Welcome to the first official issue of Espirational Happenings! Each month we post news about what’s going on in the Espirational Family. We also include links to articles or websites we feel are the best in covering our monthly theme or Espirational living in general. This is new and is our monthly “newsletter,” only we do not send it out to you. It will appear here each month. If you want to receive it in your e-mail box, please follow espirational.net (see lower right-hand corner of any of our pages for our follow button).
So What’s Happening?
Espirational.com — We are celebrating Older Americans Month at Espirational.com . Our daily quotes this month are by people over the age of 60 with an emphasis on centenarians. Yes, those who have celebrated one hundred or more birthdays! Of course there will also be videos. Please join us as we take a different look at aging.
“Old age is not a disease – it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses. “
— Maggie Kuhn –American activist known for founding the Gray Panthers movement after forced retirement.
–What’s your thoughts when someone tells you you’re getting older? A teenager might think, “Thank goodness. It’s about time. Now I’ll soon be able to take my driving test.”For me, a person soon to be 70, many think that the time of my adventures and fun in life should be considered to be over. Not me. I’m just in “middle age” I tell people. What? Ridiculous! But wait a moment. Is it really so ridiculous? Read my blog post in Espirational Faith this month before you decide so quickly.
The Espirational Digest
Each month we will feature links to articles or websites we feel are the best in covering our monthly theme or Espirational living in general. We welcome suggestions for these. Have you seen any particularly inspiring items in the virtual world of the Web you’d like us to consider as the “Best on the Web?” Use our “Contact Us” button in the About Us folder of this site to tell us about your finds.
Here’s our “Best on the Web” for May, 2018:
- “The Big Lie” — Huffington Post article by Babette Hughes, 92 year old author
“I am often asked what my secret is — at the age of 92 I am writing my fourth novel and fifth book (up at 5 am). Post Hill Press will soon publish a series of three novels I wrote in my 80s…” more…
- “Healthy Aging Through the Arts” from Artistic Native — An online magazine showcasing creative individuals and the incredible things they create.
“Some people engage in creative activities as a hobby, and many do it to earn a living but forgets about the health benefits art-related activities has for anyone who” more….
- “What Lights YOU up?” from the RoadSIGNS Coac
“My coach Patty frequently reminded me that in life there are many choices and we get to choose what it is we want. She suggested that we chose in favor of ‘what lights us up’ “more…
- ” Food & Fitness After 50: It’s True! Good Things Come in Small Packages” from Chrisrosenbloom.com
Founded by Richard Rohr OFM, “the Center for Action and Contemplation seeks to empower individuals to live out their sacred soul tasks in service to the world through contemplative programs and resources.
The Espirational Calendar:
Espirational is an online ministry/community (E-spirational, get it?) so events listed here will be happening online. You may submit your free online events one month in advance (submission does not guarantee your event will be included). If you wish to advertise a paid event, please contact us for advertising rates).
- May 5 Hay House World Summit https://www.hayhouseworldsummit.com/
This free online event includes 100 interviews and 15 movies. We look forward to this summit every year.
The Espirational Question for May:
At what age to you think you will be “grown up” and why? Please ponder this question and feel free to respond in the comments below. Let’s make this the fun question that it truly is.
Coming up in June:
We are celebrating the grand opening of The Espirational Gallery and All Things Espirational. The emphasis for the month will be Creativity and there will be giveaways and prizes throughout the month at Espirational.com.
By the way, if you see something inspirational on the Web, or even elsewhere, send us a note and a link about it through our Contact page. We’re always looking for All Things Espirational. —The Robbins.