Hearing loss is America’s silent epidemic. It can have a more negative impact on the quality of life than obesity, diabetes, strokes or even cancer. Yet according to an AARP survey, more people report having gotten colonoscopies than hearing tests. Hearing loss is associated with an increased risk of dementia, falls and depression. It is also a
Now that I’m in my 60’s, I have been feeling the need for better role models – truly wise people who serve as guides for how to live consciously and sustainably on planet earth. In our digital age, when news, opinions and images from around the world are available 24 hours a day, more people
While being a caregiver for a loved one can be rewarding, there are times when caring for another can be trying and stressful. As a caregiver, you are important, so take the necessary time to care for your own well-being. Caregivers do have rights – lots of them. I have the right: To take care
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One day when I was at a care facility visiting my loved one, one of the best aides in the whole place—Angel—dropped by. “I was just wondering if you need anything,” she said. What a wonderful facility, I thought. Then she sat down beside him on the sofa and put her arm around his shoulder.
Yesterday when I was making a deposit at the bank, I was lost in thought as I approached the teller. And it was not the most pleasant thought either. I must have had an unhappy look on my face. I was caught by surprise when the teller smiled at me and asked in a cheerful
“But how could you live and have no story to tell? Fyodor Dostoevsky, “White Nights” “It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.” Patrick Rothfuss, Author “Before talking of holy things, we prepare
This year, more than any year in memory, I am looking forward to the emotions of Christmas. The familiar mix of carols, laughter of grandkids, trees, festive food, presents, Santa on every corner, and the warmth of peace on earth and goodwill toward others. ….I awake from my daydreaming and know it is not to
John and George, as is their weekly custom, meet Wednesday, November 4, 7:00 p.m., at the gas fireplace in the social room of their retirement home. It is time to once again sip fine scotch and share their thoughts. John pours a shot for his friend and George pours a drink for John. Pouring each
Every day, be full of awareness of the beauty around you. Be full of gratitude for friends and family, for the goodness you find in others, for your health and all you’re capable of. Be full of acceptance of yourself and others – without conditions of judging, knowing that differences and changes make life interesting.