Hedda Bolgar works as a therapist 4 days a week and teaches on the fifth. On the sixth we presume that she issues light from her fingertips and takes the requisite nap on Sunday. She’s 102 years old!
In 1974, she founded the Wright Institute in Los Angeles, a nonprofit mental health training and service center that includes the Hedda Bolgar Psychotherapy Clinic, which treats people who can’t afford quality mental health services.
She credits her longevity to a life and career committed to causes that are important. “What I grew up with was, if there’s an unmet need in the world, you try to meet it, and if there’s a problem, you try to solve it.”
On her own 9-5 now she says “there’s dignity and purpose in work, and grace in aging.” It all seems to come from the way she was raised.
These notions are particularly relevant to the entrepreneurs among us– keep trucking and keep doing it for the right reasons!