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Inner Work and the Third Third of Life

The third third of life is a perfect time for inner work. Or, to put it even more pointedly, inner work is essential for third third flourishing.

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Own Your Narrative

Who do you say you are? What is the story you tell yourself about your life? What is the narrative that guides you and defines you?

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Clarifying Your Purpose in the Third Third of Life, Part 10

In the last few years, I’ve talked with dozens of people in the third third of life, asking them how they’re doing, what challenges they face, and what gives them meaning and joy.

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Third Third in the News – January 2024

Here are some of the third-third news stories from last month that captured my attention.

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Clarifying Your Purpose in the Third Third of Life, Part 9

In the series, Clarifying Your Purpose in the Third Third of Life, I’ve offered ten suggestions for how you might discover and embrace your third third purpose.

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Something to Look Forward To

My neighbor held the elevator for me and we greeted each other with the customary, “How are you?” I live in a residence for people living in the third third of their lives.

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Clarifying Your Purpose in the Third Third of Life, Part 8

This is the eighth article in a series I’ve called, Clarifying Your Purpose in the Third Third of Life.

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Thanksgiving Can Strengthen Your Brain

That’s right, thanksgiving can strengthen your brain. No, I’m not referring to the U.S. holiday on the fourth Thursday of November, though research shows getting together with loved ones can be good for your brain, especially if your Thanksgiving celebration is intergenerational.

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Finding God’s Kingdom as We Age

Those of us in the third third of life know that growing older is a moving target. It happens every day. Some days growing older feels like a good idea.

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Clarifying Your Purpose in the Third Third of Life, Part 7

Are you eager to clarify your purpose for the third third of life? If so, let others join you in this process.

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Restorative Rest: A Spiritual Practice

Jesus said, “Come off by yourselves; let’s take a break and get a little rest.” For there was constant coming and going. They didn’t even have time to eat. Mark 6:31

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How Will I Be Remembered After I’m Gone? Part 3

I recently received a request from a dear friend to officiate at his memorial service. I was honored to be asked and will gladly do the service, assuming that my very active 82-year-old friend doesn’t outlive me.

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How Will I Be Remembered After I’m Gone? Part 2

Have you ever driven home from a memorial service wondering what might be said someday in your own service? This happened to me recently after a memorial service for a friend.

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Pickleball, Play, and Third Third Flourishing

“Now that you are retired, it’s time to play pickleball all day, every day.” That’s the message from the front of a retirement card.

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Clarifying Your Purpose in the Third Third of Life, Part 6

Clarity of purpose is essential for third third flourishing. That’s what the research says. And that’s what I keep hearing from people, again and again.

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