A big sigh. I'm sitting here thinking about how difficult it would be to watch a new generation fall victim to my family's dysfunctions. "Family." The word is a difficult one for me, as I have two siblings and neither have been in my life for the better part of the last decade. It wasn't my . . .
This can be a bitter pill to swallow about tragedies and loss, but that does not take away from its wisdom. Or its truth. It's something to think about. What does it signify about the meaning of life? When we look at tragedies, we view them from our earth-bound spirit, which often lacks the . . .
Close your eyes...transport yourself back to our youth....and then focus on this evocative image. Oh, that iconic VW van! It sure brings back memories! I'm not sure it was the kinder, gentler time of my fantasy but it certainly was a unique era. But on to reality. Some Boomer bloggers have stuff to . . .
And why should it let go? If only we all realized that they're still here... it's not afterlife, it's ever-life. Life unending. See our gentle, supportive products to help with grief --and our condolence gifts-- at A Healing Spirit. Save . . .
"The 12-member National Institute of Health Technology Assessment Panel on Integration of Behavioral and Relaxation Approaches into the Treatment of Chronic Pain and Insomnia (1996) reviewed outcome studies on hypnosis with cancer pain and concluded that research evidence was strong and that other . . .
Simplify meal planning. If it's okay with your doctor, consider doing a juice fast once a week. Or just eat veggies and/or fruit that require little to no preparation. A boiled artichoke, steamed carrots and broccoli, green beans, a salad, apples, pears--whatever you like. Easy to prepare, easy . . .
I know people who absolutely will not entertain the idea of a good outcome. Absolutely will not. I get it. I do. When life's handed you some pretty big challenges and you think the odds are not in your favor, it's hard to think of possibility. "Possibility: A thing that may happen" Visualizing . . .
I don't know about you, but when I've got some down time, waiting in line for example, or even at home, I'll grab my phone for a quick diversion, like Words with Friends or Solitaire. So do millions of other women our age. Mobile gaming isn't just for young people --we're all doing it. In fact, it . . .
I love Patti Smith and I love her writing style. But she's a tough cookie, no doubt about it, and tough cookies sometimes lack empathy. Truth. When a friend sent me Smith's quote on grief I had to sit with it a while. Here's the quote: Grief starts to become indulgent and then it doesn't serve . . .
"How long do I have, Doctor?" I'm not a fan of that question because it can be anxiety-producing. Besides, answers to that question are misleading. And I'm pretty sure doctors don't like it, either. Because odds are just statistics. They're not strength or character or cells. They're not . . .