March 26, 2017

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” 
~ Pablo Picasso

I’ve always believed that my true mission in life ran considerably deeper than simply being a “buddy” or a “friend” to others. Dramatically deeper. In truth, I...

March 20, 2017

We all know having a mentor is a benefit.  But, most of us don't know there are clear benefits to being a mentor.  Whether at work, grandparenting, in education, and in life, mentors change lives: theirs and others.  Here are the top 5 benefits of mentoring:

1. Old...

March 13, 2017

It was a privilege and pleasure to speak about Passion for Life and Mentorship at the 92nd Street Y on March 6, 2017. 

March 6, 2017

"Mentoring is a lean out position.  It's about listening and offering suggestions but its not about telling people what to do. "  Belle Frank

March 6, 2017

Did you know "Grandparenting" is a form of mentorship?  Even more interesting...Did you know that you don't have to be a grandparent in order to "grandparent"?  Susan Silver is doing just that.  She is mentoring her "munchkin", who is not her biological granddaughter,...

January 9, 2017

It's National Mentoring Month!  Do you remember your first mentor?  

Stop and think...who was the first person to guide and teach you, who made an impact on your life?  We'd love you to share your mentor memory.  In the meantime, here's mine.

My first mentor wa...

  • Did you know that Stanford research shows that as we age we become happier?  

  • Did you know that those who give back in midlife and beyond are physically and emotionally healthier?

  • Did you know that mentoring others makes us feel more connected, valued, an...

November 21, 2016

Kathy Lee is a Commissioner of the Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation.  She talks about giving from the perspective of Buddhism.  When we give to others, the joy we get isn't temporary, like when we buy something.  The happiness when we help someone else is Darma joy,...

November 16, 2016

Have you ever wondered who guides new Judges?  Well, Iowa's District Court 5 has, and they recently started a Formal Mentorship program for new Judges. Both mentees and mentors benefit.  The new Judges can ask advice about cases and support from someone with experience...

November 16, 2016

Did you know grandparenting is a form of mentorship?  Nana Brendolyn is an example of the ultimate mentor through grandparenting.  She raised her two grandchildren from the time they were two years old through high school.  They learned more than just how to spell thei...

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Deborah Heiser, PhD

Deborah Heiser, PhD holds a degree in Applied Developmental Psychology with a specialty in redefining what being older looks and feels like.  She has a 20 year track record of award winning research, presentations and consulting.