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For a Happier Retirement Reach out and Connect with Others

Monday, August 20th, 2018   1:49 pm |  Category:   Health, Relationships   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

Want a more fulfilling retirement? Get connected   It’s no secret that isolation and disconnection from others plays into depression. If you go online in search of the latest health news, one trend you’re sure to spot is loneliness and its detrimental effects is often compared to smoking. Even today, I read an article about …more

Six Tips for Retirement Skiing

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018   11:37 am |  Category:   Health, Hobbies/Sports   |  2 Comments  | Author:     bio

I didn’t truly fall in love with skiing until I was … 60! This wasn’t because of a late start. I started in rope tow, lace-up boot days, when a family pass at Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood was $6.50 (eight people in my family. Thank you, Timberline.) My skills, however, plateaued at about 17. …more

Don’t Visit Your Loved One in the Hospital!

Friday, April 27th, 2018   1:51 pm |  Category:   Health   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

When someone you love is in the hospital, don’t go to visit!   That’s right. Families should not think of themselves as visitors in the hospital room. Families—or sometimes very close friends— bring a wealth of information, background and understanding. They know their loved ones better than anyone else in the hospital.   That counts …more

Quiet Time – Good Habit to Follow

Monday, April 23rd, 2018   10:29 am |  Category:   Health, Life   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

One of the things I believe we must do daily, especially as we age, is to set aside a particular – “Quiet” – time for ourselves. For myself, I am referring to a time when I have anywhere from an hour to an hour and one-half of “just me” time. No disruptions, no noise, no …more

3 new ways to manage pain without opioids

Monday, April 16th, 2018   1:08 pm |  Category:   Health   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

It has been estimated that 5000 new opioid addictions begin with prescription medication per year. The need for alternatives to manage pain has never been greater. Interventional Radiologists (doctors who perform procedures using imaging guidance) are doing just that – managing pain without opioids.   Specifically, the application of a medical subspecialty (called interventional radiology) …more

5 Ways to Pay Your Long-Term Care Insurance Premium

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018   6:18 pm |  Category:   Finance, Health   |  1 Comment  | Author:     bio

It is important to account for your long-term care insurance when making your retirement plans to ensure you are financially well protected in case of an unexpected illness or disability. If you don’t account for your long-term care insurance when planning your retirement savings, you will inadvertently have to dip into your savings to fund …more

How to eat well and exercise as we age

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018   9:13 pm |  Category:   Health   |  1 Comment  | Author:     bio

As an author of seven books and a therapist specializing in treating people with eating and weight concerns for over three decades, I’m often asked what to eat and what kind of exercise to do in order to lose weight. This is the moment when I explain that I’m neither a dietician nor a physical …more

The Best Six Doctors

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018   10:07 pm |  Category:   Health, Life   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

Buddha once said:   “Your body is precious. It is your vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.”   I recently agreed to accompany my wife to a series of lectures on diabetes which is an affliction my wife has lived with for more than thirty years now. Today was the first class and while …more

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