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.

Gayle1Gale Barnum spent 45 years as a Manager, Coach and a Leader for Landmark Worldwide. She has coached and led programs for 150,000+ people all over the world, empowering them to create and fulfill new breakthrough possibilities for their life and living. She retired from that career in July of 2019 and she is actively engaged in and pursuing "what's next".

If you could have one great adventure, what would it be? Living and studying and painting in Italy.

What is your idea of a moment of perfect bliss? Being with my good friends, with a glass of wine and lots of laughter.

What was one of your biggest “aha” moments? Getting I was free to create my life and there was nothing stopping me.

What hopes and dreams did you have twenty years ago? To contribute transformation to as many people as possible.

What talent would you like to have? To be able to sing.

What are you most proud of yourself for? I gave birth to an enterprise of transformation for the world.

What do you most treasure? My grandchildren – Calvin, Kinley, and Cailyn.

If you could invite 3 people - living or dead - to dinner, who would you invite? Martin Luther King, Jr., My Dad, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

What would you like to be remembered for? Being of service to the world and loving people.

What’s your favorite word? Principles.

What’s your favorite sound? The birds singing outside my window at sunrise.

Who’s your favorite musician/band? Besides the birds, any gospel choir.

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

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

What is your favorite guilty pleasure? Binging on a great Netflix series to the end and eating popcorn the whole time.  

What do you love about aging? That I have all the wisdom of the past, and at the same time, I can create a totally new life.

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