Aging

March 19, 2020

Rethinking “Am I OLD?”

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), I am “old.”  Not only that, I am “elderly.” WOW!  I have spent my entire life keeping my […]
November 4, 2019

Tips for Learning New Things No Matter How Old We Are

Learning new things is good for our emotional and physiological health.  Novel experiences stimulates the release of the chemical dopamine, and causes the brain to build […]
October 2, 2019

Lessons Learned by Observing Olive Trees

Recently I visited Greece and was mesmerized by the amazing shapes and the knots formed over time in the olive trees. People have been cultivating olive […]
April 30, 2019

Celebrating Memories of Cherished Friends and Family

Not long ago I lost a friend. And then another. And then…another. Still shaken by these losses, I was informed that a cousin had died. It […]
February 1, 2019

Life Lessons from Elders

There is much wisdom that can come to us from those that live a long time. We each have the opportunity to observe elders and learn […]
November 30, 2018

Tips for Recalibrating After Physical Setbacks

“You’re not out of the woods yet.” said the doctor to the recovering patient. “You need to take things a bit slower for a while. Listen […]
July 31, 2018

Friendships Later in Life

New Friends?   There are many who believe that the friendships formed later in life are the ones that are truly the deepest. It certainly is […]
July 2, 2018

Find Resilience as a Witness

Finding Resilience as a Witness. Many of us have experienced trauma in our lives. When we witness other people who are experiencing trauma, our ability to […]
January 2, 2018

Reflection

As we begin this new year, it can be helpful to reflect on positive feelings and experiences from the past. I recently came across a beautiful […]
July 28, 2017

Tips for Creating Friendships and Community

More and more of us are feeling isolated and alone, despite the number of social media “friends” we have.  Ironically, the more technologically connected we are […]