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Your Personal Community

Posted On: August, 17, 2022 | Author:

Do you have a “community” outside of family and close friends?  Think about all of the organizations you may be involved in – church, women’s or men’s organizations, golf or other sports, craft groups, library, etc.  Which do you genuinely enjoy spending time participating in and which do you do attend simply due of obligation?

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Preparing For Hurricane Season 2022

Posted On: August, 2, 2022 | Author:

We still have four months of hurricane season left in Florida, so here are some tips on how to protect yourselves and your loved ones.

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Do You Carry Regret in Your Life?

Posted On: July, 19, 2022 | Author:

REGRETS:  We all have them, and we all struggle with them.  If we live our lives to the fullest, it is nearly impossible to avoid some type of regret.  They are unavoidable.

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When Someone Dies

Posted On: July, 1, 2022 | Author:

When someone dies, the first thing to do is nothing. Don't run out and call the nurse. Don't pick up the phone. Take a deep breath and be present to the magnitude of the moment.

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Are You Taking Things Too Personally?

Posted On: June, 18, 2022 | Author:

Do you tend to take things too personally and wind up getting your feelings hurt?  Taking things personally does not bode well for us in relationships with our spouse, children, friends, or work associates.  Habitually taking another person’s words or actions personally may be because we believe that person is intentionally referring to us in some way and we read negative intent in what they are saying or doing.  When we do this, we give that person all of the power and take away our own, by putting our feelings at the mercy of others, regardless of whether they meant to attack you personally or not.

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Tips for Seniors to Withstand Summer Heat and Humidity

Posted On: June, 4, 2022 | Author:

People who are 65 and older generally have a harder time adjusting to sudden or extreme changes in temperature.  Their body’s ability to thermoregulate body heat may be due to medications, chronic medical conditions, etc.

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Do You Have a Hard Time Saying No?

Posted On: May, 19, 2022 | Author:

Do you have a hard time saying no?  It is a very small word - just two simple letters.  But, saying no can be tough, as we do not want to disappoint, alienate, or hurt anyone’s feelings.  Let’s explore how we can begin to say no in certain situations.

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Muscle Health and Exercise for Seniors

Posted On: April, 27, 2022 | Author:

As we age, our bodies change and can require a different type of exercise.  And, though we may have been able to just jog or run on the treadmill in our younger years, we now need different types of exercise to build strength and muscle mass.

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Are you a Stockpiler or a Sharer?

Posted On: April, 11, 2022 | Author:

Years ago, when I was working as an ER nurse, I attended a mandatory in-service designed to enhance cooperation and productivity in the workforce.  The trainer told a story entitled, Stone Soup.  Most of my southern coworkers had all heard the story in one version or another, but being from New England, I never had.  The story went something like this:

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Are You a Hugger?

Posted On: March, 22, 2022 | Author:

I grew up in a French family with lots of siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, etc. and we hugged each other…A LOT!  Since it was the preferred form of greeting, both in my family and the French Catholic community I grew up in, I always found it very normal.  However, when I moved away from Northern Maine, I realized this is not always the case with everyone.

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