reinvention

A Night in the Life of a Volunteer EMT

Posted on 03/21/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringThe following is a post from Kim Sedmak, Executive Producer of “Life Reimagined TODAY” with Jane Pauley on NBC’s TODAY show. On a rainy, cold, wintry night, Jane Pauley’s email popped up on my Blackberry with the words “be careful.”  Her cautionary message arrived just I was trying to securely strap myself into the back of an ambulance, all on behalf of our upcoming segment for NBC’s TODAY show in our series “Life Reimagined Today.”  We were profiling a guy named Jerry Leener, …

A Nutrition Bar That Gives Back

Posted on 11/12/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringThe following is a post from Kim Sedmak, Executive Producer of AARP’s “Your Life Calling TODAY” with Jane Pauley. Jane Pauley and I along with AARP’s “Your Life Calling TODAY” TV production crew arrived in San Francisco by being unexpectedly welcomed by the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels, the world renowned flying aerobatic team. They were in the “‘City by the Bay” for their annual October air show! The stunts performed are amazing spectacles to behold – the roar of these …

Behind the Scenes: Filming Jan Erickson for Your Life Calling

Posted on 06/14/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkThe following is a guest post by Kim Sedmak, Executive Producer of Your Life Calling TODAY. Here we are — On the Road Again with AARP’s “Your Life Calling” and Jane Pauley, this time Colorado Springs which is home to both the “Garden of the Gods” park and Jan Erickson. Much like Jan, with her eclectic mix of life experiences, Garden of the Gods is a cross roads of plants, animals, and red rocks, making the area a diverse landscape. …

Getting Inspired to Change the World at Hogwarts

Posted on 04/2/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

VolunteeringThe following is a guest post from Kim Sedmak, Executive Producer of AARP’s “Your Life Calling” with Jane Pauley: I had the wonderful opportunity to be present at the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship March 28-30, 2012. Three days of being embraced, inspired and empowered by 900 delegates from 66 countries at the Oxford University’s Said Business School. I was invited as a member of the media with the intention of trying to locate innovative examples of people 50+ …

TODAY Show Celebrates 60th Anniversary With Jane Pauley

Posted on 01/13/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

WorkThe following is a guest post by  Kim Sedmak, Executive Producer of “Your Life Calling TODAY” with Jane Pauley. You can watch the Your Life Calling series here. Jane Pauley and I were together earlier this week in Washington, DC planning for our third season of “Your Life Calling TODAY.” This is AARP’s series on the TODAY show featuring people age 50+ who are reinventing themselves in a myriad of new and different ways. It got me thinking about Jane’s …

Looking at the Sweeter Side of Life in 2011

Posted on 01/6/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Home & FamilyOne resolution that many folks have every year is to stress less. While we all have our own ways of removing stress from our lives, some could take some advice from chocolatier Antoinette Little. (Is it just me or isn’t that such a perfect name for a chocolatier?) In AARP’s December feature of Your Life Calling, we profiled this woman’s transition from lawyer to chocolate-maker, and how much “sweeter” it’s made her life. Check it out and read more about …