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April 25, 2018

Placebo comes from the Latin word meaning “I shall please.”  It is a substance with no active therapeutic effect.  A placebo is given to a person in order to deceive them into thinking that it is an active treatment. In drug testing, a placebo can be made to resemble an active medication so that it functions as a control; this is to prevent the recipient...

February 16, 2017

Can you imagine reading a full-page ad in the newspaper saying that a major scientific discovery has been made that will extend healthy living by 10 to 15 years?  For a mere $19.95 the ‘secret remedy’ is yours.  When the package arrives the instructions simply say to reconnect with as many friends as possible and start making a concerted effort to create...

February 9, 2017

Have you been hearing about the Harvard Study on aging recently?  It is back in the news and on the talk show circuit.  It originated in 1937 to follow the aging process of 237 Harvard students (males in their sophomore year).  Later, disadvantaged youths from inner-city Boston were added and then women.  Creating diversity in the study enlarged the scope...

January 11, 2017

Makes me shiver to think about it.

October 23, 2016

   

In my previous blog, the topic of Stuff was directed to seniors moving into retirement living.  I’ve addressed the overwhelming task of downsizing and dispersing years of collected “stuff.”  This column is dedicated to all the baby boomers.  I’m including myself!  Our population group will be the largest number of seniors in history.  Not onl...

October 16, 2016

Over my professional career I have had the privilege of working with thousands of Seniors in transition that are paralyzed by years of collected “stuff.”  It is like the weight of the world is holding them down.  The overwhelming task of clearing out their home keeps them from moving forward.  We spend a lifetime buying and collecting things to fill our l...

September 26, 2016

     I married in to a family with Cousin Gretchen.  Tall tales and bigger than life reputation are all that I ever knew.  She was a physician long before women were frequent members of that career and married to an attorney of renown.  They lived and raised their family in a small town in Missouri.  They were notables both locally and in a broa...

August 30, 2016

I was listening to a podcast by one of my favorite authors and speakers, Dr Bill Thomas.  His crusade is about successful, outrageous ageing!  His website and nationwide tour is called ‘Disrupt Aging!’  His tag line is, “What if everything you know about aging is wrong?”  He defines three types of seniors: the denialist, the realist and the enthusiast....

July 7, 2016

For this blog, I simply began to type.  We'll see if my thoughts can not only be coherent but helpful.  I'm sure it will help me to write it.  I'm thinking about the life/death connection. The entanglement of two threads all knotted and messy.  Never neat like a bow but a nest of confusion.  The bottom line is this, "If there is no death, there can be no...

May 31, 2016

 

 I recently heard a powerful expression, “We no longer recognize the water we swim in.”  The context of the statement was failing to appreciate how good we have it or acknowledging our many blessings that we may take for granted.  This message is stated in many ways, but the primary intent is the encouragement to have a grateful heart.  We truly need to...

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