Category: Health (page 1 of 14)

Love in the Time of Corona: When You Can’t Visit a Loved One Who Is ILL

Is love like a plague? That’s what Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez suggests in Love in the Time of Cholera. In today’s frightening COVID-19 pandemic, the situation may be turned on its head. The plague gets in the way of our love. Because of the pandemic, we may not be able to visit a …more



Hospital Ethics Committees Help with the Hardest Decisions

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us,” wrote J.R.R. Tolkien in The Fellowship of the Ring. But, rarely do we know for sure how much time may be available. So, making end-of-life decisions for ourselves or our loved ones is seldom simple and sometimes excruciating. If …more



Writing Saved Me

I feel very lucky. That wasn’t always the case. Stricken with Lyme Disease after moving to Ojai, California in 1997, my life went from a very busy job as a Nurse Practitioner in the second busiest emergency room in Los Angeles county to virtually bedridden. Initially, I found the tick bite and had prophylactic treatment …more



The Bumpy Road of Life

Imagine driving along a back country road in the central volcanic region of Mexico, awed by the unusual shapes of the mountains. You hit a speed bump. Bam! You jam on the brakes. A native described the speed bumps, “They are dead policemen,” he said. In life, one experiences similar shocking bumps of awareness, slowing you …more



Focus on Health, Not Weight, As You Age

No matter what our age, in today’s culture many of us have been seduced into believing that we must control our weight to live righteously. While there’s nothing wrong with being mindful of what the scale has to say, we’ll derive greater physical and mental benefits from focusing on overall health and well-being than on …more



Celebrate Older Americans Month – May 2019

May is Older Americans Month! Each year, the Administration on Community Living (ACL) within the Federal government sponsors this month of recognition with a theme that changes from year to year. Whether you are one of our more than 49 million older Americans or if your aim is to join their ranks in the future, …more



Let’s Run, or Walk …

You cannot discover new roads until you’re willing to lose sight of your front door Depending on where you live, you’re still waiting for warmer weather. Here in South Carolina we know Spring is here because the birds are serenading, and the blossoms are budding, and pollen is in the air, and on our cars. …more



Are You As Financially Prepared for Retirement As You Think?

You saved carefully and invested wisely. You believe your plans are in place, and your nest egg is in order. You feel financially prepared for the years to come. But have you considered your medical expenses? All too often, retirement planning is focused on wealth management—a good thing in and of itself. But medical costs …more



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