Category: Life (page 1 of 41)

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



Retirement, Aging, and Our Memories

When we were working and even into our early retirement years, it seemed as though our brains had endless number of thoughts – and when given a question or a task – the answer or solution seemed to just pop into our head allowing us to address the issues and move on to the next …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



Retirement and News Headlines

This article covers two subjects near and dear to my heart. How retirement can be looked upon as a good thing and how we need funny, if not wild and wacky things in our lives in order to cope with some of the craziness happening in the world today. First, I will talk about retirement …more



Autumn Leaves …

Have you ever started a project, determined to finish it no matter how long it took? Well, that was me this past summer I spent most of my long, hot, humid summer days focusing on completing my latest, longest project … my novel Lady on the Run. I began this story in the ’70s, and …more



Home for A While

To know someone here or there With whom you feel there is an understanding In spite of distance or thoughts unexpressed— That can make of this earth’s garden. Goethe I can’t believe it’s been eight months since we sold our home and downsized to a lovely condo on Lake Murray. Now that I think about …more



When should you leave?

“There is a trick to a graceful exit. It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage, or a relationship is over – and to let go.” – Ellen Goodman I am not exactly sure when I personally decided to retire. I think it was when I had received an award …more



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