Awe Walks, Meditation, and Tears = Enchantment

Awe Walks, Meditation, and Tears = Enchantment

Today I want to share with you three self-compassion actions I have been taking to calm myself, reenergize my heart, and find glory in the flower and splendor in my thoughts. Awe Walks Have you ever taken an Awe Walk? Dacher Keltner, a professor of psychology at the...
Fentanyl Overdoses Ravaging America

Fentanyl Overdoses Ravaging America

A new article from the New York Times details the shocking rise of overdose deaths from Fentanyl in America. These lines in particular bring the point home: How does this compare with other causes of death? In terms of mortality, the current fentanyl crisis dwarfs any...
Do You Know A Silver Splitter?

Do You Know A Silver Splitter?

  When we think of baby boomers living alone, we often think of widows and widowers or those who have never partnered up. Nearly 16 million people aged 65 and older in the US lived solo in 2022, three times as many who lived alone in that age group in the 1960s. And...
Simply The Best – A Tribute to Tina Turner – May 24, 2023

Simply The Best – A Tribute to Tina Turner – May 24, 2023

My good friend and pilot, Dr. James Flowers, was flying over Los Angeles today when suddenly there was commotion. First it was air traffic control, then it was United, then it was Southwest and then Delta. All of them said the same thing. “Be on the lookout for...
REPORT: Drug & Alcohol Deaths on the Rise Among Older Americans

REPORT: Drug & Alcohol Deaths on the Rise Among Older Americans

With the holidays coming, an oft-overlooked population is aging adults. Sadly, drug and alcohol deaths are on the rise in older adults. Trauma, chronic pain, and isolation often play a part in an older adult’s life. I was even invited to a Pot Party at age 72!...
Death

Death

Nothing prepared me for April 20, 1996. It was the day after Easter a supposed time of resurrection and goodness. Instead, my husband was DOA after sliding backwards into the center divide in his brand new (with not a scratch on it) Infiniti. Two days before after...
Different Types of Grief & How To Deal With Them

Different Types of Grief & How To Deal With Them

What is Grief Grief is the natural reaction to losing something  Speaking Grief offers a wonderful website and resource which you can find here. Types of  Grief Anticipatory Grief Expecting loss or change can lead to anticipatory grief. With it, “we end up...
How Families Cope After Suicide

How Families Cope After Suicide

When I was 7, my father died by suicide. To say I was traumatized to learn that he hung himself with a tie would be an understatement.  My mother, also experiencing this trauma, had no place where she could share her loss and the feelings of guilt and shame and anger...