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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.
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.
Kelowna columnist reflects on the stages of life that people go through
Music has the power to draw us back into deep memories.
Caregiving…accentuates the usual gamut of our mind’s foray into limbic system overload…
The acronym of GRACE—Generosity, Resilience, Acceptance, Compassion and Engagement—keeps bringing me back to what is important
I fully understand the conflict that can arise in oneself when attuned continually to giving and the programming that this emanates from.
If caregivers do not acknowledge their stress it can manifest into an increasing sense of isolation and despair.
Basically, psychologist Richard Lazarus says we feel stressed when we feel that “things are out of control.”
“The Okinawans avoid distraction while eating, which interferes with the body’s signals to stop. They wait for twinges of fullness.”
I have come to realize what this elderhood journey is all about and what it is teaching me about life.
Boomers aren’t so attached to holding on to their money…we are willing to risk everything in the search for living more fully.
Keeping our New Year’s resolutions takes work to stay on course.
Christmas is a time of joy and connection, but it is also a time when our losses surface.
The many experiences of war that we can only read or watch a movie about leaves us not really understanding the sacrifice it takes.
Musical memories may trigger joy or may sometimes trigger sorrow, but they facilitate emotional release.
Having been the guru on change for a good part of his life, an unexpected event led him into unknown territory.
Personas can finally be laid aside and transformation into the “heroic journey” is possible in a unique and life altering way.
Important for the elderly to keep up old and make new relationships.
As aging brings change and transition, learning to manage worry and uncertainty is a worthwhile practice.