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One is All, All is One

March 22, 2019 | Nader Shabahangi

I was just reading a NY Times review of Apollo 11, a new movie about the moon landing. What struck me was the way the reviewer took the human virtue of ‘humility’ as a core feature he felt the movie especially highlighted. He states: “At the zenith of [Armstrong’s] fame, the hero proves his worth by honoring those to whom the glory is truly owed.” Indeed, coming to terms with how we tackle our so-called ‘ego’, quest for acknowledgement, for standing out, feeling central, is a task many a wisdom and spiritual tradition…

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‘Why Eldership’: Our Earth, Our Elders

December 15, 2018 | Nader Shabahangi

Our earth – our world and home – needs elders. It needs to know who elders are and what they do. It needs the wisdom they afford us, the teaching they can give us. Elders are not only those who are old in years. Rather, an elder is a role that lives in all of […]

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Restoring Eldership: Integrating our older population within our society

October 15, 2018 | Eldership Academy Team

The thesis here is a simple one and not original: some of today’s challenges, environmental degradation, national conflicts, dehumanization of the workplace, youth violence, the absence of spirit – to name but a few of today’s more pressing issues – could be helped through the restoration of eldership within our Western societies. Eldership here means: […]

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Upcoming Eldership Dinner with Dr Nader Shabahangi

January 19, 2018 | Nader Shabahangi

The Eldership Dinner Co-Hosted by EBALDC & SPUR Co-Presented by The Center for Elders’ Independence Date: January 24, 2018 Time: 6pm – 8pm Location: SPUR Oakland, 1544 Broadway, Oakland CA 94612 Cost: FREE, RSVP Requested. [Updated Jan 25, 2018: This event has passed] You’re invited to a fun & friendly discussion about aging! We all do it (age), but how do […]

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Recommended Read: Aging Famously by Elizabeth Mead Howard

October 9, 2017 | Nader Shabahangi

Eldership Academy Press would like to congratulate Elizabeth Howard on the publication of her new book, Aging Famously: Follow Those You Admire to Living Long and Well. In Aging Famously, Howard shares intimate interviews with her inspiring role models. She offers readers helpful tactics and lasting legacies of creative people in their 70s, 80s and […]

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