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December 2014
In This Issue
THE UPSIDE OF AGING: How Long Life is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy, and Purpose - Paul H. Irving

As longevity and declining birth rates cre­ate an older population of unprecedented significance, this wonderful book makes the case that it's time to move beyond stereotypes of dependency and decline to explore the vast potential of longer lives. It makes the case that the age shift brings the potential for a revolution in health and wellness, evolution of age-friendly cities, emergence of a multi-talented, intergenerational workforce, development of education models incorporating older people as students and scholars, and culture change that connects aging and purpose for the benefit of people of all ages.

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Noble Prize Winner: Malala Yousafzai Full Speech 

Below is the video of Malala Yousafzai Full Speech At Noble Peace Prize Ceremony In Oslo on December 10, 2014. Malala Yousafzai, the young campaigner for girls' education, has invited five inspiring girl champions to join her at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, a press statement from the Oslo-based Malala Fund said on Monday, December 10th.

Audrey Berger
Health & Wellness

Overcoming Pessimism and Self-Criticism (Happiness and Well-Being, Part 5)


When things go badly for you, do you tend to blame yourself, and believe that things will probably continue to go badly for you in the future (i.e. think pessimistically)? Or, are you more likely to assume that it's a temporary setback and that things will get better (i.e. think optimistically)?  


Annabelle Reitman Ed.D.
Career Transitions

Career Pathways:  For 2015: Resolutions + Action Plans

A New Year's resolution is a commitment one pledges for a fresh and improved restart of your life. How to achieve new years resolution is a million dollar question as it involves motivation and commitment. As a new year signifies new beginning it is considered to be the best time to pledge for new resolutions and set out fresh or revised goals. Making new years resolution is not hard as it arouses a desire of replenishment, re-engerize and renewal of our mind and body.


Maddy Dychtwald 
Four Ways to Make the Most of Retirement 

MADDY DYCHTWALD: Have you ever heard the expression, "live fast, die young"? As you probably know, this philosophy of life suggests taking lots of risks, enjoying life to the fullest and not suffering through old age. But with life expectancy another 20-plus years for those who have already reached age 65, maybe this philosophy needs to be tweaked. Maybe it's time to live fast (meaning take some risks and enjoy life to the fullest) and die old.
Kathleen Vestal Logan
Positive Aging

Second Blooming: A Dozen Tips for Achieving Better Balance in Life  

1.      Banish the "Superwoman" image because she's simply a  
         cartoon character, a myth. You, on the other hand, are a
         complex person facing real challenges.

2.       Eat well, sleep enough, exercise regularly, because the
          first casualty when you're out of balance is usually your
          own well-being.