A number of Evolve participants have brought excellent articles and talks to our attention over the past few weeks and we want to share them with you.
Living on Purpose
Paula Span in The New Old Age blog, The New York Times
It turns out that purpose is, on many counts, a good thing to have, long associated with satisfaction and happiness, better physical functioning, even better sleep. “It’s a very robust predictor of health and wellness in old age,” said Patricia Boyle, a neuropsychologist at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Chicago. One comment on the article notes, “In retirement, keeping busy is no problem, but feeling like my existence matters is a huge problem.” Recommended by Connie Bowen. Read the Article.
The Tribes We Lead
TED Talk by Seth Godin filmed February 2009
Seth Godin argues the Internet has ended mass marketing and revived a human social unit from the distant past: tribes. Founded on shared ideas and values, tribes give ordinary people the power to lead and make big change. He urges us to do so. Recommended by Heidi Ryan. Listen to the talk.
Brené Brown: The Power of Vulnerability
TED Talk by Brené Brown filmed June 2010
Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share. Recommended by Sheryl Furness.
Rethinking the Traditional Retirement Community
Stanley Luxenberg, May 30, 2014, The New York Times
People are exploring all sorts of living options as they move from full-time work to retirement. Recommended by Bill Read. Read the article.