LIVE in THE SPOTLIGHT
- How to practice: exploring strategies and tactics in an aging body through book reviews, interviews, personal anecdotes, with the goal of staying happy, healthy and focused.
- Attitude: what it is a good attitude, how does helps us to learn and persevere, which daily tactics help us to acquire or keep a good one, what to do if yours needs a tune up?
- Metacognition: what it is, what it can teach us about learning, resources for study, conferences, and in practice.
- Intrinsic motivation: what it is, how it helps us to learn and persevere as we age, how to help those we mentor with theirs.
The 90+ group
The 80+ group
What do they have in common?
Have they had a life of clean living?
Nope, many of them have lead hard lives: booze, drugs, jail, IRS problems and more
Do you have good genes?
If your parents lived to 100 they've given you a genetic advantage.
As we all know lifespans have increased greatly over the last century due to advances in health care, clean water, better and more nutritious food. Not to mention a great reduction in childhood diseases. But, as the following science article makes clear longer lifespans due to medical advances don't correlate with aging well.
So, the obvious conclusions to aging well as a musician I drew from this article and my own experiences?
David Story: Professional pianist, drummer, composer, and educator. Well into his 4th enthusiastic musical decade, David works with adults pursuing musical dreams in the autumn of life, while he maintains an active presence in the Toronto arts scene.