Honoring the Fallen This Memorial Day

    Today is a day to honor our fallen soldiers and their families and thank them for making the ultimate sacrifice. As we honor the fallen, I wanted to take a moment to also thank those serving and our living veterans.   Here is a roundup of useful information for veterans.   Services for ...

Impact of Chronic Illness

    Whether you are the one who is ill or caring for someone who is ill, coping with a chronic illness for an extended time can be exhausting and lead to depression. Dealing with a negative force, long term, can make it difficult to see outside that force and depending on the illness, there ...

Top 5 Caregiving Stories This Week

    Happy Friday! The weeks are flying by as summer approaches. With a school-age child, there is so much end of year activity that it seems like every day and evening is packed. I am going to have to start heeding my advice in my busy week post.   Here are my five favorite ...

Thursday Inspiration

I am blessed to have an amazing family, full of parents, siblings, aunts, uncles and cousins who are all loving and would move mountains for me. I say I am blessed because I know that not everyone is so fortunate. That doesn’t mean that people who don’t have a traditional, loving family are destined to ...

Maintain Your Brain

    Use it or lose it isn’t just a mantra for muscle strength, it can apply to brain health as well. Did you know that your brain’s volume gradually shrinks as you get older? Some nerve cells can shrink or lose connections with other nerve cells. This doesn’t mean you should just accept that ...

Living Well on a Fixed Income

    Living on a fixed income can be challenging. As we live longer, we get concerned about how far our savings will last, if there are savings. Even if you don’t live on a fixed income, you may not want to spend extra money on necessities so that you can use it for more ...

Senior Wellbeing Check

    Have you had some concerns about your elderly parent’s wellbeing but don’t know what is normal and what isn’t? Here is a quick guide to evaluating some of the common concerns we have about our aging parents.   Are They Depressed or Lonely? If they have lost a spouse, friends or relatives, they ...