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12 06, 2020

For the Fathers

2020-06-12T00:52:01+00:00 June 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|

For the fathers. The busy ones, the tired ones, the adventurous ones. For the ones who work 70 hours a week, the ones who make elaborate travel plans, the ones who stay at home with their kids. For the fathers [...]

9 05, 2020


2020-05-09T02:19:42+00:00 May 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|

This Sunday is Mother’s Day, the day we take extra time or effort to honor the mothers in our lives. In the U.K. and Ireland, Mother’s Day is called “Mothering Sunday”. I love this because there are so many different [...]

18 03, 2020

Memory Care in a Pandemic

2020-03-18T19:13:48+00:00 March 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|

What a strange world we are living in right now. People are stocking up on toilet paper and bottled water. Hospitals are overrun. Businesses are closed. Families are staying in their homes or venturing out for walks in remote places. [...]

13 02, 2020

Practices to Keep the Brain Sharp

2020-02-13T20:15:05+00:00 February 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Research says one of the best things you can do to delay or slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is to keep your mind active.  Mental activity in the form of puzzles, riddles, learning languages, or taking [...]

14 01, 2020

A Word for the New Year

2020-01-14T23:13:18+00:00 January 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The holiday season is winding down.  Christmas music has faded away. The lights and decorations are being taken down.  People will put away the festive treats and start to consider a diet for the new year.  As this season of [...]

16 12, 2019

Living in the In-Between

2019-12-16T21:46:24+00:00 December 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|

There’s something about the holiday season that reminds us of living in the in-between. As Sarah Bessey says, it’s living in the “both/and”. This world is heartbreaking and scary and full of anger. And it’s also breathtakingly beautiful. It’s spray [...]

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