Category: Purpose

The lyrics in Peggy Lee’s pop song “Is That All There Is” seemed as inscrutable to me as she was. But it was 1969 and I was 11. What did I know of the world, observing this honeyed-voice guest on…

A fascinating new study of loneliness found that adults are at risk across the entire lifespan, but especially during their late-20s, mid-50s and late-80s. Equally interesting: the researchers say that wisdom can help protect against loneliness. That finding could be particularly…

As a child, I adored Valentine’s Day. I loved the chocolate hearts my mom slipped under my pillow, the handmade card from my grandmother and the pink-frosted cupcakes we shared at school. But by the time I hit high school,…

(This column is adapted from the first chapter of Purpose and a Paycheck: Finding Meaning, Money, and Happiness in the Second Half of Life by Chris Farrell.  The book will be published by HarperCollins Leadership on February 5, 2019.) The…

There’s an expression in the United Kingdom that can be especially apt for Americans in their 50s and 60s: “Take a second bite of the cherry.” Basically, it means to take a second chance at something. Tim Drake, a 74-year-old…

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