At the conclusion of each chapter, we offer this section called Tending the Fire. Here you will find additional ideas and/or practices that may help address the question broached in the preceding pages. Consider this section another way to spur dialogue—both with others and yourself—on each flame of vital aging. It's not so much a "how to" segment as a "what if?" or "why not?" piece. You may find it useful to engage in each tending the fire activity as you move through the book or you may prefer to set them aside and do them as time permits. Either way, whatever works best to tend your own fire within.