Marjorie Horne

Horne: Emotions at loved one’s end of life

At one point she simply said, “I’m completely blind now.”that was the beginning of a rapid, steady decline in her health on all levels.

Horne: Sometimes you need to stop and smell the roses

On a recent visit with my grown children I had to do some very deep breathing one night to just take in how lucky I am.

Horne: Unplanned changes in life a necessity

Kelowna columnist reflects on the stages of life that people go through

Horne: Music helps incite memories of our lives

Music has the power to draw us back into deep memories.

Horne: Dealing with emotions associated with caregiving

Caregiving…accentuates the usual gamut of our mind’s foray into limbic system overload…

Horne: Dealing with loss and generosity

The acronym of GRACE—Generosity, Resilience, Acceptance, Compassion and Engagement—keeps bringing me back to what is important

Horne: Connecting with peace and grace

I fully understand the conflict that can arise in oneself when attuned continually to giving and the programming that this emanates from.

Horne: Caregivers must take time to care for themselves

If caregivers do not acknowledge their stress it can manifest into an increasing sense of isolation and despair.

Horne: Don’t delay taking action to stop stress

Basically, psychologist Richard Lazarus says we feel stressed when we feel that “things are out of control.”

Horne: Healthy reverence to eating habits recommended

“The Okinawans avoid distraction while eating, which interferes with the body’s signals to stop. They wait for twinges of fullness.”

Horne: Life lessons of elderhood

I have come to realize what this elderhood journey is all about and what it is teaching me about life.

Horne: Baby boomers bring revival attitude to retirement

Boomers aren’t so attached to holding on to their money…we are willing to risk everything in the search for living more fully.

Horne: The things that get in the way

Keeping our New Year’s resolutions takes work to stay on course.

Horne; Opening up to stress of memories at Christmas

Christmas is a time of joy and connection, but it is also a time when our losses surface.

Horne: Courage of our veterans deserves our gratitude

The many experiences of war that we can only read or watch a movie about leaves us not really understanding the sacrifice it takes.

Horne: Music engaging for seniors

Musical memories may trigger joy or may sometimes trigger sorrow, but they facilitate emotional release.

Horne: Surprising rewards from taking chances

Having been the guru on change for a good part of his life, an unexpected event led him into unknown territory.

Horne: Taking the heroic journey to elderhood

Personas can finally be laid aside and transformation into the “heroic journey” is possible in a unique and life altering way.

Horne: Good friends essential for your wellbeing

Important for the elderly to keep up old and make new relationships.

Horne: Only you can get yourself through tough times

As aging brings change and transition, learning to manage worry and uncertainty is a worthwhile practice.