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Updated at 5:36 PM

When I show up on Sunday mornings, I like to wake things up a bit. I like to send the kids off with some new spiritual tools to rev up the “normal” in their weeks. As a high school Sunday school teacher, I make sure that I am really, really prepared… podcasts, videos, new music, [...]

Updated Jun 26, 2015 at 11:54 AM

I loved being pregnant. When I carried my first born inside me he was safe and I controlled everything. I ate healthy foods, never drank alcohol or even took a Tylenol. I took naps and tried to think positive thoughts. I just knew he would grow up...

Updated Jun 20, 2015 at 11:04 AM

In the Chinese language the symbol for crisis has a dual meaning, both danger, but also critical-point, perhaps a turning point or opportunity. Indeed, crisis is often a dangerous opportunity. I have certainly found that to be true in my own life.

Updated Jun 18, 2015 at 5:52 PM

In late 2013 Sharon and I founded Age-Friendly Innovators (www.agefriendlyinnovators.org) a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to help older adults safely stay in their home for as long as possible.  This is called...

Updated Jun 16, 2015 at 11:38 AM

We don’t see it coming, we only get two choices and both choices are completely unacceptable.  What do we do? We are handed a first-thing-tomorrow deadline, for instance.  Because of expensive and once-in-a-lifetime plans for tonight, we say “no”.

Updated Jun 12, 2015 at 5:31 PM

Shame often has a long shadow.  Even when we have worked to take responsibility and make amends, or to take a stand for ourselves and reveal our secrets in safety and acceptance, it can hang around and cause pain. Healing and releasing our shame is...

Updated Jun 5, 2015 at 10:20 PM

Providence Health & Services and Medford Medical Clinic are in the process of bringing the clinic's 30 primary-care and specialty providers, 170 support staff and three facilities under Providence's umbrella by year's end.The...

Updated Jun 5, 2015 at 5:24 PM

What do we do when we feel ashamed and that shame is inspired by our authentic internal sense of morality? The first step is to acknowledge, if possible, the error of our ways.  This means admitting our culpability.  Keeping secrets almost always...

Updated Jun 2, 2015 at 1:43 PM

This blog borrows heavily from the Changing Aging website (www.changingaging.org) and a May, 2015 blog by Alexa Elheart, who I’m concluding is a young woman who wants we oldsters to shape up a little.  I did some heavy-duty editing of the...

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