Joan Anderson summarizes the philosophy of Joan Erikson in these words.
Welcome each day like a good meal.
The essence of a life well digested comes from knowing your strengths, overdosing on the senses, and remaining active and playful.
Keep your hands on the plow - push - don't ever stop pushing.
Always be willing to give a little more energy - the tension should always be there.
Then your life will never go limp.