In her deeply moving memoir In Pieces, Sally Field, now 72, lays bare her life and allows us to get under the surface appearance of a two-time Oscar-winning actress still known to the public as “America’s sweetheart.”
It’s very probable that all of us know the feeling when a friend surprises us with really bad news, such as a possible terminal medical diagnosis.
For me, bad news can feel like a kick to the gut. I make an effort to stay bravely positive and present for my friend, but all the while I’m thinking, “Oh no, pancreatic cancer!? not again! I’ve already lost two friends.”
Does crafting your legacy story sound daunting? It doesn’t have to be. I’ll share a few ideas for starting small! Whatever you create will be a gift to your family, your friends and, most importantly, to you.
Thinking about finally making that great trip to Europe? Whether you travel regularly, or your trip is a once in a lifetime opportunity, when it comes to taking that big vacation abroad, you want to make the most of every moment.
Do you ever wish you could tell your mother what she means to you, even after she’s gone? You can, by writing a letter. Whether your relationship has been inspired, delightful, or strained, a letter is a place where you can pour out your heart, discover your gratitude, and speak your truth.
Do you think about the future with a sense of excitement, hope or positivity?
Research suggests that how we think about the future influences our life expectancy. In one study, people with positive perceptions of aging were found to live an average of 7.5 years longer than others.
Remember those days when, as a child, you gave little heart-shaped Valentines and then waited and hoped you’d get some yourself?
Having a sense of purpose, calling or mission is a powerful motivator. It is also key to having a longer, more fulfilling life.