"Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative" -Maurice Chevalier
Maybe it's because of our culture's relatively new glorification of youth, or because longer life spans raise new questions about health, financial security, and continued purpose, but it seems like we never tire of complaining about aging. In a search for contrast, we asked Red Room to blog about the best parts about getting older.
Several bloggers to receive books by Red Room authors. In Breaking Out of Bedlam, Leslie Larson tells the story of an 82-year-old woman who isn’t done living yet and who tells why in a scandalous journal. Life coach and creativity consultant Ernie Zelinski has helped hundreds of thousands of people with life transitions of all kinds. In How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free, he focuses on the nonfinancial aspects of retirement with the goal of more joy and satisfaction. Rhoda Curtis’s memoir, Rhoda: Her First Ninety Years, is an extraordinary tale of a liberated woman who shows no signs of slowing down.
You can read all the getting older blog posts here. I hope you'll choose your favorite, and leave a comment letting the blogger know why you enjoyed it. See all of Red Room's past blog topics listed on here, and suggest a few more in the comments. Thanks as always for blogging!
–Huntington W. Sharp, Senior Editor, Red Room