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.
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.
Jim Hobart wanted to remember his grandparents, aunts, uncles and parents as they really were. He wanted more than an old photo and drawing of a family tree. He wanted to remember their voices, their movements, their daily passions. The result is the Legacy Life Project.
Never forget that what the mind believes, the body embraces. We anticipate the negative benchmarks so passionately that we often actually make them come true! And that robs us of the chance to start Growing Bolder. So, we have a last great task to assign you today.
If you’re now in your 20s, 30s or 40s — find something that you love, and make it part of your life! See why we think it’s so important to cultivate these connections and creativity now.