Empower Your Life With Purpose

2021-12-15T09:55:59-08:00March 22nd, 2018|Blog|

At 94, John Goodenough has invented a glass-based battery that may over-perform the powering of our smartphones, laptops and all other rechargeable electronic devices. Mother Teresa, then 69, received the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize for her humanitarian work among the needy. Diana Nyad swam from Cuba to Florida at age 64. The list of achievers over 50 and their accomplishments in the world is [...]

How Do You Transfer Years of Patient Care into Self-Care Now and After You Retire?

2021-12-15T09:59:19-08:00March 22nd, 2018|Blog|

Are you planning to retire in the next few years? Do you have fantasies about all the things you’ll do and don’t have to do once you no longer work? Does the future look like nirvana? As a nurse, you’ve devoted yourself to helping patients heal and renew their lives. Retirement is a time to revive yours. And, you don’t have to wait. You can [...]

Volunteerism flourishes after Northern California wildfires

2021-12-15T10:05:21-08:00March 13th, 2018|Blog|

GLORIA DUNN-VIOLIN February 25, 2018 “I want to help.” “I want to volunteer.” These offers came though hundreds of phone calls that flooded the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County starting at 6 a.m. the morning of the North Bay firestorm on Oct. 8, 2017. Although the fires burned down homes and businesses in the North Bay, they did not mute the heart of the community. [...]

Turning North Bay fire tragedies into stories of hope

2021-12-15T10:08:01-08:00February 9th, 2018|Blog|

North Bay Business Journal BY GLORIA DUNN VIOLIN The recent firestorm in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Lake counties has pushed our delicate human systems to the brink. It has taken every ounce of feeling safe and secure away. It has stolen our homes, our businesses, and some dear to us. It has turned our world upside down expecting us to cope and move forward. This [...]

Ageism, the elephant in the room that hurts everyone

2021-12-15T10:12:21-08:00January 22nd, 2018|Blog|

There’s an elephant in the room that affects everyone at some time in their lives. It is the least talked about form of bias, yet crosses all cultures, religions, races and other aspects of diversity. It affects our parents, siblings, relatives, and everyone that we purport to like and love. The elephant is ageism. Yes, one more ism to add to the myriad of ways [...]

Speaking at the Commonwealth Club

2021-12-15T10:29:52-08:00June 30th, 2017|Blog|

Gloria Dunn-Violin, Author, Workshop Leader, Motivational Speaker Learn how to transform retirement into "revivement" and revitalize your later years. We will cover: how leading-edge scientific research can inform you in making your brain smarter and younger, how to influence your genes, and how to increase your longevity. Also learn how to plan the rest of your life—and about the beauty of age as well [...]

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