Caregiving

November 1, 2023

Companions in Golden Years: The Heartfelt Bond Between Our Older Selves and Pets

I was talking with a friend who has had dogs her whole life. She adores them and could have never imagined being without one. Until now. She needs to “put her beloved dog down” which, for those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, means euthanasia. If you have […]
June 3, 2023

The Challenges of Caregiving: Nurturing Our Well-Being in The Midst of Stress

Being a caregiver is no easy task, and that’s an understatement. Caring for someone else is rarely done in isolation. It often coincides with the demands of a family, work obligations, and assuming new roles and responsibilities that were once fulfilled by the person in need of care. During it […]
January 7, 2022

How to Develop a Legacy that Honors a Loved One

We enter a new year, often filled with hope and resolutions. At this time, we also remain in a pandemic that has lasted longer than most, if not all, of us could ever have imagined. Lives have been upended, and many of us have lost loved ones. When we lose […]
September 1, 2021

Disconnecting From Technology One Day Each Week

  Disconnecting From Technology One Day Each Week   Unplugging one day a week. Our day of rest. With technology available at our fingertips 24 hours a day, the boundaries have become blurred in our lives between work and rest. This can lead us to feel distracted all the time, […]
August 2, 2021

Mental Health and the Olympics

  Mental Health and the Olympics   “Suck It Up” is an unkind, unempathetic, and wrong message to send when it comes to mental health. With the spotlight shining so brightly on Simone Biles this week, the world is becoming ever more aware of the incredible mental and emotional stress […]
July 5, 2021

The Power of Personal Music Playlists on the Brain

As some of you know, my father, Jerry Atkins, at the age of 74, died after living with Alzheimer’s Disease for 13 years. A passionate music lover with an extensive record collection, he sang, danced, played the drums, and always had a song in his heart and on his lips. […]