“Old age ain’t for sissies,” stated that famous old dame, Bette Davis. I am beginning to understand what she meant. If you are getting older, like I am and hopefully everyone else is, you are finding that there are new difficulties in your life style caused by physical and mental changes. Changes in Our Bodies … More Old Age Ain’t For Sissies
After my husband’s death ten years ago I was very proud of the sense of confidence I gained from how I could take care of most problems and decisions by myself. If something broke or needed fixing, I looked it up on the internet and when able to do so, fixed it. When something was … More What Dependence?
This month I am following the theme of joy, pleasure, and happiness. I want to share some of the sources of my joy and happiness. If you need a little laughter to get you started here is a video compilation from FunnyPlox to put you in the right frame of mind for this post. Life … More Can You Laugh at Yourself?
We are all afraid of something. Fears sometimes originate from stressful or traumatic events. Some may be learned from parents. By giving fear power over our behavior and lives we can lose clear perceptions of life and the world around us. It also affects our bodies adversely if experienced on a continuous basis. Fear can … More What Are You Afraid of?
Many of us are feeling useless right now, considering the tragedy laden news we hear everyday. We have heard about terrible things going on in the world: the destruction wrought by hurricanes, earthquake, fires, shootings and resultant deaths, suffering, anger, fear and other emotions that go with such horrors. What can we do to help … More Who Needs You?
This is a story I read and loved as a child. Since I don’t have the book, I’ve told the story as well as I could remember it, but with a few of my own embellishments. Once upon a time a poor farmer, his wife and five children lived in an average sized but nice farmhouse. … More No Room For a Sneeze
I am a very positive person; I try to see the good in bad situations when possible. Many times in the past I was accused of “looking at the world through rose colored glasses.” Yes, in all honesty I was and am an optimist. Now that I am a senior citizen I have a better … More So What Can I Do???