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
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
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
(A Medi Post) Often, I feel overwhelmed with life’s chores. Granted, I may have a mild, but everlasting personality flaw for ‘over-commitment,’ which expands that chore list. My mind can be quiet for sure. Tranquil. Laid-back. Yet more often it goes a mile a minute. Functionally, I can’t keep up. Too many days I crave … Read moreIt’s NOT too Late! For What?
I remember toting around the hefty Gray’s Anatomy book for years, like a preacher carries a bible. Anyone who has ever taken anatomy classes, or been in pre-med or medical programs, has lugged the ‘anatomical bible’ as well. Admittedly, this probably only rings true for the “olden days” as I assume Gray’s is now typically … Read moreApril Fools Hoax? There’s a New Organ in Your Body?
As Valentine’s Day approaches we see articles concentrating on flowers, chocolates, love and hearts or some variation like heart health. My Aging-with-Pizzazz variation includes health too – mental health. Specifically, metal health from a societal prospective. Maybe I have a little love snuck in here or there between the lines to honor the holiday. During … Read moreIncome & Mental Health ………………. Does it Matter what Rung of the Ladder You’re on?
After I kept a list of things learned last year (for 2015) I found it fun to log such new facts and ideas. My list may be very different than your own might be, but hopefully some of my dozen may be candidates for your list too. Truth be told, it turned out there was … Read moreA Dozen Things Learned During 2016
Note: To lighten reading – and writing – loads during this month of doubtless numerous activities, this is my one special post to you. I will ‘see’ you again in the New Year. Interviewing Shirley B. Of late, an inspiration hit me. I don’t have many relatives on ‘my side’ of the family and certainly … Read moreInterviewing a Nonagenarian – Shirley B.