ICE = In Case of Emergency

This is not a new acronym but deserves repeating because it can be lifesaving. ICE stands for “In Case of Emergency” and is routinely used by rescue workers, police, or doctors to reach the people you would want to be contacted if you’re in an accident or other...

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Could Having a Purpose in Life Help You Age Better?

Do you have a Purpose?  Waking up and knowing what you want or need to do brings clarity and structure to your day.  It motivates you to get up, get dressed and get moving.  But did you know it could also help you age better? Check out this great article I ran across....

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Failure is Feedback

The hunger for feedback is everywhere. Just tweet or post and think how eagerly you await a response. It can be positive or negative, as long as there is a reaction. Failure is also feedback and often the most beneficial response you’ll ever receive. If you’re willing...

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What Babies Can Teach Us About the Power of Smiling

Sometimes smiling isn't always the first thing that comes into our minds, especially if we are having an off day.  But smiling at someone or the simple act itself can make all the difference for you or someone else.  This article on smiling was really great ... I hope...

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Dangling Uncertainty of Aging

I hate not knowing! Maybe you do too. Even when the answer is not what is desired, it’s often easier to cope with a bad answer than to live with an ongoing dangling uncertainty. Working in the field of aging, I often see the emotional trauma that comes from the...

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3 Reasons to Share Your Money Mistakes with Your Grandkids

Money is never an easy subject to broach but one of the benefits of aging is sharing our wisdom. Below is a great article about why grandparents should share their financial mistakes with their grandchildren. Enjoy! That said, it occurs to me that many of the...

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Silos of Care

People are being medically treated as though they exist in a vault. Care is delivered for that moment in time only. I call this: silos of care. Silos apply to both locations where care is delivered and the specialties of care. Although much of your time is spent...

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Running a First Triathlon at 70

I love sharing articles I run across that motivate and inspire everyone to live a full and fun life during their senior years.  This article about a 70-year-old running his first triathlon is full of inspiration.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. It was...

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A Pill for Every Ill

Yep! That’s the solution. Whatever ails you is fixable by a pill. This assumption is confirmed repeatedly on television, in print, on social media, among friends and family, and in your doctor’s office. Many patients I work with are taking thirty or forty pills a day,...

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