mindfulness

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Finding Meaning by Rolling the Years

May 14th, 2019

Living out our senior years can be as rewarding as rolling coins. Wait, let me explain. If you’re like me, you’ve collected lots of coins over the years just by emptying your purse or pocket into a container at the end of each day. I never know how much money is in that container; I […]

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How to Be an Effective Caregiver

March 19th, 2019

I went back to school in January; so you could imagine how surprised I was to find myself not only as a full-time student but also as a caregiver. Becoming a full-time student was planned, but becoming a full-time caregiver happened suddenly and unexpectedly. This year, my octogenarian mother moved in with my husband and […]

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Give Yourself a Dose of Self-Compassion and Reduce Your Stress

February 5th, 2019

Do you speak to yourself as you would to a friend? Or are you as kind to yourself as you are to a friend? According to one of the leading experts in self-compassion, Kristin Neff, self-compassion is showing yourself kindness and care the same way you would to a friend in instances of perceived inadequacy, […]

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This One Thing Can Make Older Adults Happier

December 24th, 2018

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Almost everything—all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure—these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.”—Steve Jobs There are many paradoxes […]

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