Despite the fact that New Englanders everywhere are still mourning the Red Sox quick departure from the pennant race, the 2016 World Series is here, and the Cubs and Indians are providing an exceptional fall baseball rivalry for our viewing pleasure. But, besides the explosive bats and phenomenal fielding, players are also providing viewers with an explosion… Continue reading Fear the Beard?
Do you want to change the way you eat – not just for a week or a month, or until you shed those unwanted pounds, and not only when you’re at home, but when you eat out as well? If the answer is yes, you should be in search of a lifestyle change. When it comes to losing weight, I think any diet… Continue reading Clean it up!
. . . you have too many candles on your cake! In the warm New England summers of my youth, I spent a great deal of time with my maternal grandmother. I can remember my parents making the trek to Burlington Vermont, packing my grandmother into the Buick sedan and bringing her to our… Continue reading You know you’re getting old when . . .
Finding companionship in a simple coffee shop The other day I found refuge in an unfamiliar Dunkin’ Donuts; trying to kill a few hours while my husband attended a meeting. As I walked toward the entrance, I encountered two elderly people grabbing a quick puff before entering the establishment; they followed me in. As I stood… Continue reading A home away from home
Don’t throw away those holiday hugs with the gift wrap just yet. Those warm embraces given so unselfishly in December are just as important every day of the new year as well! One of the most memorable experiences I had over the holidays was when I made a quick pit stop at my neighbor’s house. With gift in… Continue reading Beyond words: the power of touch
The tattoo – merely an artistic expression or a desperate call for attention by way of defacing perfectly good skin? Despite your view or mine, they are here in overwhelming fashion and can tell us a lot about the people who showcase them and about those who merely view them. The earliest forms of tattoos were thought to trace… Continue reading Getting Inked
How old are your parents, your grandparents? How often do you text, call, drop by for a little conversation over a cup of tea and why does it matter? Webmd.com reported on a 2013 study on social isolation, loneliness, and all-cause mortality in older men and women, published in the online edition of the Proceedings of the… Continue reading Eldercare: Why social contact is crucial for the elderly!