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Making the most of a trip to Italy

Monday, February 12th, 2018   4:34 pm |  Category:   Retirement locations, Travel  |  3 Comments  
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Since we bought our apartment in Bagni di Lucca in northern Tuscany almost 15 years ago I spend 6 months of every year in glorious Italy. I am often asked by first time visitors to Italy how to make the most of their trip. Time is precious and there is much to see.   If …more

How to eat well and exercise as we age

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

Stop Horsing Around

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018   4:53 pm |  Category:   Humor, Life, Travel  |  Add Comment  
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No matter how much research and preparation you do before traveling, things aren’t going to go exactly as you planned them. Flexibility is the key. The sooner you learn to roll with the punches the more fun and less stress you’ll have on your vacation.   During a recent trip to Iceland, we woke up …more

The Best Six Doctors

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

Lessons I Wish I Never Had To Learn

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

Is our moral fabric fraying? Moving right along into 2018

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018   5:08 pm |  Category:   Life  |  Add Comment  
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For months I’ve been ruminating about what to write next. Here it is the beginning of 2018—and as my niece posted on Facebook, “Two thousand seventeen has been a long decade.” That leads me to my problem. Where could I begin? Where would it end? Why bother? I’m just one person. What can I do? …more

It’s never too late to pursue your dreams: My Road to Success

Saturday, January 13th, 2018   12:04 pm |  Category:   Life  |  2 Comments  
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I retired. Then I got to work. I took a writing class and began writing. This was well after I was collecting social security. Maybe what you are about to read will inspire you to write. Or to pursue your dream. It’s never too late. I hope my success motivates you.   You’ve never heard …more

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