If you're thinking a lot about "good times, long gone" during this holiday season, you might be pleased to learn there's a nostalgia expert available.
As we age, we are increasingly more likely to encounter the loss of a loved one.
Many of you will be purchasing holiday gifts over the next few weeks.
People who are affirming and positive are a joy to be around. People who are not — are not. I consider this statement a twist on The Golden Rule.
Let's begin with the editor's note from a magazine titled "Mental Floss." This editor, who is also co-founder of the magazine (www.mentalfloss.com), is Mangesh Hattikudur.
This week I heard a story that goes something like this. A son arranged installation of remote-controlled window shades in his 80-year-old mother's home.
I have been doing a lot of in-residence grandparenting lately. We have seven grandchildren between the ages of 9 months and 20 years, but recently most of my time has been spent with the youngest.
Some words are friendlier than others. For example "genuine" is a beckoning word, don't you think? "Beneficial" is, as well. One of the less-friendly words in our language is "audit."
What will the human body look like in the future? I'm not thinking about an already-aging body's appearance 10 years from now.
Several days ago, I was looking up a recipe for "avocado egg bake" on the Internet and, instead, came upon a catalog from a company called "Health Advocates for Older People." (www.hafop.org)
Did you know 46 percent of older adults have arthritis? Wow.
It's Sunday again. Amazing how that happens each week.
Sometimes when I'm chatting with my age peers, the discussion turns to individual maladies. I think of those moments as "organ recitals."
I received an interesting email from a reader named Dolores several months ago. She'd created a personal statement titled "Advocacy for My Future Self."
Throughout my life I've thought of myself as fairly creative. I once gave a jar of ladybugs to a former boyfriend for his birthday. It was a huge jar — maybe 1,000 ladybugs.
Careful readers of this column over the last few months will notice I've devoted a lot of attention to "age-friendly living." There's a reason.
I've always believed that if you thoughtfully envision something, it's more likely to happen in the way you desire.
I just came back from the grocery store. It was a simple trip — a dozen eggs, a few avocados, grated cheese and some marmalade.
We visited with some younger friends this week. They have a new baby and a new house. As we toured their attractive home, I was struck by the number of stairs.
The word "prism" was used in the media this week. It's not a word you hear very often, so I found myself reflecting on its meaning.