Category Archives: Courage

My Journey to Painting a Tree

I can’t remember his name but I’ll call him Mr. A.T. (art teacher). Mr. A.T. made a significant difference in my life and feelings about being creative many years ago. In 7th grade he told me that the tree I … Continue reading

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The Ultimate in Adventure Travel

“Having feared death all of my life, now that I have confronted it, I no longer fear it. Had I during my life feared death as little as I do now, I would have dared more and better things.” Rex … Continue reading

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10 Important Things to do to Shake Off the Idea That We Are Insignificant

Recently a friend told me of being at a family gathering and feeling for the first time that she was insignificant and mostly invisible. There were younger people, many family members, who were discussing events with their children, events at … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the Impact of Songs on Our Lives

It was  October 1964. I was in Istanbul Turkey.  I had just arrived with other Peace Corps Volunteers and we were having a party.  A friend had a record of a new singing group, the Beatles.  I remember hearing the song, … Continue reading

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Find the Courage to Follow Your Passion and Heart – Let that Guide You to Your Destination

It’s been fun savoring interactions with several groups in the past couple of months, sharing our stories and thoughts on the second half of life. At the Academy of Life Long Learning Institute in Denver, forty people attended my presentation … Continue reading

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Too Much of a Good Thing is Wonderful: Limitations to Modify Our Dreams Restricts Possibilities

Do you remember the Back to the Future movies? Michael J. Fox starred in the three blockbuster films in the 1980s. As we plan the second half of our life, this title has major implications. Sometimes we tend to plan … Continue reading

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