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Successful Aging: The ‘encore’ career can provide purpose, passion and a paycheck

Successful Aging: The ‘encore’ career can provide purpose, passion and a paycheck | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Dear readers,In a recent column I described four types of working retirees and their motivation based on a survey by Age Wave and Merrill Lynch. A reader asked, “What about encore careers?”That topic deserves a column of it
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When Leaving Becomes Arriving: Poet and Philosopher David Whyte on Ending Relationships

When Leaving Becomes Arriving: Poet and Philosopher David Whyte on Ending Relationships | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
"Sometimes everything has to be inscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you."

"To love without k
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Writing Your Way to Happiness

Writing Your Way to Happiness | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Some researchers believe that by writing and then editing our own stories, we can change our perceptions of ourselves and identify obstacles that stand in the way of better health.
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Grown-Ups Get Out Their Crayons

Grown-Ups Get Out Their Crayons | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Johanna Basford, a Scottish illustrator, has become a breakout success catering to an unexpected audience: adults who turn to coloring books for creative relaxation.
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Poetry Spotlight: ‘Fado’ by Jane Hirshfield

Poetry Spotlight: ‘Fado’ by Jane Hirshfield | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Speakeasy examines the poem “Fado,” by Jane Hirshfield. Her new collection, "The Beauty," will be published by Knopf this week.
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The Creativity Mindset

The Creativity Mindset | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
I absolutely love all of the emphasis on mindsets these days. There are growth mindsets (which I discuss in The Educator with a Growth Mindset: A Staff Workshop) and maker mindsets (which I discuss...

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Jim Goldsmith's curator insight, March 16, 2:24 PM

From the article:  "Mindsets are simply defined as 'the ideas and attitudes with which a person approaches a situation.' Mindsets imply that mental and attitudinal states can assist one in being successful with a given skill set. I believe this to be true for engaging in the creative process, that a creative mindset is a prerequisite to being creative."  Of particular interest to brainstormers.

Catharine Bramkamp's curator insight, March 17, 2:42 PM

Creatives are simultaneously essential and aggravating.  You know who you are, you are the person at the board table asking why?  No one wants to answer you so they pass you over.  But that is one of the strongest attributes of a creative mind:  why?  Why have we always done it this way? Why are we promoting our products this way?  Why are we meeting?

Ask one why question a day - just to keep limber.


Barbara Wilson's curator insight, March 18, 7:43 AM

I love the graphic here and so agree with this overview of creativity

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I Explore Literal Interpretations Of Common Language Expressions And Emotions

I Explore Literal Interpretations Of Common Language Expressions And Emotions | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
I have a passion for developing surreal and conceptual themed artworks that capture very literal interpretations of common language expressions or emotions letting me explore and share the personal connection and understanding I have of myself, the world and those around me.

I may be a full time graphic designer but I still find the time in my free moments to create personal digital artworks which use a variety of methods I’m constantly exploring and developing such as photography, photo manipu
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How Frida Kahlo's Miscarriage Put Her On The Path To Becoming An Iconic Artist

How Frida Kahlo's Miscarriage Put Her On The Path To Becoming An Iconic Artist | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Before Frida Kahlo reached her 25th birthday, the Mexican artist had contracted polio, survived a horrific bus accident and endured a traumatic miscarriage. However, the loss of her baby -- compounded by the alienation she was experiencing while livi...
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Poet Jill Bialosky On The Intimacy Of Reading Poetry

Poet Jill Bialosky On The Intimacy Of Reading Poetry | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
In Jill Bialosky's poem "The Mothers," from her new collection, The Players, the experience of the soccer mom -- or, rather, the baseball mom -- is brought into warm, lyrical focus. The mothers of "The Mothers" are a loving collec...
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Meet Mernet Larsen, A Painter Whose Breakout Show Happened In Her 70s

Meet Mernet Larsen, A Painter Whose Breakout Show Happened In Her 70s | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Sit-ups Leg-lifts, 2012 Acrylic, string, and tracing paper on canvas 46.25 x 60.25 in






Reading Tolstoy in bed. Exercising on a sea foam green mat. Enjoying pizza and beer with old friends. These are the humdrum subjects crystallized in ...
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Finding Joy in My Father's Death

Finding Joy in My Father's Death | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
I was happy for all of us that this hideous struggle, which had extended past the most unreasonable expectations, was finally over.
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Orion Magazine | How Long Has It Been Since You Smelled a Flower?

Orion Magazine | How Long Has It Been Since You Smelled a Flower? | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Nature Writing from Inside America’s prisons. Inmates unlearn the language of excuses and relearn a sense of self and awareness of the natural world.
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Richard Shelton writes with inmates.

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Over 50 and Back in College, Preparing for a New Career

Over 50 and Back in College, Preparing for a New Career | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
For many retirees, babysitting grandchildren, golfing and relaxing on the beach is passé. Instead, they’re being newly educated for second careers.
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An Upbeat Emotion That's Surprisingly Good for You

An Upbeat Emotion That's Surprisingly Good for You | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Awe, that goose-bumpy mix of fear and wonder, appears to be particularly good for the body.
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Learning to Say No to Dialysis

Learning to Say No to Dialysis | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Some older adults with advanced kidney failure are resisting the usual answer by deciding the sacrifices required by the treatment aren’t worth it.
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How can musicians keep playing despite amnesia?

How can musicians keep playing despite amnesia? | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Neurologists believe they are coming closer to understanding how people with severe amnesia are able to retain the ability to play music.
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Monir Farmanfarmaian, Iranian and Nonagenarian, Celebrates a New York Museum First

Monir Farmanfarmaian, Iranian and Nonagenarian, Celebrates a New York Museum First | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
“Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Infinite Possibility. Mirror Works and Drawings 1974-2014” is at the Guggenheim Museum in New York through June 3.
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Before I Go: A Stanford neurosurgeon’s parting wisdom about life and time

Before I Go: A Stanford neurosurgeon’s parting wisdom about life and time | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Stricken by lung cancer, Dr. Paul Kalanithi, chief resident in neurological surgery at at Stanford University, shared his thoughts about what's important in life.
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Efforts to Instill Empathy Among Doctors Is Paying Dividends

Efforts to Instill Empathy Among Doctors Is Paying Dividends | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it

by Sandra G. Boodman

Force credits “Oncotalk,” a course required of Duke’s oncology fellows, for the unexpected accolade. Developed by medical faculty at Duke, the University of Pittsburgh and several other medical schools, “Oncotalk” is part of a burgeoning effort to teach doctors an essential but often overlooked skill: clinical empathy. Unlike sympathy, which is defined as feeling sorry for another person, clinical empathy is the ability to stand in a patient’s shoes and to convey an understanding of the patient’s situation as well as the desire to help.

Clinical empathy was once dismissively known as “good bedside manner” and traditionally regarded as far less important than technical acumen. But a spate of studies in the past decade has found that it is no mere frill. Increasingly, empathy is considered essential to establishing trust, the foundation of a good doctor-patient relationship.

Studies have linked empathy to greater patient satisfaction, better outcomes, decreased physician burnout and a lower risk of malpractice suits and errors.


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Kathi Apostolidis's curator insight, March 15, 5:38 AM

Eίναι η συμπάθεια ίδια με την συμπόνοια, ιδιαίτερα με τη συμπόνοια σε κλινικό περιβάλλον; Οχι μας εξηγεί ο συγγραφέας του άρθρου. Διακεκριμένα Παν/μια της Αμερικής ανέπτυξαν το μάθημα "ΟncoTalk" για να διδάξουν στους γιατρούς μια ουσιαστική αλλά παραμελημένη δεξιότητα: την κλινική συμπόνοια.

Στην Ελλάδα, εξ όσων γνωρίζω, ο Καθ. Χρήστος Λιονής προσπαθεί στο Πανεπιστήμιο Κρήτης. Με αφορμή το παράδειγμα των

Αμερικανικών Πανεπιστημίων αναρωτιέμαι για οι Ελληνικές Ιατρικές Σχολές δέν έχουν μεχρι σήμερα για την ανάπτυξη παρόμοιου μαθήματος; Μάλιστα θα πρότεινα να είναι υποχρεωτικό για την ειδικότητα της Ογκολογίας...

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Artist Creates Adult Coloring Books And Sells More Than A Million Copies

Artist Creates Adult Coloring Books And Sells More Than A Million Copies | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
Who said adults can't use coloring books? Johanna Basford, a talented illustrator and artists in the UK, has created a series of coloring books that have become wildly popular, selling more than a million copies. Basford's beautiful books are full of beautiful illustrations of fairytale forests and beasts.
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Bringing a Daughter Back From the Brink With Poems

Bringing a Daughter Back From the Brink With Poems | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
A mother’s project helps remind her daughter that life is worth living.
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The Well of Being: An Extraordinary Children’s Book for Grownups about the Art of Living with Openhearted Immediacy

The Well of Being: An Extraordinary Children’s Book for Grownups about the Art of Living with Openhearted Immediacy | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
A lyrical invitation to awaken from the trance of the limiting stories we tell ourselves and just live.

"This is the greatest damn thing
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New NER Digital | Corinne Purtill

New NER Digital | Corinne Purtill | Creatively Aging | Scoop.it
  A Snail's Pace | Corinne Purtill In January 1941, after a lifetime of abdominal pains, Henri Matisse readied himself for an operation to remove fourteen inches of his ruined colon. Prudently, given the risks of radical surgery in prewar France,…
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