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I have a dream of serving others by…

Paul Carter boarding bus

Paul Carter boarding the bus on the way to volunteer in Managua Nicaragua.

For several years now it has been my dream to serve others by helping seniors resist the stereotypes of aging and moving forward into their 80s and beyond expressing their highest expression. So, what better way to serve than by setting the example?

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Exercises for meetings

Excercises for meetingsDo you find yourself stuck in a meeting where you feel you really need to move? Here is a series of exercises recommended by Christine Faber of the Lenox Massachusetts Community Center that you can use to stretch out, and get your blood flowing during a break without being too conspicuous to your fellow meeting attendees.

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Life’s Journey

Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting “Holy shit…what a ride!”

Paul at the airportThese words of the journalist Hunter S. Thompson seem especially relevant as I board the plane from Miami to the Dominican Republic. For months I’ve been planning this trip. And now it’s actually happening.

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Three things I’ve learned about how to happily live with uncertainty

Paul writing today's blog post while house sitting in Encinitas, California

Paul writing today’s blog post while house sitting in Encinitas, California

‘Tis the day before Christmas, and here I am writing this blog post in a situation totally unexpected. If you told me a week ago that I’d be staying in a classic California adobe home, complete with courtyard, gardens, fruit trees, vegetable gardens, kitten, and my grand kids riding a swing, I would have said you’re crazy.

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Priority Planner Part 2

Unexpected storm clouds in sunny Southern California

Unexpected storm clouds in sunny Southern California

In my last post, I shared with you a tool I use to keep on track with my top priorities and avoid distractions that waste time, and produce negative results. In a perfect world, tools like this get perfect results. All our dreams are fulfilled, and every day is a source of joy and wonder.

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Priority Planner

YMCA in Encinitas, California

YMCA in Encinitas, California

Today I worked out at the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA, nestled in the little town of Encinitas, California. Magdalena’s family was one of the big land owners in a town where flowers of all kinds were grown for markets around the world. Part of their legacy was one of the nicest YMCA’s in the country. How could I not use this facility while visiting my daughter Laura in Encinitas? It’s one of the best places I’ve ever known for honoring my top priority – health.

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