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Exploring and discussing a variety of relationship topics and issues for people in all kinds of relationships; including partnerships, family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, roommates and more.

Nov 5, 2019

Gregg Levoy is a vibrant and passionate teacher, presenter, and author of the books Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passionand Callings: Finding and Following An Authentic Life. He is a contributing author and blogger for Psychology Today and has written countless articles for publications like The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, and Christian Science Monitor. Gregg has appeared on multiple media channels like ABC-TV and CNN and frequently hosts seminars and workshops in the business, educational, governmental, faith-based and human-potential industries.


Today, Gregg and I discuss the difference between getting old and becoming elders and how we can intentionally and consciously become wise elders. We discuss the significant roles that mentoring and being a good role model can play in today’s society and why there is a big need for good modeling and mentoring in the lives of the younger generation. We also discuss the significance of defining the kind of elder you want to be, regardless of your age.



“The beauty of mortality and what can turn people from ‘regular older people’ into ‘elders’ is the wisdom in mortality.” - Gregg Levoy


This week on Relationships! Let’s Talk About It:


  • Characteristics of an elder.
  • Why eldering is a generational issue.
  • How the Huffington Post’s video, What is old? changed the perspective of the younger generation about being an elder.
  • Why elders have better, more intimate sexual relationships than younger people.
  • How Gregg’s vision quest changed him as he admitted, declared, and screamed out about being an elder.
  • The effect of society’s lack of template for conscious eldering.
  • How Gregg naturally entered an elder role as he opened up to a woman who was afraid of failure.
  • Why eldering is not a matter of age.
  • How the realization of getting older allows us to step up, be more alive, and show compassion and understanding to others.
  • Where the superpower of eldering comes from.
  • How the reminder of having a “Used By” date impacted Gregg.
  • Why he looks highly at people who are not afraid of death.
  • How the story of Toni Morrison impacted Gregg and the way he presents his views on mortality.
  • What the “clarifier” is in people’s lives.
  • How Gregg helps people reengage with their own passions.
  • How being diagnosed with only six months to live can liberate people.



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