Ever wonder why you love spending all day with your best friend? Or why that one-hour date with your bridge club quickly turned into three fun-filled hours? Studies show that spending time connecting with friends and family can keep your brain healthy, boost self-esteem, and … [Read more...] about Get Connected: 6 Ways to Brighten Your Social Game
Positive Mental Thinking
When I was 8 years old I decided it would be fun to live in a travel trailer. Our family didn’t happen to have one, so I set about building one for myself. I dreamed about parking it on the back of our property and living there, wild and free. I was a logical child, so I … [Read more...] about Encouraging Creative Play
I have always admired the wisdom of my elders – my parents, older priests, and elderly mentors who have guided me on the path to maturity. As I move into my 70s, I find myself ripening into maturity and becoming the older mentor I always searched for. I have discovered the … [Read more...] about How to Look at the Bright Side
Across the years, I have spent many hours in personal counseling and have learned a great deal about myself. I am not a licensed counselor, but over the years many have come to me in me roles of priest, pastor, or chaplain seeking counseling. I used to think people … [Read more...] about Can’t Make a Decision? Here’s how to know what to do.
When Katherine Autin’s husband was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2004, she didn’t know much about the disease except for what she had heard from stars like Michael J. Fox and Muhammad Ali. Faced with this mysterious and complicated disease, Katherine began to learn as much as she … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Visit Someone Who is Stuck At Home (A balloon might be a perfect thing to take)