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As a modern elder, don't snuff out your passion insight Oct 02, 2022

We've heard about baby boomers and Generation X, but Chip Conley, the cofounder and CEO of Modern Elder Academy, coined a new term for seasoned citizens who still want to pursue their passion. He calls them "modern elders."

All older adults have wisdom to share, Conley noted, but often their...

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Dealing with empty nest syndrome insight Oct 01, 2022

One of the first things many people must face around their 50th birthdays is dealing with empty nest syndrome.

While some people will dismiss the impact an empty nest can have on a seasoned citizen, unfortunately, many are unprepared for that stage in life. I know I was blindsided by the...

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What does it mean to 'live on purpose?' insight Sep 28, 2022

We hear people frequently talk about the need to live on purpose. Even here at Forward From 50 we preach about the need to pursue a purpose strong enough to get us up in the morning and keep us engaged throughout the day.

I often add being of service to others to that definition of purpose. A few...

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Do people need a purpose to accumulate wealth? insight Sep 25, 2022

A financial website in the United Kingdom offered an interesting perspective on the accumulation of wealth. Written by Amanda Smith, the article at Money Marketing wondered if people needed a specific purpose to save or invest.

Many people are accustomed to working all their lives, so saving may...

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Do you have mission vision? insight Sep 24, 2022

Entrepreneur magazine offered suggestions to its readers this month regarding ways they can embrace their purpose as a pathway to success.

The article, written by Michelle Van Slyke, said it was critical to hone your "mission vision" to meet your goals.

That's a message my mentor, Kary...

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Author shows people how to move from stuck to significance insight Sep 23, 2022

In writing his book, "Move or Die," author Chris Carlisle wanted people to realize that although they may be stuck, they just need a nudge to set them in motion to reach their potential at any age.

"People are always coming up against walls in life which they think are trying to stop them," he...

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Small habits can make us happier insight Sep 20, 2022

The world is changing rapidly, and so are we for that matter. The ability to manage change is essential if we are going to maintain our sanity or have any semblance of a happy, productive life.

The problem is that we all have these nasty bad habits that can interfere with our desire to be better...

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Experience collides with purpose in the afternoon of life insight Sep 18, 2022

During the morning of life, humans are driven toward outer-focused goals, such as creating a family, earning money, building a career, and establishing one’s self in the world, Psychology Today noted this week.

Yet, In the afternoon of life, there is a realization that we have lived more...

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Getting old is a state of mind insight Sep 17, 2022

Conventional wisdom suggests you're as old as you feel, right?  Now there is medical evidence to back up that idea.

Published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, the study of nearly 14,000 people over the age of 50 found those with the highest satisfaction with aging had a...

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How to get crystal clear about work purpose insight Sep 16, 2022

Inc. magazine published an article this week written by Dr. Moshe Engelberg,an executive coach and author of The Amare Way, a book outlining a process to bring love back into what people do for work.

In the book's description on Amazon, Moshe explains how work is often identical to war with talk...

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