Fall 2019

Women in the sandwich generation wield enormous economic decision making power. They care for their own children and their aging parents. They make major purchasing decisions for their own households and for the generations of their family both younger and older than them. All this responsibility can be stressful and even isolating. In this issue we also look at how social connections support caregivers and improve both physical and mental health for everyone. explore the relationship between risk and resilience. Our culture tells us to fear aging and to play it safe to survive. We now know that it’s risk taking that keeps us mentally and physically strong, builds resilience and connects us with other people. Inventor Bill Booth skydives into some of the most remote places on earth, almost four decades after he created the sport of tandem skydiving. Academy Award winner Regina King shares the source of her resilience. Get inspired by the life-expanding power of saying, ‘Yes!’ and more.