28 Jun Being Well Podcast: What to Do When Things End
In this episode of the Being Well Podcast, Rick and Forrest explore what to do when things end, including how we can relate to the past, integrate learning, turn toward the future, and age well through life.
Life includes many major culminating moments: we finish the big work project, receive the award, watch the kids leave home, go on the vacation, win the title, or enter retirement. These experiences can come with enormous fulfillment…for a while. And then, we might ask ourselves: Now what? Today Rick and Forrest explore what to do when things end, including how we can relate to the past, integrate learning, turn toward the future, and age well through life.
1:15: Context for the episode
4:20: Our culture’s constant focus on “what’s next?”
9:30: Cognitive bias, and the brain’s “anticipation machine”
13:45: Developmental stages of life
17:40: Stages of integration and disintegration
25:30: Respecting the learning of age
28:30: The opportunities of old age
31:45: Rick’s reflections on aging
35:15: Bowing to past selves
41:40: Giving our full effort
44:00: Being a mentor, and having things to care for
47:45: Recap on what to do when things end
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