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Home is Where the Heart Is

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... Read more

Celebrate Family Caregivers this Month and Every Month

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,... Read more

Veterans Day: Thank a Veteran Today and Everyday

Monday, November 11, 2019, is Veterans Day. A day set aside to acknowledge the sacrifice and to say “Thank you.” Don’t let the day slip away without acknowledging the... 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

I Resolved to Thrive: My Metastatic Breast Cancer Story

Since 1985, October has been deemed “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”. More recently, a day has been designated as “Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day”.  I was diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer in the fall of 2016. I’ve been told that my illness is not curable. I’ve been told that my life would end in... 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

Meet Emma and Rachel: Your Story Could Help Someone

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... 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
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