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June 12, 2017

Ownership

Life isn’t easy.  It is full of twists and turns, ups and downs and more surprises than we know what to do with.  Whether our decisions and actions have produced consequences or life has just handed us lemons or diamonds, we have responsibility in how we act, respond and treat others.  We will make mistakes,…

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May 30, 2017

Aid in Dying

At a recent conference, Colorado’s new “Access to Medical Aid in Dying” was discussed.  The presenters included a physician from Oregon, where the state’s “Death with Dignity” law has been in place for more than twenty years.  Also presenting was the administrator from a regional hospice company. The hospice administrator offered a thoughtful perspective on…

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May 5, 2017

Recreation

Years ago, while going through a cataclysm in the 7th year of a business that I had started, my wife and I found ourselves in an intensive marriage counseling experience in another state. We had found ourselves in a position where external stressors had put our marriage relationship in danger—we were so pretzel-twisted to meet…

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April 29, 2017

Benefits of Working in Healthcare

Many of our blogs are meant to be read by those currently working in the healthcare industry.  This week, I wanted to write to those who may be considering a career in the home health industry because for me, I’ve found that I have received benefits from working in healthcare and wanted to share a…

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April 17, 2017

Dealing with Stress

Speaking with several family caregivers lately, I have noticed a common trend: everyone is STRESSED!  The responsibilities and challenges of taking care of an ill or disabled loved one can place significant stress on a family caregiver.  Unfortunately, dealing with daily stress makes caregivers susceptible to health issues such as high blood pressure, sleep issues,…

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April 7, 2017

My Family’s Legacy

Once a year, my family (two daughters and my spouse) travel to Chicago to spend time with my parents. Inevitably during the stay, my father will insist that he pull out the old Kodak slide projector, set up the old white screen and sit everyone down so he can take us through literally hundreds of…

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March 31, 2017

Walking Into a Dark Room

Have you ever tried to cross a completely dark room?  While there are certain things you can do to help, like walk slower, put your hands out in front of you or feel a little way in front with your foot, for the most part you do what you can and hope you don’t trip…

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March 27, 2017

Enjoy this Moment

Two weeks ago we all moved our clocks forward one hour. Now I confess to you that I am a creature of habit, so anytime that I have to “re-teach” myself how to readjust the time on my watch and vehicle clocks (which is always a task…and don’t even get me started on the microwave),…

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March 20, 2017

Pets for Cures

The other day I was watching a news piece about how kittens were brought to a nursing home for the elderly to care for, feed and nurture.  As was reported, some incredible results occurred, most notably the quality of life improved significantly for both the elderly patients and the kittens.  In short, those kittens brought…

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March 13, 2017

Weight Loss Is Not Just That Simple, Or Is It?

The idea of weight loss becomes less intimidating to me when I think about it in terms of energy in and energy out; sort of like a math equation. Energy in is the caloric value we need to maintain our energy  in order to live our lives and energy out is the caloric value we…

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