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 […]
December 1, 2014

Feeling a bit “off”

It seems that wherever I go, people are coughing.  Tis the season. At a recent doctor’s visit I was greeted by a delightful receptionist who had […]
March 31, 2015

When Someone is Dying

Lately, I have talked with more than a few people about how they feel when they sit with someone who is dying. Although it is not […]
May 10, 2015

Aging Well Your Way

Age is a concept that is neither constant nor universal. Different cultures view aging in different ways. In some cultures older people are revered, respected and […]
May 10, 2015

Create an Ethical Will for Our Children and Grandchildren

Many of us are quite clear about making sure we have a “last will and testament” or a “living will” letting others know our desires if […]