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Dealing with Grief and Fears

Grief is a part of life. This doesn’t make it easy to deal with. Maybe you have a fear of dying. Perhaps you’re dealing with the loss of a loved one. You are not alone. We’re here to help.

How Judgmental Comments Reveal Our Own Self-Deprecating Thoughts
2 months ago

How Judgmental Comments Reveal Our Own Self-Deprecating Thoughts

Imagine that I said to you, “I hate your purple hair. It looks terrible on you.” Assuming that your hair is any color except purple, you might wonder about my eyesight but aside from that, you wouldn’t give the comment a second thought…
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3 Ways That Caregivers Can Handle Change and Face the New Normal
3 months ago

3 Ways That Caregivers Can Handle Change and Face the New Normal

I was in my late 50s when I became a caregiver for my parents, so our family dynamic was pretty established. We were a family of strong personalities. Mom was the boss and controlled all the family matters. Dad was patient…
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Find Your Voice: 4 Ideas on How to Speak Up When You’re Afraid
3 months ago

Find Your Voice: 4 Ideas on How to Speak Up When You’re Afraid

By  •  Lifestyle

At around age 55 I found my voice. Previously, my voice was that of my husband, or my boss, and sometimes my adult children. I thought it would be best not to speak up with an opinion, and furthermore, I greatly doubted my opinion…
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How to Get Past Your Fear and Live a Happy Life!
3 months ago

How to Get Past Your Fear and Live a Happy Life!

Every woman I know has a story about fear. Many of us have more than one. My battle with fear started as a learned behavior. I was a pastor’s daughter, and our home was right next door to the church. In the 1960s, we didn’t lock our doors…
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7 Ways to Foster Honest Conversation in Troubling Times
3 months ago

7 Ways to Foster Honest Conversation in Troubling Times

We’re programmed to face chin up and cheerful into whatever life brings. The etiquette of our upbringing in the 50s and 60s warned that people don’t want to hear our problems, only to exchange pleasantries and move along…
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Facing Alcohol Addiction After 60
3 months ago

Facing Alcohol Addiction After 60

In her late 70s, Becky, felt out of place during the Covid-19 crisis. She was finally coming to grips with her alcohol addiction. The problem was exacerbated by her use of prescribed medications – medications she needed to navigate aging…
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Could Increasing Antioxidants Decrease Your Anxiety?
3 months ago

Could Increasing Antioxidants Decrease Your Anxiety?

As many countries around the globe enter a second (or even third) phase of Covid-19 restrictions and lockdowns, many of us are asking how we will cope, mentally and physically, this time around. We know that for many people…
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It Happens to All of Us, But Most of Us Don’t Plan for It
3 months ago

It Happens to All of Us, But Most of Us Don’t Plan for It

What are the odds of getting hit by a bus? 1 in 495,000. Not happening to me, right? But what are the odds that you’re going to die someday? Exactly. I always say this topic is about WHEN not IF something happens and you are no longer…
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6 Meaningful Steps to Take Charge of End of Life Care
3 months ago

6 Meaningful Steps to Take Charge of End of Life Care

By  •  Mindset

Those of us who have watched our parents slip into old age, face multiple health challenges and then pass through death’s door, know that the end-of-life journey can be tricky. Modern medicine has made old age more possible…
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An Emergency Hospital Visit During Lockdown? Yes, It Happens!
3 months ago

An Emergency Hospital Visit During Lockdown? Yes, It Happens!

We’re all a bit scared right now. Indeed, if we aren’t, we should be. The tentacles of Covid-19 are everywhere and getting worse. And we are warned that health systems are under serious strain. In England, where the new, more contagious…
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