Blog Review: The Intentional Aging Collective

The blog reviewed here is ‘The Intentional Aging Collective‘ blog by Jenny Sasser and David Rozell. The blog is produced using blogspot. There is a simple white background with articles located in the central pane. The articles are dated, titled and comment enabled. At the time of writing, the blog has a creative commons license detailed at the bottom of the page. The first post outlines the aims of the authors who have a depth psychology background. Throughout I was reminded of Carl Jung who worked on the process of individuation throughout his life. The authors explore the many aspects of aging particularly from an experiential perspective by adding insights from their own experiences. Along the way they give us many profound insights into aging. For instance there’s a neat quote in this post which challenges certain assumptions:-

Aging is a lived experience, a life-long journey that we are all embarked upon, though we are at different stages in the process depending on our chronological age and life-course stage

In ‘No Map‘ David Rozell writes about there being no ‘guide’ to positive aging

There has never been a collective age group of world citizens who will venture in to the uncharted waters of an extended second half of life. Indeed this is a revolution and there are tens of millions of people who are going through this process

A particular strength of this blog is showing the reader how to reflect on their own experiences in order to learn about themselves during the journey.

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