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  1. Susan A. Purnell

    Enhance Your Aging Years by Stirring Your Creative Juices

    ” . . . aging and creativity present an unparalleled opportunity for us as individuals, to grow as we grow older, in ways that in younger years we could not even have dreamt.” (-Gene D. Cohen, M.D. PH.D.) Around and around I go, walking up one side of our street and down the other, slow and careful while seeing the same houses, front yards, and cars, evening after evening. I keep telling myself: step-by-step, I am making progress. I am “so ready” to step-up my pace and get back to walking up and down the hills of our neighborhood. However,...
  2. Susan A. Purnell

    Aging Adults Worldwide: Rewriting the “Old” Story

    “There is a river flowing now very fast . . . Know the river has its destination.” “Hopi Elder Speaks” Poem; excerpts; credited to Chief Dan Evehema; lived to 108 yrs old) It all started with a casual click of the mouse. I was curious about what the Pass It On Network had to say in regards to Aging, so I began exploring their website. Astonished with what I found, I pondered the implications. It was clear: An organic, empowering, transforming Aging movement is now clearly present; it is flowing fast, deep, and worldwide. It is spirited by the passions,...
  3. Susan A. Purnell

    Embodying Compassion As We Age

    “Compassion is aptly summed up in the Golden Rule, which asks us to look into our own hearts, discover what gives us pain, and then refuse, under any circumstance whatsoever, to inflict that pain on anybody else.” ~Karen Armstrong Several weeks ago, I posted the following blessing on my personal Facebook page: “We were 18 & 20 years old when we choose to spend our lives together. We were young and had much to learn. There were the glorious times and the hard times. The road was not always smooth, but by God’s grace, love always found a way through....
  4. Susan A. Purnell

    Living the Newness of Life

    “Life moves forward. The old leaves wither, die and fall away, and the new growth extends forward into the light.” ~Bryant McGill It was yesterday, so it seems, that we were in full swing celebrating the holidays. Now, as if in “the blink of an eye,” we are rapidly moving towards the end of January. Before we blink again, I offer you the following reflection as a way to consider the significance of this unique month and the gifts it offers — gifts that I didn’t have the eyes to see nor the wisdom to fully appreciate when I was...

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