Articles

Below is a list of articles and videos about the topic of aging and well-being.

O: The Oprah Magazine

O: The Oprah Magazine quotes Mindy in its prize-winning caregiver issue.

Women’s Voices for Change

An interview with Jimmie at Women’s Voices for Change.

Leonard Cohen and smoking in old age

By Jimmie Holland, Oxford University Press Blog

Leonard Cohen’s decision to take up cigarettes again at 80 reveals a well-kept secret about older age: you can finally live it up and stop worrying about the consequences shortening your life by much.

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Why Elders Smile

By David Brooks, New York Times

A few months ago, Ezekiel Emanuel had an essay in The Atlantic saying that, all things considered, he’d prefer to die around age 75. He argued that he’d rather clock out with all his powers intact than endure a sad, feeble decline. The problem is that if Zeke dies at 75, he’ll likely be missing his happiest years.

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Best Books on Making the Most of Later Life

By Diane Cole, Wall Street Journal

It’s never too late to start—or start up again. For proof, look no further than our picks for the year’s best books about making the most of later life. Whether you’re already engaged in an array of interests and activities or tinkering with possibilities, you’ll find stories and strategies to help you get going—and keep going—as you savor the road ahead.

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Why I Think Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel Is Wrong About Aging

By Jimmie Holland, The ASCO Post

At the age of 86, I have been treating older patients with cancer for over 35 years at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, helping them cope with the challenges of having a serious disease, and have witnessed firsthand the important contributions they continue to make to their families, loved ones, and society.

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The Atlantic is Wrong About Aging: Why Our Anti-Elderly Bias Needs to Change

By Jimmie Holland and Mindy Greenstein, Salon.com

In an Atlantic cover story, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel says life after 75 isn’t worth living. Here’s why he’s very wrong.

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The Evening of Life: A Question for Adult Children of Aging Parents

By Mindy Greenstein, PsychologyToday.com

Older age and the quantity versus quality question.

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Life’s Long, Lovely Afternoon: The Psychology of Middle Age

By Mindy Greenstein, PsychologyToday.com

Growing strong in middle age.

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50 Years Already?

By Mindy Greenstein, PsychologyToday.com

Thoughts on the arrival of big round birthday number.

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New Ideas About Aging Are Really Old

By Jimmie Holland and Mindy Greenstein, PsychologyToday.com

2,000-year-old wisdom still rings true.

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The Art of Transcendence Over the Years

By Mindy Greenstein, PsychologyToday.com

A five-part blog series about learning to grow beyond ourselves.

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Media

Bloomberg Radio podcast

Jimmie and Mindy speak with Kathleen Hays at Bloomberg Radio about Lighter as We Go. Listen to the podcast here.

Westport Library podcast

Jimmie and Mindy speak at the  Westport Library about the art of living lighter as we go. Listen to the podcast here.

Are You Happier As You Age?

Perri Peltz speaks with Mindy Greenstein and Jimmie Holland, authors of “Lighter as We Go: Virtues, Character Strengths, and Aging.”

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Mindy’s Interview with The Jewish Channel

Mindy talks to Up Close’s Stephen I. Weiss about the positive aspects of aging, from midlife through older age.

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