Opportunity for Enlightenment

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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 […]

Do You Know A Wunderkind?

Each day I pore through a diverse collection of newsletters, features and podcasts on topics relating to well-being. Here’s one from “STATnews, Reporting from the Frontiers of Health and Medicine”. Reading the outreach below reminds me how uplifting, informative and inspirational it is to keep one’s connections to younger generations vital. Is there a “wunderkind” in your family or circles […]

Where Does Change Begin?

Does innovation begin in the mind and subsequent actions of an individual? In a competitive corporate think tank? In the halls of Congress? Maybe in a combination of all three, and maybe in that order.  Here’s the headline that caused the stock market plunge this week: Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JP Morgan Team Up to Change Healthcare Costs  (Select gold link for […]

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 […]

A Fall and a Leap of Faith

Dear reader, Please don’t stop reading until you get to the end of this post. In the middle it takes a turn you won’t want to miss. So bear with me, through the fall to the leap of faith. It was I who took a bad fall about two weeks ago. Ironically, just one hour before delivering an AARP “Home […]

If You Lock Your Doors, Why Not Lock Your Phone?

  To follow up on last week’s well-received information on seniors and our use of technology, here’s a link to a very informative Cyber-Security Toolkit offered by The Piers Project, An Initiative of the Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing, 2016.