tree hollow sheltering owl smOk, my most recent reading binge has been on ripening, aka maturing and aging, the 3rd 3rd of life. I am too far along for the “second half of life” term, though this has been and is still a very useful term in some contexts. All of this reading is on later-in-life psychology and even end-of-life. And all of this is age-appropriate material for me, only 27 months away from starting my 8th decade of life. This is the year of my 50th high school reunion after all.

I am reading on the big social issues tied to this graying of America thing, such as boomers retiring or not retiring as over 3 million per year hit 65 in the US alone. I am reading this retirement literature, (and from looking at the titles, approximately 1/3rd of us are writing how-to-retire books!!) but more I am reading the psychological side of aging that hits us as individuals and couples and families. The macro and the micro and all these levels are linked of course, and they are linked to health and finances and medical advances as well.

But oh those psychological issues!! How can we keep our heads on straight as we age?

Let me ask you a two-edged question, and if you are so inclined, give me a quick response on what comes to mind for you.

Are there things you can do better, or can only do, because you are older (like mid 60s or older)? And if you are younger you can still respond, because this may start much earlier and I just did not catch it much.


Enjoy this ICF webinar I presented on February 7, 2016.


If you want to coach leaders with a sense for meaning and calling as central questions of life and work, and an appreciation for the ethical/spiritual dimensions of leadership, then you may want to check this out.

Deeper Coaching, Better Outcomes

The Bigger Thoughts Behind Our Everyday Thoughts

A little offering in a new way to coach:

As the coaching field continues to grow, more us us are thinking about how to improve and deepen our offers to our clients. This takes deepening ourselves of course. Here is my new offering, starting in New York and Houston in March that I am enthused to share.

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Hoping, and Depth Coaching, for Presidential Wisdom

January 26, 2016

As we witness the United States’ process for selecting its next leader, we’re struck by the over-coverage, and at the same time fascinated by the endless character analysis of the candidates. Among other things, we look for who is the wisest of them all, not the brashest or the coolest or the best debater, even. […]

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Year-end ‘Ingathering’

November 29, 2015

The Holiday breather is upon us. Not a breather entirely of course, as we will run around a lot trying to make it all happen again. Still, this time of year we often notice the difference in the air and in ourselves. We slow down and look back at our year, and we give thanks […]

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Frederic Hudson: The Man Who Lived and Breathed Adult Learning

June 10, 2015

Self Renewal for all of Life’s Stages from one of the progenitors of the field of coaching (I have one more post coming on this, my comments at his memorial…they will come some day. And if you want to see one more angle on his life I posted something recently on Psychology Today about him.) […]

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