Articles by Jane W. Barton, Author - Preferred Care at Home
Greetings one and all… Recently, I spent two weeks in northwestern Washington state exploring everything that the Pacific Northwest has to offer – mountains, rocky coastlines, and rain forests. It was a fabulous adventure shared with a dear friend. Most days were spent hiking in the great outdoors. Nothing better as far as I am […]
Greetings one and all… It’s hard to believe that we are knee-deep in November! The year is flying by. Before any more time elapses, let’s take a deep breath today and embrace the opportunity to celebrate family caregivers. As you may know, November is National Family Caregivers Month – a time to see, to hear, […]
Greetings one and all… A few weeks ago, I drove from Denver to the Western Slope of Colorado to present a caregiving conference. The drive over was gorgeous as the aspen trees were dressed in their finest autumn attire. The hillsides were ablaze with the characteristic golden hues of the season. As always, it was […]
Greetings one and all… At a recent program, I witnessed the remarkable courage of a mother and daughter who are dealing with a rare neurological disorder. I met Emma and Rachel a few years ago when they attended one of my presentations. Emma, the mother, had been recently diagnosed. Rachel, the daughter, is serving as […]
Greetings one and all… Over the past few weeks, I have once again been reminded of the human need and desire for meaningful relationships. Whether reading a book, chatting with friends, or presenting programs, I hear the message loud and clear—“We need each other in the good times and the bad.” So, who you gonna […]
A few months ago, I sensed the growing urge to clear the decks in my home. Although I am not a neat freak, needless clutter tends to annoy me. Plus, as I get older, I have a growing desire to lighten the load—a sentiment shared by many of my friends as well. If and when […]
Greetings one and all… Today, I am curious as to how you see Life. Are you focused on the here and now? Or, do you worry about what may happen in the days and weeks to come—focusing on what might be? Perhaps you are too distracted by demands and responsibilities to focus on anything. Regardless […]
Greetings one and all… Last week I presented a new program on aging – Aging from the Inside Out. I invited people to view aging from a different perspective. Instead of focusing on the outward, physical manifestations of aging (grey hair, wrinkles, etc.), I focused on the evolution of the mind, heart, and spirit. A […]
Greetings one and all… Over the past two months, I had the opportunity to meet people throughout the state of Colorado at various conferences, workshops, and educational events. Whether in the Denver Metro area or in a remote mountain village, I heard stories and witnessed situations reflective of the time honored adage that we reap […]
Greetings one and all… If we are to enjoy a successful life – personally and professionally – the ability to communicate effectively is vitally important. Communication is the process of sharing or exchanging information, ideas, news, and stories. Effective communication entails the transmission AND the reception of the message. Furthermore, if we are to communicate […]
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