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One woman’s meditation on aging, spirituality and the measure of our days
Carol Orsborn, Ph.D.

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Dr. Carol Orsborn is the best-selling author of 30 books including Gold Nautilus Book Award winner in the category of Consciously Aging: The Spirituality of Age: A Seeker’s Guide to Growing Older (with Robert L. Weber, Ph.D.)

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At its best, aging is a time of irony and disruption. We find ourselves brimming with unexpected passion, but frequently lack the energy to see things through. We experience ourselves to be at the peak of our knowledge and abilities, only to realize that we are masters of a world that no longer exists. At […]


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Homecoming 10/16/17

What happens to us after we die? I’m fairly certain that personal ego is not in the picture–that one will be rewarded for one’s special goodness; that one is uniquely qualified to co-pilot with God and the like.  Lately, I’ve been having intimations of a more humble but dependable possibility.  These are the moments when ego […]


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In the Wilds: 10/12/17

Our generation did everything in our power to gain control over our circumstances, individual as well as societal. Is this true of every generation? If so, the old have been, are and will always be doomed to fall short.  But disappointment, as it turns out, can provide rich ground for surprises. In this, a moment […]


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My Second Mile of the Day: 10/3/17

I went to the neighborhood senior center for my usual work out. I am continually amazed both that I am old enough to be allowed into such a place—and humbled by how much better the eighty and even some ninety-year-olds can be than me at reaching the floor with their palms and balancing on one […]


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“The Bigger Person”” September 28, 2017

My heart weeps for our times. How could it not, given the cruelty, selfishness and ignorance on parade virtually every way we turn.  Perhaps if we were less connected, we would not have to cringe so often.  But what alternative do we have when every time we switch on our computers and phones, every time […]


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Unearned Irrelevance: September 25, 2017

I believe in the need to make judgments and when one sees a wrong, to take action. But perhaps because I am older, wiser, fiercer, there are days when the facts of my life–even the state of the world–seem beside the point. Today is such a day. Yes, the disagreement with a good friend turned […]


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Special Edition: Your Turn

Hello Subscribers, Thank you for the thoughtful response to my new blog.  Your comments both affirm and demonstrate what it means to become older, wiser and fiercer. I know that a number of you missed posting and reading the comments to this week’s entry about the tension between engagement versus solitude due to a faulty link in the […]


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Marginalization or Solitude?: September 18, 2017

At first, it is a shock to be marginalized from others’ lives, to discover that our young have grown up to live on their own and that society has already rushed in to fill the empty spaces we once occupied. Later, it comes as another jolt to realize those times when we may no longer need—or […]


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Our Generation’s Legacy?: September 11, 2017

What is our generation’s legacy?  As I write this, half of us have placed our country in the hands of leaders who stand against most everything I value.  In place of honesty, there are deliberate lies.  Instead of patience and diligence, there is impulse and self-motivated reactivity.  In place of humility, scapegoating.  The remainder of […]


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Fierce with Reality: September 5, 2017

FIERCE WITH REALITY Some days I am grateful for all the years of my life, believing that they have grown me strong.  Other times, I wear them as gravity, weighing me down: everything bent and sinking.  On these days, upon awakening, I can feel I haven’t rested enough.  Even without a mirror nearby, I can feel […]


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Blog Relaunch: Recovering my Voice August/2017

WELCOME to this special edition of Carol Orsborn.com: Older, Wiser, Fiercer. Those of you who are regular readers of my blog may have noticed that in the aftermath of the election of 2016, I have been uncharacteristically at a loss for words. That’s changed. As editor of our sister site Fierce With Age: The Digest of […]


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