— AARP Oregon is seeking volunteers comfortable in state leadership roles to serve on its Executive Committee and Diversity Advisory Council. The committee focuses on state legislative priorities, while the council focuses on opportunities and challenges presented by the state’s increasingly diverse population. AARP Oregon supports inclusiveness in all of its activities and seeks leadership applicants who represent the state’s diversity in age, geography, beliefs, ethnicity, disability and sexual orientation. “We encourage Oregonians of all backgrounds to apply for these leadership …

— By Elaine Friesen-Strang “You and you alone choose moment by moment who and how you want to be in the world.” Such is the life challenge offered by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, who has thought more about motivation than most people: her life depended on it. At age 37, Dr. Taylor had a massive stroke. A Harvard trained neuroanantomist, she diagnosed the trauma as it was happening. She was also aware of the long, uphill battle she would have to …