Category Archive: Healthy Mind

Jul 29

Coping With Your Parents Decline. Strategies you need to know.

 My Father is 92 years old and he’s starting to deteriorate rather rapidly. It’s shocking and disturbing and sad. He’s led a very full life, not without it’s difficult moments. In Germany during WWII he was a gunner aboard a B-24 Liberator. On his 40-something mission his plane was hit and he parachuted into enemy …

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Jun 24

Musing About Music

Musing about Music — I recently read that 30 minutes of music a day is good for your health. The possibility of reducing blood pressure and reducing memory loss got my attention. Below are some extracts for articles I found on the internet. Yesterday my wife and I started setting aside 30 minutes a day …

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Jun 03

Eight Minutes of Mindfulness / Yoga with Ritu Pandya

Here it is!  The first Yoga video with Ritu Pandya.  Ritu teaches Yoga, Bollywood Dance, Doonya and much more! This first video, Eight Minutes of Mindfulness,  highlights basic yoga poses and stretches.  If you haven’t done Yoga before this will be a terrific place to start! You might find if helpful to watch it through …

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May 08

Is Traveling Healthy for Seniors?

We leave in a couple days for a trip to Provence, France. So I thought I would Google to see how many hits I would get on the subject of “benefits of travel for seniors”. Of the 33 million hits, those selling travel packages for seniors was the most frequent. Followed by warnings about traveling with a …

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May 05

Is this “Aging with Grace” or looking like a fool?

My normal response to any Facebook posting that reads “you have to see this” is to delete it without looking at it.  I do the same when I get an envelope marked “open, urgent.” It goes in the trash instantly! But something told me to open this email. It came from someone I trusted, so …

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Apr 24

The Joy of Making Coffee

Recently, my husband and I decided to go back to making our morning coffee in a French Press. The thrill was gone from using our K-Cup coffee maker. It’s fast and easy but something seemed to be missing. Making the morning coffee has always been my job. Bill does all the cooking, lucky me 🙂 …

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Apr 20

Grammy in the Hood

I think “playing” may become one of my “spiritual practices”. It fits my current definition – activities that nourish your soul, energize you, and make you feel good. Last week, I played Xbox Kinect “River Rush” with my grandsons, Ben (15) and Tim (10). It was such fun! and great exercise! Of course, they creamed …

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Apr 16

Geo-what?

  In 2003 we were flying somewhere and my wife handed me a USAir inflight magazine and said this sounds like something you would like. It was an article about a new “sport” called GeoCaching (a.k.a. caching). According to GeoCaching.com “Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a …

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Apr 14

What does aging with grace look like?

This week the facilitator of my Aging with Grace discussion group said “You are aging gracefully as long as you are asking questions.” At first I was not sure if I could buy into that definition. When I am faced with this type definition, I automatically hear Dr. Dan Gottlieb saying “What would it look like if …

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Apr 14

“Goddesses Never Age”

I’ve read lots of articles about aging over the years, trying to find things that would help my husband and me stay healthy as we get older. The advice always seems the same – exercise, eat better, stay optimistic, socialize, etc. All good things. But… I’ve actually been doing these things for years (stretching, walking, eating reasonably …

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