Benefits of Being a Cartophile: Maps!

2019-05-28T18:32:32+00:00April 2019|TRAVEL|

It seems that maps are in the air like spring weather.  Recently, I attended Christie's auction viewing of rare world navigation maps, a curator's talk on New Amsterdam maps, and a book talk on 100 maps highlighting America's history as a country.  During my teenage years, I contemplated becoming a geographer or cartographer in order to explore the world.  Recently, [...]

How to Travel with your Senses

2019-05-28T18:33:04+00:00February 2019|TRAVEL|

Early this morning, during an invigorating desert garden walk through a private Los Cabos golf course, something came to mind.  SENSES. We speak not only to tell other people what we think, but to tell ourselves what we think. Speech is a part of thought. ~ Oliver Sacks I was thinking about travel and self-expression.  It's not an original idea as [...]

How Returning to the Same Travel Destination Expresses You

2019-05-28T18:33:15+00:00February 2019|TRAVEL|

American novelist Thomas Wolfe once wrote "you can't go home again," and literally that makes sense because we can't go back in time to home -- except in memory.  And memories are tricky, psychologically speaking.  Even if we went back "home" to an actual geographical place, most likely it's changed.  So if we can't go home, then we can only [...]

How Your Self-Expression is Transforming Travel

2019-05-28T18:33:23+00:00February 2019|TRAVEL|

My interest in travel began by growing up in a semi-tropical resort.  I received one of the first Master's degree in Travel and Tourism Administration and worked in hospitality for a few years. Leisure and recreation became part of my PhD studies as a psychologist.  The IDEA of travel continues to fascinate me, no less than the experience itself. In [...]

Follow Instagram and Follow Your Well Being

2019-05-28T18:33:43+00:00January 2019|FASHION, TRAVEL|

Are you following Expressive Age on Instagram?  If so, you see images to inspire and stimulate your self-expression.  Beware! While to date no one has conducted Instagram use research on those at an Expressive Age (50 to 75), research on women (age 18 to 35) suggests a negative outcome.  Rather than being inspired by beauty, fitness, or travel images, these [...]

This year I resolve to…be resolute.

2018-12-31T13:23:44+00:00December 2018|TRAVEL|

Do you struggle with making and keeping your New Year’s resolutions? Are your resolutions nothing more than empty clichés? We all know that most New Year's resolutions are broken far before they bring about any substantive results. Think about your past commitments: increasing your exercise and/or losing those stubborn pounds, taking that plunge into a new career, booking tickets for that new [...]

Jingle all my way

2019-05-28T18:33:59+00:00December 2018|FASHION, TRAVEL|

Do jingle bells make you want to scream rather than rejoice? Does holiday cheer leave you almost cheerless? You’re not alone. Many people — either alone or with others — can feel vulnerable in December. The holiday season is one of celebration but, paradoxically, it can also take a toll on your wellbeing. In 2013, Forbes reached out to me about how time [...]

Expressive Age meets Modern Elder

2018-12-21T17:16:07+00:00September 2018|CAREER, TRAVEL|

Sea of Cortez (SR, Expressive Age) Synchronicities make life interesting. Each year, I return to my two week timeshare located Corridor in Baja Sud. I’ve shaped it into my own wellness retreat by watching the sun rise over the Sea of Cortez, walking through landscaped gardens, running on the beach, reading, swimming, and disconnecting from world news and [...]