I anticipated entitling this post “Say it Before it’s Too Late.” However, immediately following Valentine’s Day, I feared everyone would assume the theme was about telling people you love them. Also a charming idea, but not the notion I want to explore. Furthermore, I had another post planned for this date. Sadly, a single event … Read moreSecrets Go With Us….. A Lesson from Eunice at age 102
I have come to look forward to this yearly post more than most. In part, because throughout the year when a random research tidbit, news story or point-of-interest strikes me (health related or not), I file it away. Then as the New Year approaches, I am pleased to review them all again. It’s fun, and … Read moreA Dozen Things Learned During 2017
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?