How To Face Change You Don’t Want

How To Face Change You Don’t Want

“The only thing in life you can count on is change.” Some people say Francois de la Rochefoucauld is the author of this idea. Others give the honors to Heraclitus. Then, along comes Melissa Conway, who wants credit for it. I heard my dad saying it a lot,...
Finding The Courage To Confront The Apathy Of Aging: Five Ideas

Finding The Courage To Confront The Apathy Of Aging: Five Ideas

Many articles that focus on living well in midlife preach the importance of keeping the umph in your step. They feature people who have changed careers from stock broker to sculptor at 50, walked the Appalachian trail at 60, or learned how to sky-dive at 70. (Not...
3 Kinds Of Fear And How To Unlock Their Grip

3 Kinds Of Fear And How To Unlock Their Grip

I saw an old hometown friend Saturday at a breakfast place. She was up for a ballgame with her husband. “You know, I’ve had cancer.  But I’m fine.  This is my real hair finally.” She has always had a gorgeous smile, which she flashed at me...
4 Ways To Face Your Fears

4 Ways To Face Your Fears

One evening a couple of months ago, I was watching the Houston news. There was a story on a woman who was terrified of aging. Doing extravagant things to try to stay looking young. Shortly thereafter, a reporter had produced a feature story on his sister. She had a...
The Gratitude Checklist

The Gratitude Checklist

I can remember my prayer as a child before going to bed. “Bless Mommy and Daddy, Adam and Spencer and everybody else in the whole wide world.” Sometimes I wanted to leave my brothers out. Like after the night they pulled me out of bed. Forced my eyes open...