overcoming challenges

8 posts

Who You Gonna Call?

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 […]

Grabbing Our Advantage

In April the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it would allow non-skilled in-home supports to be added as a supplemental benefit for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans in 2019. As might be expected, corporations, such as major insurance carriers (Humana) and Home Health Care Agencies immediately began plans to capitalize on this new funding stream. One such player is […]

On Art and Life – Interrupted

A long time ago I wrote a powerful little book called “What To Do When *!? Happens”. My dear friend, Debbie Gallagher honed the words with me and contributed the adorable illustrations featuring our hero, Mr. POS (he’s always in a POSitive State). This morning I received a blog entry, “On Not Being Able To Paint” from another artist I […]

Silver Linings Playbook

Lately I’ve spent a great deal of time talking friends and relatives down from the ledge of anxiety and despair. So many are having extreme difficulty with the overwhelming number of calls to action and requests for donation from worthwhile organizations representing people and causes threatened by the new administration. We are caring, competent seniors who remember fighting earlier battles […]

One Step Forward, Do Not Stop

It’s difficult to offer praise that hasn’t already been voiced for the January 21 Women’s March for Democracy in Asheville and elsewhere around the world. My dear friend, Andrea Gould, captured my own feelings so well responding to her experience across the continent in Tucson, AZ. I share them here.   Late afternoon now, and for me tears of joy […]

National Donor Day

National Donor day honors those who have chosen to give one or more of the five points of life: organs, tissues, marrow, platelets, and blood. Last year alone, organ donors made more than 28,000 transplants possible. Another one million people received cornea and other tissue transplants that helped them recover from trauma, bone damage, spinal injuries, burns, hearing impairment and […]