Read the News Today?
Malka and Nadya wrote their book by talking about the things that matter to them as women in the second half of life. Here, the conversation continues.
Our Role in Tomorrow
MD: Nadya, I read the news today, oh boy. When I see what is happening here and around the world, I’m frightened, not only for me but for the world. I wonder what my children and grandchildren feel with the news today. NG: My children have been quite forthcoming with their concerns and judgments of … More Our Role in Tomorrow
“You’re Only As Old As You Feel”
NG: When I turned 60, my friends all wanted to reassure me that 60 is the new 40. My reaction at the time was, “I’ve been 40, now I want to know what 60 feels like.” This NY Times article from October 17th – whose title we’ve quoted here – suggests that age is subjective. … More “You’re Only As Old As You Feel”
We’ve Never Been This Old Before
Even though our book is written, our conversation continues. The latest dialogue: MD: Isn’t it great that we’re hearing from so many of our readers? It’s comforting to know that I’m not the only one finding the path of growing older a little bumpy. I find myself with less enthusiasm for work that I once … More We’ve Never Been This Old Before
Elders to the World
MD: Nadya, last night I watched “American Factory”, a documentary hosted by the Obamas. It tells of a General Motors factory that went out of business and was bought by a Chinese company. The American workers lost jobs and those that remained worked twice as hard for half the money. All I could do was … More Elders to the World
We will never forget you, Toni Morrison
MD: How exciting, Nadya! Our book is out, it’s beautiful, and I’ve carried my one copy everywhere to show people. Guess what? I’ve lost the lone copy of the book about the time of life when we grow forgetful. What does this mean?
NG: So what are you saying? This is your book… not your mind! … More We will never forget you, Toni Morrison
The conversation continues – “what is wisdom?”
MD: We hear a lot about wisdom today from clergy to celebrities. What exactly are we talking about? Does it have different meaning for our time or is it an ageless idea? … More The conversation continues – “what is wisdom?”
When do you start ‘Sage-ing’?
NG: When does one know that it’s time to get ourselves a heart of wisdom? To enter into this work? Is there a “right time” in life? MD: When my mother died, I discovered that you can’t be an elder until you lose a parent. The wind was at my face. Now I was called to be my … More When do you start ‘Sage-ing’?
Why we wrote this book
Embracing Wisdom: Soaring in the Second Half of Life emerged from a conversation between us personally and professionally. Because we lived in different places, we met on Skype to write together. Each meeting began with a conversation that led us into our writing every word collaboratively. We invite you to listen in. This is very much … More Why we wrote this book