Tuning into the Hope

Tuning into the Hope

Yes, I know we are engulfed in scenes of apocalyptic-scale catastrophes across the globe. Fires. Floods. Populations displaced and at risk. War. Hunger. Covid and other diseases running rampant. The economy is growing/the economy is shrinking. All of this is...
Aging-in-Place? Displacement?

Aging-in-Place? Displacement?

They’re going to have to carry me out of here feet first! Man proposes. What happens when the climate disposes? Images on TV.  A section of a Florida condo complex collapses in minutes; no warning. Death in seconds. The remaining unstable structure brought down some...
Aging and Friendship

Aging and Friendship

In the immortal words of Katie Curtin Sullivan to a lonely little girl: “Peggy, If you want to have friends, be a friend.” (a plaintive) How?  “Ask people about themselves. Be curious. Pay attention. Many people are interesting.” My 40’s and 50’s were good...
Aging and Loneliness

Aging and Loneliness

  A search on Google—aging and loneliness—produced about 11,700,000 results (0.54 seconds).  Major topic areas include: Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older Adults How to Reduce Loneliness in the Elderly Elderly Loneliness Covid Health Effects of...
A Novel Approach

A Novel Approach

There are many ways of documenting our lives, for example, diaries and planners, scrap books, photo albums and journals. The next and vital step is to reflect on our lives using tools such as life review and Ira Progoff’s Intensive Journal Process which I have used...
Look at Me! Watch Me! See Me!

Look at Me! Watch Me! See Me!

Pre-Covid, I was walking past a playground and a small child was calling out to her mother from the top of a slide: Watch me, Mommy, watch me! The mother kept repeating: I see you. Taking in the scene I realized that two things were going on. For one, the child was...
Resources

Resources

Recently I was clearing out my browser history and noticed that there are some sites I return to again and again sometimes for information and sometimes for inspiration and sometimes for both. Next Avenue: News and Information for People Over 50 Better Health While...