Personal Reflections

“Taking Time To Reflect” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“Taking Time To Reflect” by Patricia Cavanaugh

These lines where urging me to take a new approach to putting my work out in the world Recently I spent 10 days at Bishop’s Ranch an Episcopal retreat center near Healdsburg California. During my inspiring stay there  I found  direction from one of Rilke’s poems urging a new approach to putting my work out in […]

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“The New Math” by David Gill

“The New Math” by David Gill

When I was young, I believed there was a simple formula for life that went something like this: Higher Education + Many Years of Hard Work in One Job  (+Wife, Family and Friends) = Retirement at 65! What looked good on paper, though, just hasn’t computed for me in real life.  I did get an […]

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“Living in a Small Town” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“Living in a Small Town” by Patricia Cavanaugh

Those of you who have been following my 3rd Act relocation saga know that I have moved to a small town (population 7500!) in Northern California a little over an hour from Oakland and San Francisco. What a change I am experiencing!  My new home has an astounding walk score with one of the highlights […]

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“Passing on the Lessons of Giving” by Bev Scott

“Passing on the Lessons of Giving” by Bev Scott

“I want to give to animals so they can find homes and be happy.  And I want to give some money to kids so they can grow up strong and healthy.”  My ten-year-old grandson was answering my question.  I had asked where he wanted to give the money that I had given him at Christmas […]

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“Are You Resilient?” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“Are You Resilient?” by Patricia Cavanaugh

I have been thinking a lot about resiliency lately.  And you know how it goes … when you start focusing on something like a new car you want to buy or a particular paint color for your office it tends to show up in your life over and over as if the universe is right […]

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“Are You Winning The Longevity Revolution?” by Kerry Elkind

“Are You Winning The Longevity Revolution?” by Kerry Elkind

According to a respected health economist writing in the online edition of the British Medical Journal, 40% of girls born today are expected to live to 100.  In 1951, that figure was 13%. Although there have been many revolutions over the past century, there have been none like the one we are experiencing today — […]

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“Change is a Good Thing” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“Change is a Good Thing” by Patricia Cavanaugh

The holidays are over and it’s time to focus on the year to come. But before we look forward with anticipation for what’s in store for the 3rd Act’s future, I want to begin with an appreciation for Bev Scott and for our more than four years of work together. She has been a wonderful […]

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“Taking Time to Reflect” by Patricia Cavanaugh

“Taking Time to Reflect” by Patricia Cavanaugh

May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children. -Rainer Maria Rilke These three lines from a Rilke poem took my breath away when I happened to read them in his Book of Hours during a recent retreat (Rainer Maria Rilke’s Book […]

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“Volunteering for a Presidential Campaign” by Bev Scott

“Volunteering for a Presidential Campaign” by Bev Scott

I just returned from Ohio where I worked on the Presidential campaign. Readers of this blog may remember that last summer I wrote about my consideration of volunteering for a Presidential campaign. I explained my concerns about the divisiveness in our country, the influence of big money, the vicious, racist, sexist, homophobic accusations and the […]

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“Leadership Changes Emerge In My Third Act” by Bev Scott

“Leadership Changes Emerge In My Third Act” by Bev Scott

In the midst of my mid-life career, what I call my second act, I felt driven to work hard, lead my team to meet our performance goals, contribute as a leader in my profession and serve in leadership roles in my community.  My concept of leadership at that time involved participation, involvement, taking responsibility, speaking […]

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