of dipping in, now and again, to see if there’s anything here that applies … Continue reading

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