More of us are living longer, and sometimes our bodies are in better shape than our minds as we hit 80-90 years and beyond of age. I am seeing this dynamic in my mother-in-law, who is 92 and can still walk a mile and a half around a mall with few breaks, but who experiences memory gaps that frighten her and challenge that brilliant mind that conquered crosswords in pen and dominated all of us in Scrabble not so long ago.
Seeing her change and decline has been a life lesson to all of us that this may be our future as well, and we need to think now about how we want our lives to be then. Continue reading
Adulting is one of my favorite “new” words. It seems to capture the essence of watching our grown children taking on the responsibilities that we used to take care of for them (so seemingly effortlessly). We see them discover that being an adult is hard, frustrating at times, and just when your kids think they have it covered, that inner teen can pop out to remind them that they aren’t there quite yet. Continue reading
If you are a planner like me (Strong “J” on the Myers-Briggs!), you have a plan most of the time and have probably been like that all of your life. When others flail around frantically, you have a plan, a backup plan, and a hazy third option that can snap into place if the first two fall through. Continue reading
I am not a math whiz like my handsome hubby, so imagine my surprise when I realized that the secret to lifelong love can be expressed in an algebraic equation!
Choice x Habit = Sustained Results Continue reading
We are celebrating thirty years of marriage soon, and many acquaintances and friends have asked, “What’s your secret?” Continue reading