I know so many people define success monetarily and if you reach a certain status. That isn’t my definition of success and it's interesting in this class [Zen class] the first day, the first class, this is one of the questions that we were to ponder for the Zen and what makes a successful day for you, what makes a good day and so I’ve been pondering the question. For me it is when I go home feeling good, when I know that I’ve made a difference. It can be the smallest of interactions, but you know that interaction made a difference in someone’s life. I would say that is my definition of success and being a good person, being proud of the decisions you’ve made and ethical stances you’ve taken, and so that’s how I would define it. I feel like I’ve done that. I’ve lived a good life and I’ve treated people well.
Cathy Sessions describes attending St. Lawrence University and being on the first women’s ice hockey team and then attending Boston University to earn a master’s in social work with a specialization in gerontology. She also discusses her interest in alternative medicine and competitive sports. She talks about her career path and her current position as Marketing Director at Notre Dame Health Care as well as her views on aging and success.