Archive for October, 2011

The One Book Every Person Should Read

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

A few weeks ago I bought a copy of How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie for my 17-year old daughter, who will be heading to college–and adulthood–next year.

I remember reading it when I was in my 20s and just starting out in the “real world.” It was recommended to me by a professor who believed that this book should be required reading for every college student. He was right. (more…)

Life After 50: The Best is Yet to Come

Friday, October 21st, 2011
This is a terrific article from the UK-based “Psychologies” magazine . . . where I was  interviewed about how to approach aging without fear.
DOSSIER AGEING: Relish the next chapter
Greater confidence, higher life satisfaction and increased emotional wisdom. As we grow older there’s every reason to believe that the best is yet to come
BY REBECCA ALEXANDER

What Does Running 29 Miles Feel Like?

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

I’m nervous.

Tomorrow morning, I’ll put on my sneakers–as I do every-other-day–take Gunther the Wonder Dog, and walk my youngest daughter to school . . . about 1/2 mile away from home.

Then, I’ll go to Central Park and . . . run.

Except, this time will be different than any other run I’ve ever been on in my entire life, including the one and only time I ran in the NYC Marathon, in 2003.

I’m running 29 miles. (more…)

“Embrace Your Age” Weekly Winner” is . . . GIGI SCHILLING

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Every once in a while (maybe even once in a lifetime) you meet someone who is the sheer, unadulterated, living, breathing embodiment of LIFE.

That’s Gigi Schilling.

I had the good fortune to “meet” her on Facebook last year, shortly after my book was out and my publisher was hollering at me to start a FB page.

I did.  I doubt either Gigi or I could remember who “friended” who . . . but by April 2010, we were clicking the “like” button on each others comments. (more…)