Most likely, to confront commercialism during this gift-giving time of year, I often think about having a bit less ‘stuff’ around me. [A funny thought for a mild hoarder such as I am.] Thus, similarly to when spring-cleaning is in the air, at the end of the year I consider a clearance, such as cleaning … Read moreYear-End Clearance…in Aging Medicine Chests
Older voices aren’t always heard on the radio. A friend, Kevin, once shocked me. After I said I heard something on the Diane Rehm Show (now only available via podcast), he said, “I can’t listen to her. She sounds like some old lady.” First, she has a neurological throat disorder (spasmodic dysphonia). Second, I briefly … Read moreCommunity Radio – My Experience as a Mature Adult. MICRO POST
My brother, Rick, died as a young man, not even 50 years old. A fire-fighter, Rick suffered related long term health issues. They caught up with him long before his time was due. Older than me, I looked up to him as many younger sisters do. I remember him as adventurous, jolly and complicated. However, … Read moreYour Health on Day of the Dead
For me, information-overload is constant. While sincerely interested in them, I keep half of my emails for a rainy day that never comes. I try to be aware of this phenomenon for my readers. Nevertheless, Mark Twain’s words come back to me as a warning much too frequently: “I didn’t have time to write a … Read moreMICRO POST – 3 Activities for Screen & TV Sitting
“Ahhh-choo” “God, Bless you.” “Thanks.” It’s a rare day you don’t hear this exchange. Whether triggered by allergies, a cold, common daily routine or wildfire smoke, we all sneeze. I undoubtedly think more about why I am sneezing as opposed to how. We can live perfectly-fine, thank you, without being able to answer certain questions. … Read moreSneezing. Healthy? Risky? Can it make you Rich?
I suspect I wasn’t alone during August as I grew weary of hearing about the “Great American Solar Eclipse.” You couldn’t escape it. Ten months before it was barely a blip on my solar radar, until my brother-in-law explained the historic significance of the unusual occurrence. Being alerted early, I actually found lodging not too … Read morePutting More FIRST(s) in Life. Boondoggle or Benefit?
I recall trips as a youngster to Mack Drugs, our local pharmacy in upstate New York. Preceding the trip, the doctor would tear off a hand-written prescription from his desk-top pad, place it in mom’s fingers and off we would march. With the little scribbled paper gingerly protected, we drove to the same pharmacy we … Read moreIs Loyalty to Your Pharmacy Misplaced?
I recently found myself in the middle of a make-shift reunion with some of my husband’s friends. As they met in our home, I played the quintessential ‘fifth wheel.’ At the same time, I had been considering a blog-nod to several of the friendship acknowledgement days coming up. Organizations around the world celebrate the noble … Read moreFellowship of the Rope
Have you jumped onto the popular Vitamin D bandwagon? Most likely, if you have visited your doctor recently and blood tests were ordered, a recommendation was made for this previously less-than-routine lab work (specifically, 25-Hydroxy Vit C, Calciferol, Total D2 & D3). My health care professional passionately suggested it. (She is actually an FNP – … Read moreVitamin-D Craze — Fallacy or Function?
Note from drb: Say the word ‘summer’ and the idea of ‘vacation’ may not be far behind. I don’t have much planned for myself this year, but recently got back from a short car trip – in some ways an easier type of travel than most. Yet, there are pros and cons of all travel, … Read moreGuest Writer’s Best Tips on Air Travel for Seniors