Evan on August 17th, 2009

Ageing is partly a process of finding out what our preferences are. I haven’t tasted a banana in years. Why not? Because I know that I don’t like bananas. Lately I have tried a few beers with fruit flavours added – lime and so forth. The result? The fruit mostly takes away the bitter edge […]

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Evan on August 16th, 2009

Curiously it is usually males who are told to, “Be a man!” Sometimes it’s boys (who aren’t men yet) sometimes it’s adult males – which is perhaps even stranger: aren’t they men already? The answer is no: being a man is an achievement; it is not a description but an evaluation. There is a difference […]

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Evan on August 11th, 2009

I’ve just written a new eBook. It is called Thriving in Your Situation. Buy it now by clicking here. When I sat down to write it I wanted to be sure that what I had to say was really worthwhile. I thought I would write about how to be as happy as possible whatever situation […]

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Evan on August 10th, 2009

There are three tasks or personal qualities that are especially relevant to old age. These are well explained in George Vaillant’s Ageing Well. They are: generativity, keeping the meaning and integrity. Generativity Generativity as defined by (Ageing Well p.115) John Kotre: To invest oneself in forms of life and work that will outlive the self. […]

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Evan on August 6th, 2009

I have a guest post on the Philosophy, Psychology and Real Life blog. It is called Boredom’s Gift. I must confess that I found writing on the topic of boredom (hopefully not in a boring way) appealed to my rather strange sense of humour. It is about boredom not being tired or excited but a […]

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Evan on August 4th, 2009

It is interesting to study how some people age well (and George Vaillant’s book Ageing Well is a great study of them). The question this raises is: So what? That radio station we like to tune into: WIIFM (What’s in it for me?). Can I do anything that makes it more likely I will age […]

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Evan on August 3rd, 2009

This post is to alert you to another excellent post by Albert the Urban Monk. If you are have been reading this blog for a while and think that I’m a fan of Albert (because I link to his posts so often) I can only say that you are right. This post is about becoming […]

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Evan on August 2nd, 2009

This is just a quick post to tell you about a lovely idea from Jean at the Transforming Stress into Personal Power blog. Jean talks about having a possibility list instead of a to-do and how much better this feels.  I think this is great.  The post is called It’s Nice to Have Choices.  It […]

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