Psychology Today

Embracing our imperfect life. Listening to Leonard Cohen and learning to relish defeat. In my car on a sunny Vermont winter morning, I am listening to Leonard Cohen sing his view of reality: He says you can’t be a hero in your own life and, more important, you can’t be happy until you know how thoroughly broken life itself is... By Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D.

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Everyone fails sometimes, but one of the main differences between high achievers and everyone else is the ability to shrug off failure and get back on track very quickly. Planning is key in this endeavor.

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What if we all refused to treat age like a shameful secret or a “confession”? The world would change tomorrow.

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Although our focus always goes to the victim of dementia, in our peripheral vision we forget to notice the detrimental effect dementia has on the caregiver.

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Don't wait. Commit to radical self-care.

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