As the number of World War II veterans continues to dwindle, learning what we can from them becomes more important. Especially those who fought not only our enemies overseas, but also prejudice at home. The African Americans who became known as the Tuskegee Airmen proved to be among the most inspiring. At 95, Richard Hall is among a small handful who remain. He shares his thoughts, his memories and wisdom about war and life.
It’s time to re-think retirement — the entire concept! In the past, it signaled the end of life, and the start of a quick decline. But no more. Now, retirement is an opportunity to start Growing Bolder. Here’s how.
There is a battle between anti-aging advocates and the “aging sucks, just deal with it” personas. But there is a large and malleable middle ground. See why we think finding it is the key to Growing Bolder.
If you’ve ever had a big thought, idea or dream, only to think of a million reasons why if you tried to make it a reality you would probably fail, you’ll be especially interested in this story. Jenn Ross’ dream was to open a restaurant, a vegan restaurant in an economically disadvantaged area. Everyone advised her against it. But she decided to give it a try.
When we know with certainty that we have more yesterdays than tomorrows, something happens — or at least, it should. Switch off the auto-pilot that controls your day-to-day life and start pursuing your passion. Here’s how to start.
When it comes to time, our culture wants us to believe that it has less value as the days go by, but that’s backwards! We aren’t made to withdraw from life as we get older. We’re made to lean into it. To be bold and to take risks. Here’s more.
Some people seem know exactly what they want to do in life from the moment that they are born. If you’re not one of them, you’re far from alone. Searching for something to be passionate about isn’t always easy. In fact, many have found something they love when they least expected it. Discovering a direction for your life can happen in the most unusual places and the most unexpected ways. But as the two people in this story learned, you have to take a chance before your dreams can take flight.
According to the Center for Disease Control, 80% of people in this country do not engage in the total recommended amount of exercise needed to stay healthy. One of the most common reasons given is that many just do not want to go to a gym. But exercise does not have to be work. Here’s a lesson from a group of women between the ages of 75 and 96 who have found a way of disguising their exercise as fun.
You’ve been brainwashed about aging. We all have! Now is the time to disconnect from those beliefs and to start Growing Bolder.
The first step to Growing Bolder is the hardest, and it’s the reason so many people try and fail the first time. It’s because Growing Bolder — choosing to push back against the negative stereotypes of aging — is an act of faith. Take the leap. Here’s why.