Category Archives: holistic health

Flu Hysteria Decends – Keep Your Wits and Promote Health

Yesterday Mom called me and said she was quarantined.  “It’s just terrifying,” she said.  “They came in to wake me up in gas masks.”  “I’m not allowed to leave,” she continued, “And if I do, I can never come back, so you better do … Continue reading

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Christmas

The facility where my mother lives is suddenly flooded by families I’ve never seen before, lugging in bags toppling out of their arms, filled with food and gifts.  It’s wonderful to see them congregating where their loved ones are “stuck”, bringing their … Continue reading

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Great Advice on How to Heal Holiday Stress For Good

I just received a holiday newsletter from one of my favorite inspirational writers, Brenda Shoshanna, the founder of Compassionate Care. (See end of this post for her website and more info.)  Not only do I find Dr. Shoshanna’s advice to be incredibly wise, but … Continue reading

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Resisting the Medicalization of Brain Aging – Essential Advice from a Geriatric Neurologist with Brilliance and Heart

I’d planned on reviewing a few different books on Alzheimer’s disease today, but one struck me as so riveting and essential to thought on this topic that it overwhelmingly merited it’s own distinct post.  The refreshing and future-changing thoughts of the author, Dr. … Continue reading

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Caregiver Distraction, or Something More Serious? 3 Helpful Resource Books, and more to come…

Recently I had a succession of days when I found myself falling into a dark cavern of brain fog and was painfully unable to hold things together with the lists and support systems that usually help me keep life intact.  I’ve always … Continue reading

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Cohousing: A Meaningful Alternative to Corporate Senior Residences

Cohousing is all about options, preserving the individual with separately owned units, while nurturing community with common spaces and shared decision making, optional group meals, and cooperative events. Continue reading

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Holistic Health Strategies for Dementia and Parkinson’s – Part One

anyone who hears your diagnosis and tells you what to do with your health is somewhat ignorant about the nature of disease and how we heal. People are incredibly individual in how they manifest certain illnesses.
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