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Find Out How Anne Lamott and Others Are Aging with Power and Purpose

Find Out How Anne Lamott and Others Are Aging with Power and Purpose

By Meghan Rabbitt
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At The Sunday Paper, we’re on a mission to change the way society thinks about—and talks about—aging. That’s one of the reasons why Maria interviewed more than two dozen thought-leaders and visionaries about aging well for our latest aging summit, Radically Reframing Aging: Today’s Groundbreakers on Age, Health, Purpose & Joy (think of it like a free master class in aging well!)

The Radically Reframing Aging summit is wrapping up today, and over 60,000 people worldwide have joined us for this extraordinary series on redefining aging for a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life! If you were unable to attend the summit, or maybe you missed a session, it’s not too late to still get access to all of the event recordings HERE (available until November 11).

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Here's a snippet of what Anne Lamott had to say about how she’s evolving into the best version of herself yet.

“Remember, your inside person doesn’t actually age.”

—Anne Lamott

“My advice for younger people terrified of aging is this: What is true is that the inside part of you really doesn’t age. I had a friend who at age 85 or 86 said, ‘I feel like a young man with something slightly wrong with me.’ That’s how I feel. The inside part of you doesn’t age.

It’s like when your kids are growing and you’re heartbroken that they won’t be a newborn forever. And then you’re heartbroken they won’t be a 1-year-old or forever, and then a 3-year-old, and then a kindergartener. And the fact is that your kid or your nieces and your nephews are every age they ever were. It’s not linear. The way that our inside person stays along for the ride is outside of the space-time continuum. It’s soul and spirit time.

Whatever age you admit to or lie about or dread—it’s just bullshit. Your inside person doesn’t age.”

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Question from the editor: What are some of the aging tropes and misconceptions you're trying to reframe in your life? Let us know in the comments section below!

Meghan Rabbitt

Meghan Rabbitt is an editor at The Sunday Paper, and a writer and editorial strategist whose work is published in national magazines and websites. You can learn and read more at the link above.

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