Last Week’s Links

Last Week's Links

Jane Fonda, 84, diagnosed with cancer, undergoing chemo treatments

Jane Fonda has announced that she is undergoing chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: “This is a very treatable cancer. 80% of people survive, so I feel very lucky.”

16 Great Books About Mental Health for Empathy, Insight and So Much More

“Many of us have a tendency to neglect our own mental health or downplay the struggles we may be experiencing, but it’s important to care for your mental well-being in the same way you would attend to your physical health.” Here are some reading suggestions.

I’m 72, and This Is How I Want to Spend My Remaining Years

for me, longevity is not a goal to which I aspire. I don’t want to live long as much as I want to live well. So, here’s my bucket list of sorts, the things I think will help me live well in my remaining years . . .

See if you agree with Ann Brenoff’s approach for living the rest of her life.

These identical twins married identical twins. Now they have sons.

Just in case you need your mind boggled . . .

Sunset Valley, Montana 1926

“An excerpt of Eileen Joyce Donovan’s forthcoming second novel, published at 73, ‘A Lady Newspaperman’s Dilemma.’ With an introduction from the author.”

“People ask me about my path to publishing later in life,” writes Eileen Joyce Donovan. 

 What We Gain From a Good-Enough Life

“A new book challenges us to abandon greatness in favor of more attainable goals.”

Lily Meyer discusses the recently published book The Good-Enough Life by Avram Alpers:

Alpert does not ask his readers to abandon their goals completely, but he does ask us to acknowledge the unlikelihood of becoming the next Kim Kardashian or creating a workers’ paradise. He also argues that clinging too tightly to such dreams, at the expense of smaller or partial ones, sets us up for both practical and moral failure . . .

© 2022 by Mary Daniels Brown

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