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(From The Power of the Pause) “Nothing can be more useful to a person than a determination not to be hurried.” Thoreau, 1842 At a playground, a woman sits down next to a man on a park bench. “That’s my … Continue reading
What can you give someone that is natural, organic, and naturally sweet, no pesticides, non-fattening, no preservatives and 100% wholesome? It is also free and the supply is endless, and it lowers blood pressure and reduces stress, which cuts the … Continue reading
How do I know if my mom has Alzheimer’s disease? What are some of the early signs of this disease? -Betty
Good question, Betty. Many people, including myself, want to know what signs to look for. For wisdom on this subject I went to wonderful resource, Coach Broyles’ Playbook for Alzheimer’s Caregivers. Frank Broyles, is Athletic Director Emeritus for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks. His wife, Barbara, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Frank says, “I had many questions and spent a lot of time looking for answers. What I learned is contained in my book, Playbook for Alzheimer’s Caregivers.”
One of the first topics which Coach Broyles deals with in his book is what signs to look for.
I am a single parent. Being a single parent is an over-whelming, exhausting job because my children depend on me for everything. I am responsible for all aspects of my family’s well-being, from managing the finances to keeping track of homework assignments, meals, and extra-curricular activities, plus I have an outside job. Sometimes it feels like I have the whole world on my shoulders. I never have time for just “me.” How can I have some “me” time? Help? -Amanda Continue reading
What can you give someone that is natural, organic, and naturally sweet, no pesticides, non-fattening, no preservatives and 100% wholesome? It is also free and the supply is endless, and it lowers blood pressure and reduces stress, which cuts the risk of heart disease. Oh by the way it can improve mental health, physical health and build a good immune system and can lift depression. What is it? Continue reading
Imagine that at 12:01 on New Year’s Eve, God gives each of us a brand new book. This book has 364 pages and all the pages are blank. The title is Opportunity 2014. Also imagine what would happen, if each day and on each page, we wrote the name of the person who received our love and care that day. If you and I would do this: brighten at least one life each day of 2014 , we would make a magnificent difference in our families, neighbors, workplace, community and country.
I was in Meijer (which is always a bit overwhelming for me). I was looking for cakes for Steve’s birthday, and a hand grabbed mine. It was a little boy (7 or 8 years old) asking if I could help … Continue reading
Starfish Story A friend of ours was walking down a deserted Mexican beach at sunset. As he walked along, he began to see another man in the distance. As he grew nearer, he noticed that the local native kept leaning … Continue reading
Father Anthony De Mello, Jesuit priest and psychotherapist, tells the following story: There was a shipwreck and people were floating on a raft somewhere off the coast of Brazil. As time passed for those poor souls their fear mounted. They … Continue reading