Commune with Jeff Krasno : 488. A Better Way to Age with Chip Conley


We marvel at the tallest trees in an old-growth forest, but we don't tend to put old and growth in the same sentence when we talk about humans. But you can – and should – be both aging and growing at the same time. This conversation with Chip Conley explores the concept of a modern elder — someone who is as curious as they are wise. 

If you want to learn from Chip Conley on how to age and grow at the same time, check out his Commune program Thriving Through Midlife & Beyond. Go to to start this course for free.

In this episode we cover:
0:04:02 – Definition of a Modern Elder
0:07:02 – Wisdom
0:09:32 – Five Pieces of Wisdom
0:15:32 – Wisdom vs Knowledge
0:18:32 – Aging and Growing
0:20:32 – Turning Fear into Curiosity
0:27:32 – Mentorship
0:30:32 – Curiosity
0:39:02 – Midlife Chrysalis
0:47:32 – Tools to Revitalize Midlife
0:54:02 – Collective Effervescence
0:56:02 – Wellness
0:59:32 – Advice for People Entering Midlife
Commune with Jeff Krasno
Commune is a podcast where we explore the ideas and practices that bring us together and help us live healthy, purpose-filled lives. We believe personal and societal health are two sides of the same coin, and that cultivating personal wellness is the first step toward making the world well. We connect with experts, scientists, and storytellers around food, health, social impact, mindfulness and movement practices, personal growth, and environmental action. In addition to being a podcast, Commune is also an online course platform where thousands of participants take each course together, day-by-day, for free. We then provide social tools that empower participants to form local action groups and implement their new knowledge in their communities.