Personal Power

23 posts

Let's turn "me" think into "we" think.

Thinking About Labor

US Labor Statistics signal higher costs and more difficulty for hiring managers – and consumers. Home health care will be especially hard-hit. The Scope of Our Needs “Help Wanted: The gap between job openings and the number of people looking for work continues to grow as birthrates fall and more workers retire. Employers say they need more immigrants for their businesses to […]

Inequality in healthcare is shocking.

Age at Home-Is it a Right? Part I

This week Bernie Sanders apparently tweeted, “Home-based Care Should be a Guaranteed Right.” I say, the right to age at home comes with responsibilities. That means taking a clear-headed look at the realities of long life right now. And using the combined influence of our generation to change the ageist, classist culture around us years before we need extra care […]

Red face back to back with blue face

Personal Renewal: You Can Do This

It’s Never Too Late. Neuroscientists speak of brain plasticity. Happily, their growing research shows that personal renewal is absolutely do-able at all ages. We don’t need to become slugs in body or spirit as we reach and move through middle age. I recall my annoyance when my 60-something dad wasn’t willing to embrace the anti-war movement during the Viet Nam era. Now […]

Turn a Neighborhood into a Community

It’s a gift to take an action that begins to turn your neighborhood of individuals into a community. A web of people who know something more than one another’s faces. Think, act, enjoy. The gift of community has 360 degree impact. The origin of the word “community” comes from the Latin munus, which means the gift, and cum, which means together, … Neighbors […]

Blue, green, gold art work

A Friend of a Friend of a Friend

I’ve never met Janice Mason Steeves, but she’s making a big impact on how I’m choosing to live life. She’s a teacher at Cullowhee Arts, where I’ve studied multiple times. She’s also close friends within a shared network of artists. Janice’s impressive body of work is “concerned with using light and colour in a way that offers space for reflection […]