On Aging (and Dying) Well


What are we hoping our spirituality will offer us as we age? The famed Harvard Grant Study looks at men and women over 75+ years to answer the question of what aging well--and dying well--looks like.

What will lead to happiness, health and mental capacity in our eighties if we get that far. Among their intriguing findings: religiosity is surprisingly correlated with depression, but another version of devout spirituality ages very well. Join Dave Schmelzer as he walks you through their insights with his usual lively stories and with insight from a pop culture phenomenon.

Mentioned on this podcast:

Aging Well, by George Vaillant

The Harvard Grant Study

Tuesdays with Morrie movie

The Untethered Soul, by Michael A. Singer