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Virtual Book Tour: “The Spirituality of Age”

Today we are thrilled to host Robert L. Weber, Ph.D. and feature the book he co-authored with Carol Orsborn, Ph.D., “The Spirituality of Age: A Seeker’s Guide to Growing Older.” Weber is a clinical psychologist, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Part Time, in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and Assistant in Psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital. A former Jesuit, he served in the order for 10 years. Drawing from the latest research in psychological and religious theory, Weber and Orsborn provide their own conversational and candid answers to … Continue reading

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The Kindness of Boomers and Millennials

Follow the urge to make an impact and experience the fringe benefits. If retirement is on your mind, LEARN MORE HERE about the joys and the challenges. Join us February 16-18 when, along with 11 other experts, we’ll be presenting a Free Virtual Symposium. A friendly encounter or gentle conversation has the power to set the tone for your whole day. And your attitude can be a catalyst to an act of Generativity, a term coined by Dr. Erik Erickson. He describes a stage of psychosocial development when older adults have a … Continue reading

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2016: Moms and Boomerang Kids

The phenomenon of adult children flying back to the nest has recently been called a favorable cultural shift. However, some moms in the midst of spreading their own wings are struggling with that reality. As we launch 2016, here are some practical tips to help navigate the transition: Increase optimism. A positive mindset doesn’t diminish the fact that now you have a lot more responsibility and much less freedom. But changing your perspective and how you see these particular circumstances can alter your experience. In part, don’t we all create our own reality? … Continue reading

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Boomerang Kids and the Evolving Family

For years our society has been polarized on the Boomerang Phenomenon. It’s described as either good or bad, right or wrong. And Millennials are seen as practical or a failure, finding their way or lost. Those opposed advocate cutting the apron strings, whereas the ones in favor say it’s irresponsible to not provide a port in the storm. It’s hard to believe, but exactly seven years ago today – December 17, 2008 – we were interviewed by Newsweek.com about how to cope when adult kids move home.  Our remarks about the … Continue reading

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