Trish Herbert arrived in Minnesota in 1955 to attend Carleton College, and she never left the state. She lives in the Minneapolis area with her husband, raised four children, and now has ten grandchildren. She became a licensed psychologist, receiving her PhD in her mid-fifties with a specialization in gerontology. She continues to be fascinated with people’s stories, the many twists and turns that life brings, and how well we manage to muddle through our respective journeys. As a psychologist she worked with older adults and their families, facilitated caregiver, grief, and support groups, and now, semi-retired, does some volunteering, teaching, and counseling. The excerpt below is from her new book, Journeywell: A Guide to Quality Aging. Visit her website at

Three Ups to Aging Well:
Wake up, Show up, Lighten Up

 We are so acculturated to swallow what our society has put into our minds about aging that we have no idea what percentage of how we behave is based on how we think we are supposed to behave...

Summer 2009 Issue

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