Sex or Money? What can we talk about?

2018-10-26T05:49:49+00:00September 2018|EXPRESSIVE INTERESTS|

When I was a practicing psychotherapist, my clients spoke about their sex lives, while avoiding talking about money. Perhaps they were concerned that I’d raise their fee (but never — that’s unethical)! Most people would rather speak about almost anything but money. It strikes me that there are many women at an Expressive Age (50 to 75) who avoid understanding [...]

Appreciative Inquiry meets Expressive Age

2018-10-26T07:32:48+00:00September 2018|EXPRESSIVE INTERESTS|

Several months ago, my friend and colleague Loretta Donovan invited me to co-author a special issue of the International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry. Appreciative Inquiry is a change management approach, focusing on identifying what is working well, analyzing why it is working well and then doing more of it. I said “yes” to her invitation and the process of co-editing [...]

What’s in a name? More than you know

2018-10-26T05:54:46+00:00September 2018|EXPRESSIVE INTERESTS|

You hear “What’s in a name?” and you probably think “Shakespeare.” Well, there is a lot in a name and in a world of both personal and corporate brands, it is about identity. Frustrated, if not insulted, by the stereotypes of senior, elder, AARP (as in retired person), baby boomer, I decided to re-brand that identity. I now call myself [...]

We are all hypocognates.

2018-10-26T07:33:12+00:00September 2018|EXPRESSIVE INTERESTS|

Admittedly, I didn't know what “hypocognition” meant until reading Unknown Unknowns: The Problem of Hypocognition.  Even though I am trained as a psychologist, the word hasn't come across my radar. Oops! Kaidi Wu and David Dunning write about hypocognition as “the lack of a cognitive or linguistic representation for an object, category, or idea.” We often don’t have a way [...]

I brand myself with “Expressive Age”

2018-10-26T07:33:19+00:00September 2018|EXPRESSIVE INTERESTS|

Would you like to be called a “Perennial?” Images of flowers come to mind. No, not for me. Nonetheless, Clare Ansberry is onto something. Her recent Wall Street Journal article “Forget ‘Senior Citizen’ — Aging Baby Boomers Search for a Better Term” is spot on. Clearly, I am not alone in my quest to find a better term. So here's my [...]

Welcome to Expressive Age!

2018-10-12T03:40:19+00:00September 2018|EXPRESSIVE INTERESTS|

Expressive Age a time in life, a way to express it You are in the third quarter of life’s journey — approximately 50 to 75 years of age — ready to deepen and shift your focus and energies towards interests and activities that fit your passions, values, and capabilities. You are ready to defy labels and stereotypes that limit your [...]

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