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Managing Diet and Nutrition While Living with Heart Failure

For over 5 million Americans, living with heart failure is a daily reality that requires significant attention to one’s medications, daily weight, and nutrition.  Managing one’s diet is particularly important as this can highly impact both short term and long term heart health. Let’s take a closer look at how nutrition relates to heart failure,... Read more

Finding Your Way in the New Year

Greetings one and all… Today, I am pondering the past and the future. Perhaps you are experiencing a similar divergence in attention with the start of the New Year. The beginning of a new year prompts reflection on the previous year. It’s a time to assess the events of the past while anticipating the possibilities... Read more

Ready for Change: Time to Shift Gears?

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... Read more

The Diabetes Diet: Managing Diet and Nutrition with Diabetes

When it comes to managing one’s diet and nutrition, many individuals with diabetes express feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, or even isolated. Too often, finding recipes that are both healthy and tasty can be a full-time job. Even worse, it can feel lonely when eating out with friends or at holiday times with family, when everyone else... Read more

Sundowning, a secret danger of Dementia

It catches you by surprise. Your dad just grabbed your arm and yelled in your face. This isn’t him – he is kind, soft-spoken, and gentle – but it has been happening more and more ever since he was diagnosed with dementia. This change in behavior may be due to something known as Sundowning, which... Read more

Who You Gonna Call?

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... Read more

When Life Feels Cluttered Physically, Emotionally, Relationally

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... Read more

Are You Overlooking Life?

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... Read more

What Do You See? Aging from the Inside Out

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... Read more

Compassionate Care: We Reap What We Sow

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... Read more
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