We have never lived this long and we are now entering a time zone of radical transition, navigating the journey of a full, well-lived life. It is time to be active in opening the boundaries of our life ahead with tools and confidence to make choices that will both recognize and reinforce resilience in our lives.
It is time to use our resources, wisdom and experience to provide leadership for the coming generation. Aging is inevitable. Living well is a skillful adaptation supported by new ways of acting and community engagement.
We are passionate about bringing tools and support for resilient aging to everyone navigating this transition. We understand the power of purpose, meaning and community to overcome isolation, and trigger meaningful action. Well lived lives, filled with wisdom and experience are resources for our world.
We provide a pathway through our uncertainties, questions, and concerns, so we can become wisdom makers for the next generation.
Our core team has a track record of transforming ideas into action: We’ve built schools, created award-winning programs, written 20 books, and launched successful global businesses and products of lasting value.
We bring our own life experiences and research about resilience, change and human development to form a deep commitment to harnessing the power of our generation to push the boundaries of aging.
This booklet provides the Wake-Up call for 5 areas where you can focus your resilience and 12 specific Tune-up practices that have been gathered from people who have flourished in their later years. We do not diminish the importance of economic stability and at the same time note that none of these practices require financial support to practice. You might think of this as a different kind of “bucket list”, beyond a list of adventures and achievements but an inner list where you build your capacity for providing guidance to yourself, your friends and the next generation.
We invite you to use this booklet to provoke your thinking, refresh your ideas and actions in your life. Use these practices as a jumping off place for discussions, journaling, coaching, contemplation and action. Our workshops and online gatherings offer hands-on opportunities for Tuning up your mindsets, and the frameworks and tools for taking action.
“Coming out of the Transitioning with Resilience Workshop I realize how my values have changed. I used to strive to achieve mastery in my professional field. I’m now more about deepening my social network.”
“The Sustaining Your Resilience Workshop helped me achieve a greater sense of balance. I’m now cutting back my pediatric practice, volunteering more often in a low-income clinic and spending more time with my grandchildren.”
“Ever since I participated in some of the Resilient Aging Lab’s activities, I’ve discovered just how resilient I’ve been throughout my life. As a result, I’ve gained greater confidence in myself and developed a strategy for overcoming a major challenge.”