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Easy Stress Reduction in 12 Minutes

Stress makes our lives difficult. We hear a lot about the necessity of stress reduction. Why? Being stressed continuously leads to becoming anxious and nervous and this is not a good way to live: it increases the probability of getting sick, of making bad decisions, of ageing quicker and of getting unhappy or even depressed. You might think: "I am just a person who is easily stressed and anxious, I cannot do anything about that". No! This is not true. You can do A LOT about it and it "costs" you only 12 minutes per day! Recently we had Dr.Helen Lavretsky as guest in our Wisdom Factory Series "CONSCIOUS AGEING" where she shared with us the results of her research about RESILIENCE, the ability to live our lives in a good and satisfying [...]

By | 2018-03-16T19:44:40+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Blog Posts, Integral Aging, Video posts|0 Comments

What can Men Do When Getting Older? – Dr. Oren Amitay in The Wisdom Factory

Age and Ageing: a challenge also for men The problems of women getting older are widely discussed. Considerations of needing to "stay young" for to be noticed by society and especially by men lead to extensive use of cosmetics and even plastic surgery for women. But men? Except of very few, like Michael Jackson and Silvio Berlusconi, they don't care much about the wrinkles in their faces or their grey hair. It seems to make them even more attractive, often to much younger women who might see the father in them which they had never had in their young years. So why bother about men getting older? They can be 70 and marry a 30 year old women. Everything fine, yes? Not really. Men are stuck in a different dynamics than [...]

By | 2018-02-18T18:18:58+00:00 February 18th, 2018|Integral Aging|0 Comments

Spiritual lessons that ripen with age – a conversation with Terry Patten

Life is a journey. We all know that the more we are walking along the path, one day after the other, from one year to the next, until we find ourselves "old". When that point comes in life is different for everyone, but some day there comes the recognition that we have gone ahead, that our life has changed and with that the way we are living it and the expectations and ideas we have about it. Some of us might have started a spiritual journey in early years. Religious beliefs were available to us from childhood and since the 60ies of the past century also what we call “spirituality”. Many of us call ourselves “spiritual, but not religious” and it seems to make a huge difference. Well, I am not [...]

By | 2018-01-16T17:36:04+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Blog Posts, Integral Aging, Video posts, Videos|0 Comments

Longevity can be learned

Getting older is inevitable - but how you age is not Every year SAND (Science and Non-Duality) is organising a conference in USA and here in Italy, not far from where I live. Fortunately, many contributions are published on YouTube and lately we found this one about AGEING. The tendency of us humans to believe in the stories which our culture teaches us and then behave accordingly is not yet recognized fully. The talk by Mario Martinez (watch the video above) shows it very clearly and encourages us to "change our minds", literally. Mario Martinez has done research on more than 300 people older than 100 to discover how they see life and how they got there. One of the many things he found out is the importance of rituals, or good [...]

By | 2018-01-08T18:02:55+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Blog Posts, Videos|0 Comments

Did you ever think about those people getting older?

Alone and forgotten We are talking a lot about people getting older in our society. We are trying to figure out what the best way would be, how we can live longer and happier, - and that is great. But actually nobody talks about those whose life is taking place outside of our societies. We don't really talk ever about those who, for one reason or another, are kept in prison and who are not as young as we normally think prisoners would be. Statistics show that the overwhelming majority of prisoners are male and under 30. What about those, again mostly men, who are getting old in prison? Who is interested about their aging process and the difficulties they face with it in the same ways as everyone else? [...]

By | 2017-12-21T09:36:59+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Blog Posts, Integral Aging, Video posts|0 Comments

Riding horseback – a huge benefit for all ages

We hear and read about the fascination of young girls for riding horseback. When I grew up it was absolutely unaffordable for me and so I never thought about this possibility myself. But I remember envying a school friend who proudly wore her riding pants and boots and made sure that she was something special. Nowadays riding has become more "democratized” and is accessible to more people. Owning a horse is still very expensive and time consuming, but at the same time it can give deep meaning to one’s life to enter into deep friendship with such an amazing animal. And today you can be a co-owner of a horse or just a “caretaker” of someone else’s animal. So why not try? Horses can be Catalysts for Healthy Ageing  The Message of [...]

By | 2017-12-13T13:23:08+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Blog Posts, Integral Aging, Video posts|0 Comments

Age without Ageism

SUSAN FARLING was a guest in our CONSCIOUS AGEING show. You don’t have to be old to be a victim of ageism. Ageism is the lens through which we see people: either someone is "too young" or "too old", rarely "just right" in terms of AGE and this can vary from one moment to the other dependent on the context of the situation. I am sure you have met many of those moments where you were told such a verdict: Teens are too young to have a bank account but too old for playing with dolls or toy cars. In our times in which pretty soon for every younger person there are 2 people over 60 the topic AGEISM becomes ever more important because older people will be the clear majority [...]

By | 2017-12-10T18:24:25+00:00 December 10th, 2017|Blog Posts, collected articles, Integral Aging, Video posts|0 Comments

Women and horses – a beneficial relationship in all ages

Many people are fascinated by horses and girls are said to especially love horses and riding horseback. In my youth it was a fashion to do gymnastics on moving horses, "equestrian vaulting", too expensive then for me to ever think of. And horses are high, too dangerous, I might fall off! So I really never entered into close contact with horses except touching and stroking their big head sometimes when I knew it was not dangerous. I love animals and i admire and respect horses, I find them really beautiful creatures and I have read about deep friendships between horses and humans. And now comes Alice MacGillivray and tells us that getting in contact and even riding horses in the older years of our lives is something really amazing and beneficial! Incredible, [...]

By | 2017-12-03T18:59:12+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Blog Posts, Integral Aging, Video posts|0 Comments

Goal setting; Some thoughts

Here's a snippet from a recent thread on our Facebook page, "Masterminding Integral Ageing". Albert Klamt is a frequent poster there and here he is responding to another regular, Ian Blair Hamilton, who has asked him, Albert, about about choosing one goal for himself. I have somewhat tortured Facebook's format for legibility. And besides the discussion, you'll meet a great new word to add to your vocabulary!  Ian Blair Hamilton If you had to choose one goal what would it be?   Albert Klamt There is no one goal.  https://www.facebook.com/albert.klamt/posts/10154919458601994?pnref=story Ian Blair Hamilton Yes, but just supposing....    Albert Klamt Goals are subsets of the general flexflow. Like passing an examination.... Life in general is adventure for me. And the final purpose might never be clear enough. As a veteran like Jung knew. what he said [...]

By | 2017-11-21T12:33:44+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Integral Aging|0 Comments

Evolutionary Peer Mentoring and Growth Groups

A conversation with REY CARR in TheWisdomFactory.Net Where do you go and search for help when you have problems? You buy a self-help book? You subscribe for a course? You go to a therapist or a to a doctor, to a friend or you connect with your mentor? Or you sit at home, alone, and you hope that the problem will resolve itself, sooner or later. There are many strategies to deal with the difficulties which all of us encounter in life and probably people will chose different strategies in accordance with their mindset and also to their age. Children probably ask their parents, young people their friends. Whom do older people ask? Older people often live in  the predicament to believe that they should have figured all things out, that they [...]

By | 2017-11-17T17:37:44+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Blog Posts, collected articles, Integral Aging, Video posts|0 Comments
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