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Wildflowers in the Mist: Mountain Climbing

“A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter that the outcome, [...]

An Enormous Mountain of Emotional Bliss

Backcountry mountaineering takes guts, gumption and strength. Not for the meek. Not for the lazy. Not for the mild. It taxes and tantalizes at the same time. The wilderness summons the deep, primordial spirit of mountain men and women. It spills [...]

Your Spirit of Adventure: It Carries You to the Ends of the Earth

The difference between an average life and a fantastic life of adventure as defined by you, hinges on three things… Your thoughts that become realities by your hand; actions that move you toward your destiny; and, a deep persistence knowing [...]

Are You a Star Quarterback on a Winning Team?

The position of your team members is a part of your plan that you need to carefully define. Team roles are important to fulfill accurately so you have all the coverage you need for the abilities you desire. Each step of your action plan will [...]

When You Retire: Reinventing Yourself at Midlife

With a surprising number of boomers heading towards retirement, most are not ready to spend their days hitting the golf balls or playing bridge. Instead they are looking to the future with enthusiasm and gusto. Why? Because they know that now [...]

How To Empty Your Emotional Backpack When It Gets Too Heavy

Each winter I load my backpack up for mountaineering skiing to 10th Mountain Huts in the Rocky Mountains. I load survival gear to make sure I don’t die while I cross-country up to the top of 13,000-foot mountains at 40 below zero. In the summers, [...]

Podcast: Get It Together Girl

Listen Here: Karyn Beach is the host of the Get It Together Girl Podcast, where she celebrates women in their Fabulous 40s, Feisty 50s and encourages them to make their second act their best act. Get It Together Girl What is the Second [...]

Podcast: Tips For Stress Free Entertaining

Listen Here: Sandy Axelrod has spent 18 years as one of the largest caterers in South Florida and has written about the amazing experience. Filled with amusing anecdotes and wonderful recipes, Affairs to Remember, will guide you to stress free [...]

The Flash Mob Phenomenon in the Age of Aquarius

The Flash Mob phenomenon is a relatively new thing made possible by the internet and other social media. It’s a marvelous concept in which, by pre-arrangement, a group of people come together in a public venue in order to perform (usually) [...]

Podcast: Going Gypsy! From Empty Nest To No Nest At All

Listen Here: David and Veronica James are authors of Going Gypsy: One Couple’s Adventure from Empty Nest to No Nest at All, a warm, funny memoir about their decision to sell the nest, hit the highway and look at this phase of life [...]

Artist: Once Upon A Time

There’s a fairy tale we tell ourselves about our artistic and creative pursuits. We say, “I’m an artist.”  Then boldly forget to back that statement up with real, consistent and meaningful art work. Are you really an artist if you don’t [...]
Why Funny is Always Fashionable

Why Funny is Always Fashionable

You know you’re at peace with yourself and the universe if you can enter a crowded social function, scan the room, and then join the group creating the most laughter. After a certain age, you don’t waste time with pseudo-intellectuals, plastic-faced [...]

Labored Days And Skipping Creative Work

Fall brings the annual day to celebrate hard work, by not working. If you’re a working artist you know you’ll pay for skipping studio time. Creative work is hard work. Dancers who miss daily practice will need to stretch harder the next [...]

The Midlife Sage: How To Plan And Survive Your Midlife Birthday

My most memorable childhood birthday could be a case study for why some people need therapy. My mother’s baby died during childbirth a few weeks before my 8th birthday, so my gift was a big doll with all the clothes that had been intended [...]

Podcast: It’s Not Too Late To Start Writing!

Listen Here: Latif Benik is the author of “Imminent Risk of Death” who started writing his is 60’s. Latif shares how he realized his dream of writing a book and the source of his inspiration. Do you dream of writing a book? Latif [...]

The Midlife Sage Says: Go Hang A Banana

The world is smoldering toward catastrophic self-destruction, so it’s only sensible that I take a brief moment of clarity to offer this lovely tidbit of advice before the final tragic calamity ignites the end of civilization. If you want to [...]

The Midlife Sage: Learning From The World’s Great Chefs

A few years ago, I traveled on a cooking tour of Italy and learned how to make authentic dishes with acclaimed Chefs Antonia and Giulianna at the Villa Serego Alighieri near Verona. The property, surrounded by vineyards, olive trees, and fruit [...]

Summertime…And The Livin’ Was Easy

Growing up in the 1960’s with the great songs of summer was amazing! We weren’t close enough to California to be surfer girls who would wipeout, but we were ready to roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer! Three months of making [...]

Playful Power Of Leaping

If you can’t think of something playful to do – jump! Your impact will be felt somewhere. In one place you’ll push air out and in another vacuum it in. Amazing! Be the creative playful pump. We have a universal impact on the world, the [...]

Lifestyle Design 101: Craft Your Perfect Day

When I became an entrepreneur I planned to live everyday like I was on a vacation! Don’t misunderstand me, I wanted to truly help people and do work that I was passionate about and made a real big difference in someone’s life.  But, I wanted [...]

Warning: Explosion At Risk

Once in a while you have to do something that makes no sense. At least to your logical mind. However for you creative mind this will feel like a long run, eating candy, yoga, or great sex! And if you don’t do it there will be serious consequences. It’s [...]

Summer Sun ‘n Stuff

Isn’t it amazing what a little warmth and sun can do for your mood? Where I live, we’ve just come through one of the bitterest winters on record. Spring didn’t give great respite: it was cool with constant bouts of rain. I recall one afternoon [...]
Enjoying Life

Want To Live Your Life With GUSTO?

Do you make a choice, each day, to seize the moment, every single moment? There is an enormous difference between just existing and being fully, joyfully consciously alive.  To live with passion is to really accept and embrace the precious [...]

Podcast: Rocky Mountain National Park: The First 100 Years

Listen Here: Mary Taylor Young is an Award-winning Colorado author of 15 books, who has been writing on the landscape, natural history and heritage of the American West for more than 25 years. In her new book, Rocky Mountain National Park: [...]

Planting A Garden In Your Mind

In America today, you notice an endless stream of teens, college kids and employees looking down into their Smart phones. At bars, women line the dance floor with a white light shining up into their faces from their phones as they stare into [...]

How To Live Life On Your Own Terms

In this high-speed society we created for ourselves, Americans live in traffic-congested cities with skyscrapers piercing the sky. On the ground floor, humans race to catch crowded buses, packed subways and Yellow Cabs. With expressways gridlocked [...]

Podcast: Teaching Kids To Win At Losing

Listen Here: Dr. Frank Sileo is a NJ licensed psychologist with a private practice in Ridgewood, NJ and the author of four children’s books including Sally Sore Loser:  A Story about Winning and Losing.  He is often the “go [...]

Podcast: Fall Fun For The Whole Family!

Listen Here: Pamela McMurtry is the author of A Harvest and Halloween Handbook and event maven! From organizing to décor to food, Pam does it all! Fall Fun For The Whole Family! What are your favorite ways to celebrate fall with family [...]

Using Dream Interpretation To Your Advantage

Lately I have been reading about dream interpretation. I used to try and decode my dreams a few years ago. I stopped soon after realizing how neurotic and anxiety-ridden I must have been due to reoccurring nightmares of my teeth falling out. [...]