How do I stay connected in my Third Age?

One of the most powerful drives that all human beings share is to connect, to love and be loved. It’s not surprising that Intimacy, Hudson’s third adult passion, is a critical part of finding and maintaining meaning in our third age.We know that positive relationships ensure a healthy life and a healthy world, so intimacy must never be neglected.How much time and energy do you devote to your relationships?

It will be helpful to reflect on each of the following relationship spheres, to consider: Who are the important people? How much time is invested in each? How could this sphere be enhanced?

Self – Personal space (time and quiet), spirituality, physical/mental health, and personal growth.

Couple – Talking together, intimate contact, shared activities (both inside and outside the home) couple friendships, learning and growing together.

Family – Time together and listening, parenting, connecting with parents and siblings, family activities.

Friends – Same gender/different gender, activities together, ways to provide support.

Work – Leadership, management, networking with colleagues, mentoring, social activities for business, professional growth.

Social – Connecting according to shared interests, hobbies or causes (spiritual, political, environmental, educational), volunteering, contribution to community.

You owe it to your good health to maintain and nurture your relationships. Nothing is more effective than a good and meaningful chat. How are you sharing yourself?

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