When I was in 5th grade, a friend called me out on my littering as we walked through the field from her house to mine. She taught me that litter was my responsibility. Especially my litter. …


That’s just the way it is. You’ve heard that said. Maybe you’ve even said it. But, is it?

It’s a human trait, I have observed, to learn something once and stick with that knowledge. Sometimes we figure out on our own how things really are. Even when things change, even…


There are lists of emotions that highlight how fear can disguise itself. The list is helpful in discussions in my Transforming Fear course to help people grasp the number of ways they can.

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In developing the course, I processed my own fears along the way. …


The Magic of Community is part of what has made the Camino so memorable — so impactful — for me.

I’ve walked the Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage to the city of Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain. Twice. The Camino has changed my life.

Photo by Kit Cassingham

Life is like a Camino…


Some of the people in a mastermind I’m in asked for a summary of a meeting I recently attended — just a few highlights — for us to chat about the next time we meet. One of the questions asked by several people was around “Why”. Why slow or reverse…


Boarding homes for seniors.“Poor homes” or “poor farms”. In the early 1900s, these are where elderly people went to live when their families weren’t able to care for them. Initially, the county an elderly person lived in shouldered the responsibility of caring for the aging population. …


“They” say always be polite.
“They” say get a college education.
“They” say eat your vegetables.
“They” say make your bed.

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I like being polite (though sometimes not being polite is necessary), appreciate my college education even though I’m not working in that field (and I recognize it’s not for…


“I want to stay relevant” — that’s one of the comments I heard from participants of my survey on how people feel about aging. That, or they “didn’t want to feel irrelevant”.

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That’s a valid feeling: everyone wants to feel relevant, I believe. Here’s what it takes to stay relevant…


As a college sophomore, I wanted to be an exchange student. England seemed like an exciting option. Mom dissuaded me by telling me England didn’t have central heat and I wouldn’t be comfortable. I didn’t understand exactly what that meant, “no central heat”, but I understood Mom was saying I…


People are living longer today than they were in 1900: 30 years longer!

If you were given 30 years, how would you spend them?

Photo by Kit Cassingham on the Camino de Santiago

The extra years we have don’t get tacked onto the end of our lives but instead are plopped into the middle. Or, maybe you have a…

Kit Cassingham

As a L.I.F.E. Design Coach with over 30 years of experience, I guide people to imagine & create their vibrant life for all their years. LiveInFocusedEnergy.com

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