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March 1, 2017

Taking Care of Yourself

Over the course of the past few years, what started out as running occasional small errands for my aging parents, has evolved into my moving in with them in order to better assist with their daily needs.  I have not for one minute regretted this decision and I can honestly say that this is where…

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February 27, 2017

Nutrition and Healing

Recently, while visiting a client I was asked what she could do to help her wounds heal faster. She was obviously surprised by my answer so it prompted me to reach out to all our clients and caregivers to assure that we are aware of the importance of nutrition, particularly protein, when it comes to…

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February 20, 2017

Managing Expectations

The author and spiritual guru, Deepok Chopra explains that expectations are an attempt to control the future.  An expectation says, “I won’t be happy unless ‘X’ happens…” and when ‘X” doesn’t happen, we don’t understand that, perhaps at the root of our unhappiness might be unrealistic expectations that we created. Recently, I planned an extremely…

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February 2, 2017

Winter Blues

It’s not uncommon for many folks to feel less energized and less optimistic during the winter months. If this is a pattern for you, you can take steps to manage it and build a healthier lifestyle at the same time. Here are a few simple ways to improve your mood and energy during the winter…

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January 27, 2017

Preventative Mental Health Care

These days, “preventative” is a buzz word in health care. We are all encouraged to get regular physicals, women get pap-smears and mammograms, men get prostate exams, and anyone who turns 50 is supposed to get a colonoscopy. We exercise and track our weekly steps and count our daily calories in order to keep our…

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January 20, 2017

Paying Attention

People notice when we pay attention to their needs, concerns and ideas. The definition of attention is: 1. Notice taken of someone or something; the regarding of someone or something as interesting or important 2. The action of dealing with or taking special care of someone or something Treat your clients like family and your…

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January 16, 2017

Basic Civility: A New Year’s Challenge

I just returned from vacation with my family and it was a wonderful time.  The weather was warm, my parents and sister’s family joined us for a few days and we were able to spend a great deal of time creating some lasting memories as an extended family.  On a couple of days we were…

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December 21, 2016

The Power of Rest

Psychology Today states that “rest is regeneration.” In this busy time of the year, our clients and caregivers need to take the time to get the rest so that our functionality is the best that it can be. Notice that the key word is “rest” not “sleep” and there is a difference. Rest is an…

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December 19, 2016

Migration

Sometimes, going from one place to another place requires courage, optimism, faith, and surrendering some, if not all, that is familiar.  Migration can be across a great distance or it can also be a small movement within our thinking or our hearts.  By definition, the act of migration implies traveling, which for some of us,…

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December 5, 2016

Everyday Acts of Altruism That Typically Go Unnoticed

Altruism is the “belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others (Oxford Dictionary, Web Publication 2016”).  These acts of selflessness typically go unnoticed unless they are so big they make the local media, such as the approximately 8000 individuals that stood outside of the home of an eight-year-old child…

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