About Rev. Beth Long-Higgins

Rev. Beth Long-Higgins is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, musician, fiber artist and mother of two adult children.

Recent Blog Posts

Landmarks and Taskwork for End of Life

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins  •  November 22, 2018

This blog is the fourth in a series of reflections from the 3rd annual Symposium with Dr. Ira Byock on October 12, 2018, Abundant Aging Through the End of Life.

Say What? Palliative Care and Hospice

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins  •  October 11, 2018

Over the past several weeks, we have shared observations around palliative care. This topic is in anticipation for the Symposium of the Ruth Frost Parker Center for..

To Move or Not to Move? When is the Question!

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins  •  August 16, 2018

Moving is not fun. It is exhausting to go through all your worldly belongings. It is stressful to meet the deadline for the truck backing up to the door. Saying good-bye..


By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins  •  July 05, 2018

There is an assumption in the larger culture that patriotism has one meaning, is expressed in a unified way and is a non-negotiable norm within our culture. Anyone who..

Aging Hero: Paul Kiewit

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins  •  May 17, 2018

In this time of year, between observing days for mothers and fathers, Abundant Aging bloggers are enjoying the exercise of reflecting about the lives of individuals who..

Curious Nature of Aging

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins  •  May 10, 2018

As we reflect on some of our aging heroes in these weeks in May and June, I am aware that one of the traits of the people on my list have a common thread: they are all..

Shirley: An Aging Hero

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins  •  May 03, 2018

How we think about our aging selves has significant consequences on our health and how we actually age. In a recent “Aging Unmasked” podcast from LeadingAge, Dr. Tracey..

Films about Aging Reflect Our Own Journeys

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins  •  April 06, 2018

In addition to moving from winter into spring and from Lent into the Easter season, we also recently have moved through another season: the awards season that began with..

Spiritual Practice: Making Music

By Rev. Beth Long-Higgins  •  January 18, 2018

Is making music a spiritual practice?