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Interview on New Dimensions Radio

Aging: A Tender And Ferocious Time, Sherry Anderson, Ph.D. Posted on December 18, 2013 by New Dimensions in Interviews What does the territory of aging look like in a society that worships youth? When a realization flashes into our consciousness that we are aging, we tend to tighten up with fear. Negative images of our parents, grandparents, and friends loom […]

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Independent Expression Radio: Conscious Aging – An Art Form

Brit Elders interviews Sherry Anderson. I’m sitting in on IE Radio for Shirley this week as she will be traveling. My guest is: Sherry Ruth Anderson, Ph.D. is a writer and speaker who has spent the last decade studying conscious development in aging. Her most recent book is Ripening Time: Inside Stories for Aging with […]

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Is There a Map for Growing Old?

About half way through what I was calling My Year of Living Dangerously—the year I thought might last forever with me languishing gloriously on the sofa reading novels and watching the wind shake through the poplars across the street—the matter of Growing Old came knocking on my door. It wasn’t what you might expect—some bad […]

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Shadows of Aging Part 1: Powerful Forces

The year I turned fifty, I was invited to Toronto to be a keynote speaker at a conference for women. A conference organizer, a barely controlled fireball named Victoria had invited two other women to be speakers as well. Michelle George, an actress and singer, was a virtual legend in Toronto for her spontaneous theatre […]

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Shadows of Aging Part 2: Disturbing the Furies

Once Michele George, Oriah Mountain Dreamer and I had launched into the first morning of “The First Canadian Conference on Women Elders,” we knew we were in trouble. As I look back now, I tremble at what we were setting in motion that day. The stereotypes of aging we were carrying came from some mix […]

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Old Age is Boring Part 2: Little Losses and Endings

By the time you get to 60 or so, you’ve begun to push away the small sorrows of the secret dreams you’re not going to get to in this lifetime. Things you’ve probably never mentioned to anybody but have been a lovely possibility, something the future could hold if things work out. To name a […]

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The Geese Are Flying South: Engaging My Fear of Aging

As I wake up this morning, it takes a little while to remember where I am. I sit up in bed, pulling the quilt around me against the damp, and wait. Here it comes: the hills above Half Moon Bay. Old growth redwoods drip through the front window, and in the distance, fog rises off […]

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Hidden Secrets of Growing Old Part 1: Pentimento

Sitting here on a May morning, curled up in my favorite spot on the chintz sofa in front of the picture window in our living room, I’m gazing at a single salmon colored rose just peeking out of its bud cover. It seems to glow with its own light. Slowly my view spreads out, easing […]

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