Category Archives: Transitions

Being Mindful of the Good News on the Environment

By Faren Dancer There seems to be a lot of discussion lately about how things are speeding up on Planet Earth, energies are intensifying with shorter intervals between memorable events, both personally and collectively. It’s becoming more apparent that thought … Continue reading

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Easter – a Resurrection of the Mind

By David Dibble We tend to think first of Easter as the time when Jesus was resurrected. But I wonder if this isn’t also a great time for each of us to take stock in life and seek to rise … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of Song

by Michael Stillwater Nearly two-and-a-half centuries ago, Plato wrote: Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything. This timeless passage reminds us how few remain immune to the power … Continue reading

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Tattooing Tips For Those With a Burning Desire

By Marilynn Preston I’ve been writing my syndicated fitness column more than 30 years running and this is the first time I’ve covered tattoos. What do tattoos have to do with living a healthy lifestyle? I have no idea, but … Continue reading

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Exercise: Fear of Trying – How To Overcome It and Get Fit

By Marilynn Preston Why don’t more people exercise? They know they should — they would feel better, look zippier and have more energy — but something mysterious holds them back. The major something is time, as in not having enough … Continue reading

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Death Panel Playbook: How To Go In Peace

Death. It’s the one thing we all have in common with Rush Limbaugh. We don’t know when, and we don’t know how, but we all know it’s coming. No matter how much you fear it, deny it, or try to exercise it away, your death is a part of your life. The more you think about it and prepare for it, the happier and healthier your life will be. Continue reading

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Out-of-the-Box Conversations: Alan Hutner Talks With Ram Dass & Friends (Part 2)

We continue with Ram Dass, formerly Dr. Richard Alpert, who ignited a revolution some forty years ago with his book, Be Here Now. Our conversation focuses on his new book, Be Love Now: The Path of the Heart co-authored with … Continue reading

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Honoring Dr. Daniel Ronel

We deeply regret to inform the AgeNation community that Dr. Daniel Ronel died last week. This young, vibrant and talented doctor, the only doctor in the country to be certified in both pediatrics and plastic surgery was killed on Friday, … Continue reading

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Low Hanging Fruit: A Place To Start When Remodeling Green

By Faren Dancer If you’re looking to do a major renovation on an existing residence, a large menu of possibilities exist for how to green your project. You might look at, not only, potential energy savings and a lower carbon … Continue reading

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These Awkward Times

Frankly there does not seem to be much to celebrate these days! Aggressive/Depressives are running the show in Washington and in other world capitals. They are squandering our precious financial, physical, emotional and spiritual resources, abusing our planet, turning their backs on genocide, denying the real challenges and missing the true opportunities of our time. There is also so much media madness that feeds our obsessive compulsive focus on war, possible pandemics, and violence while offering us trivialized forms of entertainment called ‘reality shows.’ But unless I am willing to deal with my despair and admit the absence of celebration in my life, I will not only continue to slide deeper into this emotional muck and mire that confounds much of the world today, but I will also continue contributing to the conditions that are causing it. Continue reading

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