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Out of experience and reflection wisdom arises. Follow the links below to explore aspects of wisdom.

The following links will take you to pages that explore various aspects of being older. If you would like to add your web site, workshop, group or retreat please see the Contact page.

Elder Wisdom

Older and wiser?

Psychology Today: Looking at Wisdom From Mid-life

Psychology Today: "Nine Guidelines for Ageing With Wisdom"

Kindred: practices that foster your elderhood development

Next Avenue: "A few words to the wise (and not so wise) about ways to gain wisdom."

Science Daily: "study confirms adage that with age comes wisdom"

Good Men Project: Becoming a wise old man.

Ram Dass: "Why is it so important to come to terms with aging?"


By acepting that things are as they are we empower ourselves.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): Accept, Choose, Act.

BUPA: How to accept myself for who I am?

Psychology Today: "What Acceptance Is and Is Not"

Psychology Today: "our willingness to accept the unchangeable has a great deal to do with our emotional and psychological well-being"

Mindful: "Three Ways Acceptance Helps You Work with Difficult Emotions"

tiny buddha: "we need to cultivate the ability to truly accept whatever comes and embrace it"

Love being Retired: "Accepting Ageing"


Forgiving others can be hard, forgiving ourselves even harder.

Psychology Tools: Forgiveness is important for resolving feelings of anger, hurt, and betrayal.

Calm Sage: Self-forgiveness: High time to Heal from Shame and Guilt

Psychology Today: "Forgiveness isn't something you do for the other person."

Psychology Today: "The factors that lead to forgiveness."

The Forgiveness Project: "At the heart of The Forgiveness Project is an understanding that restorative narratives have the power to transform lives; "

Positive Psychology: "What is Forgiveness and What Are the Benefits?"

The Mayo Clinic: "Forgiveness: Letting go of grudges and bitterness"

Jack Kornfield: "Without forgiveness we are chained to the past. Individually we remain caught in the hurt and pain of our history."

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Feeling and understanding the pain of others and oneself then working to reduce it.

Dr. Kristin Neff: Self Compassion

PsychCentral: 5 Strategies for Self-Compassion

Psychology Today: "Compassion involves more than putting yourself in another's place."

Zen Habits: What is compassion?

Good Therapy: "Self-compassion is the ability to turn understanding, acceptance, and love inward."

Kristin Neff: "Self-compassion entails being warm and understanding toward ourselves."

Mindfulness and Meditation

Mindfulness can be bring ease, peace and joy into our lives.

NHS: "Becoming more aware of the present moment can help us enjoy the world around us more and understand ourselves better."

Psychology Today: "Mindfulness is important. How do we develop it?"

Mindful: "Getting Started with Mindfulness"

HelpGuide: "Mindfulness is the practice of purposely focusing your attention on the present moment—and accepting it without judgment."

The Mayo Clinic: "See how mindfulness helps you live in the moment."

Develop Good Habits: "Meditation vs. Mindfulness: What Is the Difference?"


Not necessarily religion, spirituality comes in a myriad forms and can give meaning to our lives.

University of Minnesota: What Is Spirituality? Religion vs. Spirituality: The Difference Between Them

Positive Psychology: Science and Spirituality

The Mayo Clinic: "at its core spirituality helps to give your life context."

Medical Journal of Australia: "Spiritual care and ageing in a secular society"

Tricycle: "Aging as a Spiritual Practice, An interview with Lewis Richmond"

The Conversation: "How spirituality can help us cope with the trials of ageing"

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