Silver Disobedience® Hosted by Dian Griesel
By Silver Disobedience
Silver Disobedience® Hosted by Dian GrieselMay 15, 2023
Friendship Age Gaps: The Benefits of Making Friends with People of All Ages
While it's quite common to have friends who are our own age -- are we missing out by not making friends with people who are both younger and older than we are? In this episode, Dian Griesel and Charlotte Reardon discuss their 30 year age difference along with other very important friendships in their lives -- that also involve big age gaps. The benefits of "friends of all ages" are explored.
Why You MAY Want to Subscribe to the Silver Disobedience® Podcast
It seems to me that throughout our lives, we are either told to “act our age” or we spend time worrying about “becoming our age.” What’s up with our cultural issues regarding aging? Why don’t we just relax, welcome and embrace the benefits of the years we have lived? Good question! I think it is due to the socialization processes that we all go through from the day we're born. We're told what to do, how to do it, when to do it and more -- and we're often left doubting ourselves and worrying about if we're doing life right. This leads to all kinds of worries, anxiety & confidence issues.
The goal for each of my essays—on this podcast, in my books and on my daily blog—has remained constant: By sharing what my readers view as “practical, relatable yet challenging thoughts,” perhaps others can engage with my musings and find them to be comforting as we explore our connectedness and release many of the feelings of “aloneness” that we all grapple with to one degree or another throughout our lives. This dream has been realized beyond my wildest imaginings, thanks to the willingness of the hundreds of thousands who participate in a daily conversation on my website and social media accounts. The comments following each Silver Disobedience blog are as insightful and honest as I hope each of my essays is. This mutual dialog continues to be immensely heartwarming and underscores the joys of unanticipated “aging” consequences. Clearly, there is a collective desire to understand ourselves, our responsibilities and our relationships—including our desire to confront our differences in constructive ways instead of simply holding on to the need to be “right.” The ongoing conversation confirms that the essence of “Who we are” doesn’t change very much as we age—yet, we appear to believe wholeheartedly that each year has helped us to become better in myriad ways.
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I'm Dian Griesel aka @SilverDisobedience
Reframing Trust in Our Lives
Trusting Life? Seriously, that might feel like more of a challenge than ever before. So much feels like it is totally out of our control. The fact is -- yes, there are a lot of things that are out of our control. But -- and the truth usually comes after the word "but" -- there are still also plenty of things within our control. In this podcast I share a variety of things you can do -- starting right now -- to feel greater trust about how your life is unfolding.
Friendships: The Many Kinds and Value of Each
There are many kinds of friendships that we will develop throughout our lives -- from acquaintances, casual, work, close, social and besties. All of our friendships are important and they each have the ability to fulfill our different needs for human connection. Yet, it is very important to understand the differences between our varying friendships because much like most relationships, they are rarely one-size-fits all. IF we believe otherwise, we may be putting too much pressure on the relationship which might cause us to lose it or feel otherwise disappointed. Tune in for a new perspective on the value of all types of friends.
The Condition of Possibility
Where to Find New Friends
Finding new friends that you can connect with can feel daunting. But it is doable! And it is very worth doing! While maybe you're a bit out of practice, if you think your life would benefit from developing additional friendships, tune in for five minutes. I'm Dian Griesel, Ph.D. and along with Charlotte Reardon we will share several ways you can start today to expand your besties circle right away!
Have We Forgotten How to Socialize? Tips to Start Getting Back to Socializing
There was a time that few questioned going to work or going out for dinners, dancing and fun. Then things changed. Suddenly, these simple basic choices were beyond our control. Such a startling loss of these everyday freedoms has left a residual impact for many and made some of us question or doubt our abilities to gather with friends, start new relationships, get back into office culture and to simply say "Hello" or "Let's get together." In this podcast, we begin an exploration on how to become more social and make new connections. We'll be diving even deeper in future episodes...but here's where to begin the discussion!
Crashing Through Fear
I can literally speak about crashing and fear. I've lived through 3 plane crashes. Here in less than 5 minutes I'll explain why you don't need to crash to reap the benefits of fear. Check it out!
While we all might life to be "normal," there really is no normal. In the next 265 seconds...Less than 4 minutes, I'll explain why this is a good thing!
Taking an Energy Inventory
Could you use some more energy? I bet! We all could. In the next 242 seconds I'm going to share exactly how to get more energy now! It's a reading from my book, The Silver Disobedience Playbook: 365 Inspirations for Living and Loving Agelessly. Check it out while you're running around...or relaxing! You'll have a new perspective and will feel better!
Don't you sometimes wish you could have that glam life you see on social media everyday? Wait. What? It's not real? Everyday Life is real? What IS everyday life anyway? In the next 262 seconds...less than 5 minutes...I'll share a new perspective in this reading from my book, The Silver Disobedience Playbook: 365 Inspirations for Living and Loving Agelessly. Check it out!
A Reading of Desiderata by Max Ehrmann
Desiderata by Max Ehrmann is a timeless piece of inspiring literature. In five minutes, this essay reminds us all of the good that exists in the world despite all the signs of suffering.
Not According to Plans
On October 10th, 1981 I had a plane crash -- my first of 3! In 8 minutes I'll share what I learned. You might be surprised to find out how my crash can help your perspective on life when things don't go according to plan...and that might be a good thing!
None of us always want to accept things as they are. But practicing positive acceptance can be learned. In 198 seconds this excerpt from my book The Silver Disobedience Playbook: 365 Inspirations for Living and Loving Agelessly explains why we struggle with acceptance and what we can do about it.
The Worst Has Already Happened
While things in your life might seem to be going not-so-well? The worst has already happened! You might think that's a bold statement to make. But I promise, in the next 199 seconds? I'm going to prove it to you! What do you have to lose? Nothing except some self-doubt! Check it out!
Beauty is a Verb
In less than 30 seconds, capture the true essence of what beauty is and how you can become instantly beautiful.
Your Personal Power Meditation
In this Silver Disobedience Personal Power meditation you will be gently guided and learn how to use your own personal power to release any negative energy while you increase access to your own powerful energy, resulting in greater understanding, healing and love. After you listen you can drift off to sleep or wake up energized. You are welcomed to return to listen to this free guided meditation as often as you desire.