Old Anima: Unique Resources for Older Adults

By George Lorenzo

The word "Anima" has a variety of definitions. Here it simply means “soul,” or one’s individuality, or one’s inner essence. An old soul has a finely tuned compassionate, tolerant, and magnanimous nature. Old Anima provides information, in a variety of forms, that can be helpful for older adults ... Read more

The word "Anima" has a variety of definitions. Here it simply means “soul,” or one’s individuality, or one’s inner essence. An old soul has a finely tuned compassionate, tolerant, and magnanimous nature. Old Anima provides information, in a variety of forms, that can be helpful for older adults (and young souls, too), by drawing mostly from humanity’s stock of wise philosophers and scientists.

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Tilling

A Willingness to Till We all have plateaus we reach as we move through life’s journey. And the old cliché that the journey is more important than the destination is a good and decent mantra to live by. When someone asks how you’re doing, you might give them a…

 
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Old Anima: Unique Resources for Older Adults - Issue #29

Place in the World on Thanksgiving Day 2022 I don’t know what to write about in this intermittent Old Anima newsletter without sounding overly repetitive about all the ills we are experiencing on many fronts in today’s troubled world. There are so many horrib…

 
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Old Anima - Issue #28 - Oct. 12, 2022

On the Absurdities of Life I know I sound angry, frustrated, rambunctious, and rambling in these intermittent Old Anima posts. It’s probably because I watch and read the news too much and can clearly see all the hypocrisy, including what comes out of the mout…

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Old Anima: Some quick thoughts on the state of pre-election affairs.

(I wrote this quickly, so please excuse any typos)Bullshit and hypocrisy are common in politics, but it sure seems to be at a height that at least I have never seen in my entire life, except for perhaps during the Vietnam War years. It’s common to believe tha…

 
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Old Anima - July 29, 2022 - Blathering

BlatheringIf you have ever been under general anesthesia, you experienced a kind of death – a death of time. That time under anesthesia does not exist. I had a six-hour surgery under general anesthesia that felt like I had blinked my eyes and it was over. For…

 
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Old Anima: Unique Resources for Older Adults - Issue #25

Does it not seem that many brains around the world have fallen into disrepair? Here we are buzzing along, surfing along, reading words, digging into information we need to know - in seconds at every turn, accumulating huge loads of knowledge in record speed. …

 
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Old Anima: Unique Resources for Older Adults - Issue #24

As I deal with old age, one thing stands out above everything else – and that is the state of my soul. Am I living authentically? Do I speak the truth at every turn? Am I strictly following the dictates of my inner self? I’ve also been thinking a lot about wo…

 
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Old Anima: Unique Resources for Older Adults - Issue #23

Dear Old Anima readers: I’ve experienced a lot of starts and stops when trying to write this Old Anima letter because I can’t get a handle on this helpless feeling we are all dealing with in relation to Ukraine. I think many of us are asking ourselves as aver…

 
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Old Anima: Unique Resources for Older Adults - Jan. 30, 2022

On Early Rising, the Old Anima Website, and Atheistic ThinkingThe quote “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man [or woman] healthy, wealthy, and wise,” has been attributed to Ben Franklin, who lived from 1706 to 1790. Aristotle, who lived from 384 BC to …

 
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Old Anima: Unique Resources for Older Adults - January 1, 2022

I typically do some kind of New Year’s post in early January. Usually, it’s a long self-righteous rant about how screwed up and absurd we have become. 2022 is not looking any better. In fact it looks worse. Hope is starting to fade, and I fret now about our f…

 
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Old Anima: Unique Resources for Older Adults - Dec. 22, 2021

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!As 2021, the strangest year in a very long time, comes to an end, I often wonder if I could do more instead of cocooning in my tower internalizing everything that is going on today, silently observing the world on its curren…

 
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Old Anima: Unique Resources for Older Adults - Dec. 4, 2021

Uncertainty ReignsI really don’t know what to think anymore. COVID cases are back to their highest numbers in my county when in May/June/July they were down to almost zero. Today alone there were 258 cases, so we are basically back to the similar number of ca…

 
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Old Anima: Unique Resources for Older Adults - Oct. 23, 2021

I’ve been doing more research on the older adult workforce. My most recent piece is on the Workforce Monitor (WFM) website, one of four websites that I manage. The other three are Old Anima, EdPath, and Understandingxyz (my portfolio site). It ain’t easy, but…

 
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Old Anima: Silence

Devoting Some Time to SilenceMaybe it’s just a penchant I have to be pessimistic at times, but I’m seeing incompetence and a great lack of responsibility and non-keeping of promises to meet work obligations at levels of mass disruption that I have never seen …

 
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On Becoming Full

The constant barrage of dismal news has been making me feel more depressed than what is normal depression, and I doubt I’m alone. Let’s face it, an overabundance of people in all walks of life have become walking zombies, and we are becoming a society so divi…

 
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Old Anima: Unique Resources for Older Adults - Sept. 26, 2021

Are You Ageist About Yourself?“The Inner Work of Age: Shifting from Role to Soul,” by Connie Zweig, fits perfectly within my new focus on older adult workers.Retire or Not?Zweig’s book has a great chapter titled “Retirement as a Divine Messenger,” which will …

 
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Old Anima: Unique Resources for Older Adults - September 4, 2021

Hi Everyone:Happy Labor Day!The mantra for the upcoming Fall and Winter months is “try to be positive.” From the looks of things, that won’t be so easy to do.Climate change is raging with unparalleled storms and fires; we could very well enter into a 5th wave…

 
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Special Announcement - Open Forum on Older Adulthood

GO TO: https://www.getsetup.io/classes/interest-group-open-forum-on-older-adulthood/wWiFLxqlHYou will see this screen:

 
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Old Anima: Unique Resources for Older Adults - August 2021 Issue

This issue is mostly about work, or “lifelong working.”Like most older adults, I was looking forward to kicking back a bit once I turned 65, but that did not happen. Instead, I found myself working more, especially during this pandemic. As a self-employed ind…

 
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Old Anima: Unique Resources for Older Adults - July 1, 2021

Hi Everyone:It’s obviously been a very strange world since early 2020, and I’m still not feeling entirely secure about where things are heading. While there’s plenty of positive things happening due primarily to people getting vaccinated, there are plenty of …