I am a fellow traveler moving thought my 60's.
I am also an experienced mental health professional focused on the challenges and opportunities of aging. Both the challenges as well as the opportunities are present for the individual and for those that care about and for them as we move from "aging to saging".
Thus, I hope that postings on this blog will provide value and important insight and information for both the individual as well as for family and friends.
The move into this new decade is going to be accompanied by many more of us who are in, what I like to call the "Third Half" of our lives. We are of the boomer or older generation. We have been bombarded by information about how to stay "young and fit" in mind, body and spirit. And, many of us are certainly healthier and more conscious about ourselves and our world than were our parents and grandparents.
But, here's the rub, we are still aging. And, with the movement of the years come changes - many of them which we are frightened by, or believe that we can fight. But, we are not all that powerful and our life-task is to learn how to face our mature years and find the blessings and opportunities within them, as well as deal with the impediments, losses and anxieties that are also present.
In addition, many of us are finding ourselves becoming the caregivers of our parents, siblings, relatives,partners and friends - all the while trying to grapple with our own aging anxieties.
I hope that this blog will bring insight, clarity, questioning, new ideas as well as tips and techniques on how to deal more successfully with our own lives as we age as well as with the lives of those who may be in our care or whom we care about.
It's been said that, "Aging isn't for sissies", but perhaps together we may discover additional strength, wisdom and compassion that can accompany us on our journey.