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If you browse the parenting bookshelves at a local bookstore or pull up the category at Amazon, you’ll see dozens of trusty manuals filled with black-and-white counsel about breastfeeding, sleep schedules, and toilet training. I find it telling that there are no comforting manuals with certain advice about how to launch your young adult, or […]

by Dena Dyer After a commenter on Rachel Farnsworth’s Stay at Home Chef food blog told the chef she should dye her hair because her grey strands made her look like an “old hag,” Rachel filmed a video response. Rachel says, “Growing older is not something to be ashamed of. It’s not something we should […]

By Kim Post Watson What a great title! What a big fat lie! Here I am, developing tools for processing the midlife journey in faith communities, and feeling pretty excited after writing a blog post for The Perennial Gen, yet when I saw the topic of health for October, I just skipped on by. Health […]

After my mom died in south Florida 10 years ago, I came home anxious to jump into my regularly-scheduled life. I was no stranger to loss and trauma. I thought I was prepared by those experiences as well as the excellent care I received from the hospice team during the final weeks of my mom’s […]

by Aaron New Sleep is elusive for many of us. Illness, anxiety, aches and pains can burden us more as we age, triggering more restless nights than we would like. That we are a sleep-deprived people and subsequently experiencing potentially devastating consequences has been well-documented. The third of our life we should spend sleeping has […]

By Kirk Hazlett I’ve discovered over the roller-coaster event called “life” that the only thing I can really depend on is that something is going to change. Don’t know when. Don’t know what. All I know is it will. When I switched from federal government employment to private sector in my first and second jobs, […]

by Kim Post Watson Sing to the shadows, sing and do not fear But sing them into love little by little. Begin the song exactly where you are. And so I start again here in the middle. – Malcolm Guite, The Singing Bowl  Some people can remember the exact moment they entered what the mystics […]

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By Jeannie Prinsen Images of retirement living appear everywhere: posters in the drugstore, “Golden Years” magazines, cruise ship commercials. They often feature senior couples in crisp white-and-tan clothing strolling on the beach, their matching silver coiffures ruffling in the breeze. One picture I saw shows a man giving a piggyback ride to his female companion – […]

We know websites are never “done”, but we’ve held off on saying we’re officially launching this site as we’ve tweaked this `n that. While we’ve been in the internet engine room trying to make sense of the tech stuff, we’ve had lots of visitors and received some amazing posts we’ve been honored to share. Someone […]

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June was an incredible month here at The Perennial Gen! Thank you to everyone who read, commented on, and shared the posts submitted by our generous guest writers. Friendship turned out to be the perfect topic for our themed submissions as we watched the growing response to this new site and social media community. Here’s […]