… that the second half of life is full of richness, unexpected choices, and tremendous opportunities for fulfillment and growth. We support that growth with content from experienced writers and sages and those who have embraced the journey.

… in the power of story. Stories are what we use to communicate eternal, universal forms; stories are the narratives we use to discover meaning in our lives and the lives of others. They are the “equipment for living” (Kenneth Burke).

… that by providing alternative, contemplative and thought-provoking stories, our readers can choose to rewrite the narratives of their own lives, retaining what helps them while letting go of the rest.

… in the value of conversation and the role of our content in getting readers to engage in discourse that enriches their experiences with others in their community.

… that our content makes a difference by allowing our readers to embrace the journey of being an elder in our youth-obsessed culture.



Max Wells — Publisher
An entrepreneur with a passion for publishing and digital media, Max is the creative director and publisher of the Wise Publishing Group. Max’s vision is to elevate the discourse around age and aging, by creating and distributing content that shares the stories and wisdom of our experienced sages.
Carol Pearson — Managing Editor, Copy Editor
Carol has been a professional “Words Girl” for more than 20 years, the last 10 of them in online media. She has directed and managed teams of writers, editors, artists and designers for a range of business, nonprofit and Internet-based projects. Carol has a passion for distilling words into their clearest essence.
Mike Inks — Art Director
Mike is a seasoned designer and creative director in the Seattle area, with more than 20 years in the field. His background experience comes from Ogilvy & Mather Advertising, Eddie Bauer Inc., Classmates.com, Microsoft, Big Fish Games, and many more. He is the sole proprietor at MLI Design (www.mlidesign.co).
Cheryl Knight — Proofreader/Web Editor
Cheryl has more than 20 years of editing and writing experience. Her previous magazine roles include senior, managing, and copy editor for niche-market and research publications. Cheryl loves to travel, attend sporting events, watch movies, listen to music, and spend time with family and friends.
Diane Smith — Proofreader
Diane is a former banker, current proofreader, continued healthcare worker, and perpetual community volunteer. A dedicated optimist, book clubber, tapas sampler, and beach walker, she is guided by the belief that being kind is the most noble of goals. It is her hope to spend more time in the national parks.

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