A Son’s Vigil

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Allan Ishac spent his childhood fearing his father would die.

What If We Treated Our Minds the Way We Treat Our Bodies

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Ty Phillips challenges us to spend time each day reflecting instead of looking in the mirror or the camera lens.

A Dad Decides His 47 Candle Cake is Lying and Looks at Life Differently Instead

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Sean Liddle’s cake will be ablaze this year, but rather than making him feel old, it has given him new resolve. Here’s how.

The 5 Best Ways to Age Gracefully

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The best way to age with grace is to become more graceful about aging.

Taking the Right Precautions for a Family Member With Dementia

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Modifications help create a home environment that’s safe and supportive.

How This Sixty-Two-Year-Old Man Became a Young Mom

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“Our shared experience of vulnerability erases the age and gender differences between the young mothers and me.”

The Pressure to Partner

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There is a decidedly frustrating “pressure to partner” that exists in nearly every generation. Christian M. Lyons declares that it ‘ain’t necessarily so.’

Habitual Anger: What Is Your Go-To Response?

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Anger sometimes becomes our response when we don’t understand something. Christian Lyons provides guidance on how to change this emotional habit.

A Perception of Age: Age and Gender Bias in Modern Society

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Gender and age bias continue to plague us in every day society. Here’s what we can do to make sure we’re being presented in the best possible way…every day.

We Are The Men: On Aging and Change in the 21st Century

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Men of a certain age face the future in different ways. Are we doing a disservice to younger generations by refusing to participate?

The Bet

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Like many great poems, Mike Crossley’s piece about a father’s playful challenge to his son can be understood in many ways.

How Old Would You Be If You Didn’t Know How Old You Are?

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Some of us want to live forever, some of us will be happy if we make it to 80, but I would bet that none of us want to live without a decent quality of life. How are we going to get it? We have an opportunity every morning we get out of bed to stop, take a breath of fresh air and realize we’re lucky to be alive. Keep the attitude of gratitude, it always helps.

Comment of the Day: I want to enjoy my crisis with integrity and mindfulness…

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Popular culture loves calling a situation like this a “midlife crisis.” Maybe it should be called a “midlife awakening”.

Right of Way

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A reminder to care for each other when we need it most from Scott Sonnon.

Puncture Weed, Yard Work, Obsession, and Sunscreen

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This weed is my obsession. There are some things in life I can’t control. This one I can. I can try.

I Turned 50 and Surprise! My Life Didn’t End

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Joe Rutland just turned 50. And he is still as ready for life as he ever was – maybe even a little bit more.