11 Steps for Creating a Kick-ass New Year!

The New Year is a great time to take inventory of our lives and set our intentions for 2019. Rather than make resolutions, why not create a vision for the new year? (Visioning with intentions and inspired action is allegedly much more effective than old school...

Writing with Elders: A Success Story

“It has been a ‘journey’, a delightful journey, as Mary Rives, MHA, MS, helped me recall and record the many inspirational, emotional, most memorable and loving memories of my life. She has been thoughtful, compassionate, and encouraging as I...

Mine the Past: Turn Back the Pages

In preparation to complete my memoir in 2019, I recently unearthed reams of old journals and notebooks, boxes of old photographs, and other memorabilia from the past that both warm my heart and make me yearn for those I’ve loved who’ve moved on. Among...

Reflections from Guest Blogger, Nurse Keith

Here’s to my guest blogger, Nurse Keith Carlson. I love the simplicity and seasonal timeliness of his recent post so much that I decided to share it with you here. This post warms us up to end-of-year reflections and ideas about moving forward more effectively...

Storytelling: 10 Benefits for Elders

Powerful Medicine Scientific evidence reveals that sharing and recording stories is beneficial for senior citizens, aka elders. Research shows that writing on or reminiscing about family history improves self-esteem, enhances feelings of control and mastery over life,...