Appreciation and Inspiration

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Features recognizing people who are making an impact. Inspirational quotes and ideas to help caregivers maintain their momentum.

Yes, And…

My greatest distress at the moment is feeling that our society’s trajectory is toward the dark side with momentum giving advantage to the lowest, least compassionate, most chaotic and dangerous of attitudes and behaviors. Fear, is only one of the many reactions which trigger anger, and I find myself disabled by them all. What Triggers Anger? Disappointment – Hell yes, […]

Six Ways To Take Control of the Aging Process

We live in a world where everything is changing increasingly quickly. And on top of that we notice the accelerating appearance of personal change: grey hairs, wrinkles, age spots, and the disappearance of agility, flexibility, memory, and friends. We can easily feel that everything in life is beyond our control. It’s unfortunate that so many people seek ways to deny aging, […]

Reflect, Repent, Return, Renew and Rejoice

The Jewish High Holy Days, between Rosh HaShanah (Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) have just concluded. Because I was raised in the Conservative Judaic tradition where prayers were chanted almost exclusively in Hebrew, I experienced the related services as a time to think about the meaning of a new year, a new chance to be […]

Resolve to Do It Yourself

I’ve had some bouts of vertigo lately. It was room-spinning serious at first, but has subsided into an intermittent tipsy-ness. As a result, I’ve begun to pay the kind of attention to my footing and the road ahead that should have been my regular practice anyway. In my head I’m still thirty-something; my body knows otherwise. Seasonal changes and the […]

A Bit of Light Can Make All The Difference

What do you expect to be doing with your time when you’re 90 years of age and beyond? In the dark about this? Don’t focus on possible limitations or what you have to do. Think about the strengths you bring to the world today and what you have in you to offer for as long as you live. Master Artist […]

What’s Your Expertise?

Next Repair Cafe: April 24, Grandview Facility, Hendersonville A Repair Cafe is a place where you’ll find volunteers with tools and supplies, available to fix broken objects while offering instruction in the form of hands on help. This is a free program where you are encouraged to bring in your broken appliance, stuck zipper, rusty tools, old bicycle, dull pruning shears […]