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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
I briefly considered entitling this post, “And You Think You’ve Got Trouble?” It was inspired by a report about the legal difficulty and potential danger of attempting to evict “ghost children” from your home. The term “ghost children” refers to adults who “haunt” their parent by being present in the home, but not truly engaging in the family relationship. Thinking […]
The Life Care Manager – A Stress Buster Everyone Needs In 2016 my husband wound up in the ER with what was eventually diagnosed as pneumonia with systemic encephalopathy. That was a scary sudden event and his stroke-like symptoms a valuable wake up call. In the ER that day, my usually able-bodied and lucid sweetheart couldn’t sit up by himself […]