Falling Hurts – You Don’t Have to Do It

Posted On Jun 21 2017 by

This blew me away – young people slip and stumble as often as older people do.  But… But they don’t fall as often.  Because they have enough strength to catch themselves, they don’t hit the ground.  Surely, you remember that. You can imagine the outcome of older folks falling and hitting the pavement or down a flight of stairs.  The consequences for older people can be horrible and fatal. Please, develop the strength and balance to catch yourself. These days, you can find coaching suggestions all over the internet, in many physical therapy offices, yoga studios, Taiji classes, and senior …

This Is O Rated for Older

Posted On Oct 13 2016 by

This will mean nothing to you if you haven’t reached a certain age.  O for Older people. A client asked me for some tips on surrendering in the middle of facing scary medical challenges.  I shared a very simple idea that has given me great comfort. Dear Athena, My favorite way to surrender at our age is to recall this instruction –       “Relax, you’re going to die.” I love this. Clearly, we’re going to die. We don’t know when, so we can relax. It will happen and it will happen the way it happens. We can’t get it wrong. …

Old Fogies

Posted On Dec 10 2010 by

“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were.” – Satchel Page