July 6, 2016

Tone it Down. Dial it Back.

TONE IT DOWN;  DIAL IT BACK.  Usually we think this is said in the context of someone getting heated up, angry, about to go toe to […]
January 28, 2016

Thinking Before Asking, “How are You?”

We need to think before asking, “How are you?”I ran into an old friend whom I had not seen in a very long time. I like […]
May 10, 2015

Spirituality During Illness

In times of illness, particularly prolonged illnesses, people often have a difficult time adjusting to the significant changes we experience in our lives.  Old familiar habits […]
May 10, 2015

Gratitude in Difficult Times

Life is Difficult. Life is Beautiful. And therein is the challenge to keep our balance. Appreciating what we have when we feel we are losing so […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]