Well-being

December 9, 2014

Join the Club

For many of us, the thought of becoming a member of a club involves anticipation, applications, interviews, assessments, dues, and a fair amount of socializing in […]
December 5, 2014

Concentric Circles of Caregiving

A large focus of my work and mission revolves around helping caregivers understand the value of self care, and to guide them toward positive and helpful […]
November 17, 2014

Writing a different type of list

The artist, poet, and nature explorer, Roderick MacIver, sites  “compassion, love, shared joy, shared risk and adventure, shared laughter” as elements that make life worth living.  […]
November 13, 2014

I am coming up to the 20th anniversary of my beloved father, Jerry Atkins’s death.  Born in 1921, he died in 1994.  He had Alzheimer’s Disease […]
November 10, 2014

Differing Emotions at Once

Our hearts can open with joy and break from sadness in what feels like a simultaneous moment. We have the capacity to hold what we may […]
November 3, 2014

Having a “Moment”

On a recent flight, sitting next to a pregnant woman, I had “a moment.” When the flight attendant offered drinks, my seatmate ordered wine.  I admit, […]