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Lessons I Wish I Never Had To Learn

Friday, January 26th, 2018   4:58 pm |  Category:   Health, Life   |  4 Comments  | Author:     bio

When my beautiful mother suffered an insidious stroke that led to her death thirteen months later, my life crumbled. I found myself immediately enrolled in the School of Hard Knocks for a graduate degree in desolation. This event pushed me into the role of caregiver for my much-loved mother as she approached the end of …more

Who’s Coordinating Your Care?

Monday, January 22nd, 2018   5:09 pm |  Category:   Health   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

Several years ago, while my husband was in the hospital, I was concerned about the course of his treatment and couldn’t seem to get a clear picture of the next steps and prognosis. Not sure where to turn, I called his primary care physician (PCP) for guidance.   Officially, there was a hospitalist in charge …more

7 Positive Ways for Dealing with Adversity in the Aging Game

Friday, November 17th, 2017   2:40 pm |  Category:   Health, Life   |  4 Comments  | Author:     bio

Ever struggle with the why me syndrome? Those times when you are overcome by anger, frustration, and fatigue, wondering why you have to go through this hardship? I have coped with more than my fair share of physical pain and have posed this question many times. Some pain was self-inflicted by choosing a career as …more

No, You Don’t Have To Suffer Deteriorated Old Age

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017   10:47 pm |  Category:   Health, Life   |  1 Comment  | Author:     bio

Old age in our culture refers to chronological age. It’s a number identifying how long we have been alive. That’s all it means.   Your chronological age is not a measure of your competence, maturity, appearance, behavior, attitudes or values. It is what it is — just a number. You and only you can give …more

Labor Day — Celebrate Freedom from Work

Thursday, August 31st, 2017   1:19 pm |  Category:   Health, Hobbies/Sports, Jobs/Volunteer, Life   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

If you’re retired, Labor Day is an excellent time for another celebration of freedom from work.   Held on the first Monday of September, Labor Day serves to mark the ‘end’ of summer. For young parents, school begins in September thus signalling regular routines like early bedtimes, preparation of lunches and homework supervision. For workers, …more

Positive Aging: You Can Do It If You Try (And Are Not Afraid To Modify)

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017   7:34 pm |  Category:   Health, Life   |  10 Comments  | Author:     bio

When my youngest son was a toddler, he loved Fred Penner….I mean he absolutely IDOLIZED him! That was mostly good, except that twenty-seven years later, many of those songs have a way of creeping back into my head.   When I was asked if I would write a guest post on positive aging for Retirement …more

Why having a purpose is the key to Health & Happiness in Retirement

Friday, May 12th, 2017   2:29 pm |  Category:   Health, Life   |  4 Comments  | Author:     bio

As we age it is easy to fall into a rut or if we are alone we can withdraw into ourselves.   Without a purpose to get up and going in the mornings life can become depressing and it is unhealthy for us – both mentally and physically. I found that out when I retired! …more

Coming of Age in Aging America

Friday, April 7th, 2017   2:10 pm |  Category:   Health, Life   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

Have you ever wondered what our society would be like if 1/3 of the population were over the age of 65 – many of whom will live to be 85 or older?   That will be our social reality in just one generation. And that is what the public television documentary film Coming of Age …more

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