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“Aging holds the potential to be not only a spiritual path but a mystical experience.”
– 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.)  Carol is editor-and-chief of Fierce with Age:  The Digest of Boomer Wisdom, Inspiration and Spirituality.

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WELCOME TO CAROL’S WORDS OF AGE AND AWE

Awe has multiple faces.  On one hand, awe is light-infused wonder.  But the broader definition of awe bears a shadow: “A feeling of great respect, usually mixed with fear or surprise.” (Cambridge English Dictionary.) After six decades as a writer, I continue to take words—and the life they represent–seriously. Just as age shapes us over […]


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Poem of the Day: Turn the Page

  TURN THE PAGE   Self-help books have long been our friends. Guiding us through rocky starts, middles and ends.   In our twenties and thirties, underlined and dog-eared they lined our walls. Trampolines for lightening falls.   In our forties and fifties, asking us to surrender, let go. Then promising us we’ll regain control. […]


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Poem for the Day: Peek A Boo

Peek A Boo Something unwanted. How dare this happen? To me? Stupid me. Bad me. Wrong me. Sad me. Embrace the sadness me. Awaiting transformation. Giving up. Sad sad sad. With one hand of forgiveness.  One hand of mercy. Peek a boo. There she is.  


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Free Book Offer Ends April 15

Dear Subscribers, Thank you early readers of my memoir River Diary: My Summer of Grace, Solitude and 35 Geese and novella Angelica’s Last Breath, inspired by Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilyich.  Because of your feedback and support, these works are currently being readied for publication in traditional e-book and trade paperback formats, with the […]


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January 8: Psalm 2017

PSALM 2017   Just two months and one day ago, I didn’t know I could still bellow.   Some tell me to seek to understand, be patient, have faith. Anything but have to witness a fierce woman become emotional.   Too bad.   I hear cymbals crashing and my vocal chords crack.  


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December 24: The Season of Miracles

The Season of Miracles We are in the heart of the season of miracles.  What a fortuitous coincidence that Christmas and Chanukah overlap this year, as in these, the darkest days of 2016, we could sure use a double-dose of the miraculous. When it comes to “peace on earth, goodwill to all”, it is particularly […]


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December 20: Nightly News

Nightly News Lucky’s  ears and tail are tucked tight. Intermittent shivers sweep her body. Her eyes dart between us knowing one or another is about to sound scary. Her favorite commercial music intervenes. A happy dog dances across the screen. Lucky jumps up and barks with all her heart                                                                                                                                and we suddenly remember how to […]


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Am I Doing Enough?

Am I Doing Enough? You cannot do enough to guarantee the outcome you want. The future is in God’s hands, not yours, and all will be well. Well, indeed. But not on your timetable or in the way you prefer and not necessarily without pain. Rejoice if you can, but only at risk of denying […]


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Poem for the Day: Brief Intermission

Brief Intermission I cannot change the past. I cannot save the world. I’m not in control of my emotions. But I can make a baby laugh.


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Poem for the Day: November, 2016

The gold high-rise penetrates heaven. Who wouldn’t hide or scream? There is but one saving grace. The skies are not what they used to be. Once full, they are now empty and cold. In the safety of my arms, I hold God close. We cry together, but not to sleep. This is not the time […]


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Poem for the Day: Night Poem

NIGHT POEM Words wake me up at three. My muse is now a goblin. But don’t feel sorry for me. It’s a higher quality problem.


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