When We Should Stop Using the Word “Still”

“My uncle is 83 and still drives.” “My grandma is 90 and still goes out dancing.” “My step-father is approaching 74 and still runs a mile each day.” Do you see anything wrong with the language above? It’s the word “still.” For many of us, using “still” this way in a sentence is automatic. We don’t even think about it. It’s like when you pass someone you know on the street and robotically say “Hi,

Living Stress Free

Stress, you have it, I have it, we all have it and it doesn’t look the same for everyone. Stress can look like emotional distress that can be seen by others:  the agitation, anger, or tremors.  Or maybe your stress is more subtle, maybe you don’t even think of it as stress, such as you can no longer handle certain types of foods, whether it’s nightshades, gluten, corn, or wheat, those are all signs of

The Senior Life Walk

History is not just what we read in books.  It is in our lives. Have you ever stopped to consider who might be interested in the stories we have to tell?  Perhaps our children or family, but increasingly historians are seeking to preserve accounts of times gone by.  In 2000, the Library of Congress began collecting war stories through the Veterans History Project.  Already, tens of thousands of submissions have been made. You don’t have

Assisting Adult Children and their Aging Parents

Just like getting ready for a camping trip or a tour of Italy, getting ready for life means being prepared.  Taking the time to think about things before they happen and then so you are ready for what might be is the most important step you can take.  We all know that the root of most stress is feeling like we are out of control.  It’s the unknown that does us in.  When we know

The Family Transition Coach: Assisting Baby Boomers and Their Aging Parents

Life Transitions, such as dealing with health issues, getting divorced, taking care of aging parents, and becoming widowed are part of all of our lives.  Everyone is likely to go through at least one of these life changers. The real key to successfully navigating life’s transitions is being ready for them, and then understanding what is happening while it’s happening. Just like getting ready for a camping trip or a tour of Italy, getting ready

Assisting Adult Children and their Aging Parents

Just like getting ready for a camping trip or a tour of Italy, getting ready for life means being prepared.  Taking the time to think about things before they happen and then so you are ready for what might be is the most important step you can take.  We all know that the root of most stress is feeling like we are out of control.  It’s the unknown that does us in.  When we know