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Glimpses

On this page, Love of Aging is curating a collection of mini-profiles of some of the most interesting and inspiring role models we can find–people whose vibrancy and enthusiasm for life is only increasing as they age. We created a set of questions (a la Marcel Proust) designed to provide you with a glimpse into their hearts, minds, and lives.

Enjoy! And be on the lookout as we add new Glimpses to our collection.

Gail was born and raised in Canada and is deeply committed to her own growth and development. She had a successful legal career, and has also worked both as a radio host and in Corporate Relations for the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee during the 1984 Olympic Games. A snow skier and synchronized swimmer, she is passionate about health and well being and always up for an adventure. She has swum with dolphins and completed the Tony Robbins Firewalk three times. A mother and grandmother, Gail was once honored with the Young Mother of the Year award for California. A lover of beauty and the arts, she is also an accomplished Pysanka egg designer and home chef.

Gail Elen fun shot1. What is your idea of a moment of perfect bliss? Helicopter skiing in Banff and Jasper.

2. What was one of your biggest “aha” moments? In 1976, when I did the EST Training, I discovered that I had been adding a tremendous amount of significance to certain events in my past. Letting go of all that drama really freed me up.

3. What hopes and dreams did you have twenty years ago? That my children would both have successful, happy lives that they loved.

4. What do you love about aging? The Wisdom that comes with aging.

5. What talent would you like to have? The knowledge of “investing in the stock market”

6. What are you most proud of yourself for? That I am winning the Second Half.

7. What would you like to be remembered for? Making a difference.

8. What do you most treasure? The divine knowledge that has been revealed to me.

9. If you could invite 3 people - living or dead - to dinner, who would you invite? Walt Disney, Beethoven, and my Grandfather John.

10. If you could have one great adventure, what would it be? Be cast in a Hallmark Christmas movie with no prior acting experience.

11. What’s your favorite word? Winter.

12. What’s your favorite sound? A thunder storm.

13. Who’s your favorite musician/band? Pentatonic.

14. Among the places you have traveled to, what was your favorite? Japan.

15. What’s a place you would love to travel to and have never been? Prague.

16. What is your favorite guilty pleasure? Chocolate dipped ice cream cone.

17. Why did you choose to be a Love of Aging Community Circle Host? To engage with others where the art, science, and attitude meet to create a new narrative for aging.

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