- Home Mon, 29 Aug 2016 23:12:38 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb What It's Like to Live with Alzheimer's

A compelling and chilling video on one journalist's story of how he's living through a diagnosis of Alzheimer's.  This disease along with dementia will cause the deaths of one in three seniors.  Yet, there's no cure. Meanwhile, we're facing an onslaught of aging boomers.

]]> (Helen Whelan) Featured Home Thu, 03 Mar 2016 22:41:42 +0000
How Not Making a Choice Can Fuel Inertia

Jill grew up with parents preaching, “Never follow the crowd just because that’s the popular thing to do.” Jill was solving jigsaw puzzles at the age of two (“too bright”), she was a tomboy (“too boyish”) and a Jew living in the “wrong neighborhood” (“too Yankee”). The eldest of four children, her two brothers relentlessly teased her, and she confesses she never dated in high school.making good choices to combat inertia

Like many young women, Jill had a “when I grow up” scenario. “After graduating from high school I will go directly to college, graduate at twenty-one, marry two weeks later, start my first engineering job, have children, work for the same company, receive appropriate raises, retire at sixty-five, and then die.” One of only six women in her graduating class, Jill thought she was on her way to career advancement and life fulfillment. Nevertheless, her agenda ran headlong into reality. Her first job lasted only five years. Extensive treatments for infertility yielded no results; then, she divorced after eighteen years of marriage.

With her mythology of success obliterated, Jill found herself stuck in the paralysis of inertia.

]]> (Sandra Ford Walston, The Courage Expert) Featured Home Mon, 04 Aug 2014 16:22:05 +0000
Attachments and How They Undermine Your Courage!

If there were one item you could take with you when you pass on, what would it be?decisions about life passion

My dear and gracious friend “Aunt Gert” said many times, “Honey, you ever seen a U-Haul truck pull up with the Hearse?” You cannot take it with you! “ An attachment, writes Anthony De Mello in Awareness, is a belief that without something you are not going to be happy. Once you get convinced of that—and it gets into our subconscious, it gets stamped into the roots of our being—you are finished.” 

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]]> (Sandra Ford Walston, The Courage Expert) Featured Home Sun, 11 Oct 2015 19:52:16 +0000
How do I know if I am at a healthy weight for my height and age?

What is a BMI index and why is it important for your health? BMI stands for Body Mass Index and is a number that is calculated based on a person's weight and height. This number can help a person understand how much fat is on the body and how this may cause other weight category disease.

BMI and healthy weight,What's Obese,what should I weigh?Calculating BMI is found differently for adults and children. A healthy BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9 for adults and children but the calculation differs slightly based on age, weight, and height. As a physical therapist I have patients ask me what the difference is between obese and morbidly obese. A person is considered obese if the BMI is 30 or higher, and morbidly obese begins at a BMI of 40. That's a weight of about 235 for a person who is 5 feet 4 inches tall and a weight of about 280 for a person 5 feet 10 inches tall. Read More


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The Time You Have Left

Great video to show how much time we spend sleeping, eating, bathing, working....and then how little time we spend doing what we really want.  Makes you think about your choices!


]]> (Helen Whelan) Featured Home Tue, 29 Apr 2014 14:29:08 +0000
How to Live a Conscious Life or At Least Save Money

As we move forward in the New Year, it takes a lot of vigilance to stay focused and move toward…not drift away from our goals and what we want. Sometimes we don’t have clarity on what action to take to move towards our goals. We need thinking time or exploration time but instead we sedate ourselves, avoid our feelings and what? Shop of course!conscious living and shopping

Besides draining the bank account, what’s worst is we spend so much time online or in stores, searching or trying to make the best decision on what shoes to buy or what camping gear to get. We think we’re smart by figuring out the best, latest, greatest tech gear. But, what does this all mean besides wasting time?

Robert A. Murphy wrote this incredible story for, What I learned from a Six Month Spending Freeze about the short-term emotional benefits shopping provided:

]]> (Helen Whelan) Featured Home Tue, 07 Jan 2014 16:10:19 +0000
Millennials and the Holiday Spirit

Although it may be the holiday season, as far as presents go that doesn't mean a whole lotmillennials and giving to Millennials. Like so many other issues, they have their own ideas about gift giving. Apparently what they want is cash, mostly to pay down college costs and other debt.

So much for the negative stereotype that those born between 1980 and 2000 are lazy and have a sense of entitlement. Millennials are laboring under a collective $1 trillion in debt from student loans and still struggling to find jobs. Yet a survey of 6,500 members of the so-called 'Me Generation' indicates that last year well over half of them made donations to charitable causes and volunteered their time.

Money is but one venue for generosity. Kindness is an even more valuable currency. Alan Cohen, author

As the parents of Millennials, no matter what Christmas gifts you're giving this year, you probably want to spend holiday time with family. Here are ideas for you and your Millennials that include the spirit of giving back: Read More

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Navigating Sudden Change and Your Reaction

Remember playing car-racing games at the arcade, trying to stay on the virtual road while going as fast as you can? In those videos, sharp curves keep switching and obstacles suddenly appear, causing you to crash and burn if your reactions aren’t fast enough.

It may be fun to play a game, but what about when life itself mirrors this wild ride? Whether you're actually on a dangerous road or navigating the twists and turns of life, you don't always get advance warning of the risks ahead. When these do occur, they can put your carefully orchestrated plans in jeopardy.navigating setbacks and change

Do these unforeseen hazards sound familiar? You've just gotten your finances under control when you bite down on a hard candy and break a tooth. How will you fit the cost of a crown into your budget now? Or you've worked hard to make your new exercise routine a habit but, over-doing it, you tear a muscle that will take months to heal. So now you're back on the couch, trying to recover. And the diet you carefully followed after the holidays was derailed with the arrival of your weekend guests. Will you be able to get back on track once they leave?

If you find yourself in the midst of a constant stream of challenges that threaten to overwhelm you, you may be looking to tone down the level of your emotions and reactions. Here are some ways to begin:  Read More

]]> (Rosemary and Phyllis) Featured Home Fri, 11 Oct 2013 19:06:21 +0000
Postpone Procrastination and Get on with Your Life
postpone procrastinationStop feeling the stress of what could happen. Make your move and know it doesn't have to be perfect.
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