Chapter 16

From Growing Older to Growing Whole

A twenty-three-year-long study in Ohio determined that people who saw growing older as something positive lived a whopping seven and a half years longer than those who didn’t.


Eventually, we all reach a point when we are either unwilling or unable to work. When we think about our retirement from the workforce, most of us hope for the opportunity to exit on our own terms. We want to be healthy when we retire. We want to have saved and invested wisely enough so that we can live happily for all the rest of our days. We want to be able to enjoy it all with someone we love. We want to continue making contributions to our circle of influence. We want to live.

As we think about accomplishing ...

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