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Navigating Aging

Instead of arguing with an older adult who says, “I don’t want any assistance,” try to follow up by asking “Tell me more. What are you concerned about?” They may reveal there are circumstances at home — perhaps hoarding, perhaps … Continue reading

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Beacon of Hope

Comical Explanation

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Values

What values do you live by everyday? Fairness , kindness and integrity, which I express through loving-kindness meditation: May I be kind to myself and others; May I show fairness in my behavior and decisions; And may I demonstrate integrity … Continue reading

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Appreciation Walk

You can do this anywhere, but we recommended getting outside if you can, especially in nature. As you walk, take a few deep breaths, allowing the rhythm of your breathing to be slow and relaxed. Notice how your body feels. … Continue reading

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Journaling: Realationship

List five important people in your life, not including members of your family of origin. Did anything importable happen to bring you together with these people? Write down any coincidences or synchronicities you can remember.  Now, stepping into your social … Continue reading

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