Healing Stories got Hacked!

Getting hacked happens. And it recently happened to me and my husband's websites. The anonymous hacker(s) did not retrieve our financial information but they sure did damage to our sites, rendering them useless until repaired. Thankfully, our sites were repairable and...

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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 sometimes struggled for...

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Mine the Past: Turn Back the Pages

"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 sometimes struggled for...

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Storytelling: 10 Benefits for Elders

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 in the...

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Reflections on Thanksgiving

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,...

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On Gratitude

Part of my story which is connected to the collective narrative is that it's taken me a while to come to a peaceful place within regarding Thanksgiving, especially knowing that this day is considered a day of mourning for many First Americans who lost most of their...

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