From the monthly archives: June 2018

Fruit is low in calories, […]

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During  a radio program, the interviewer asked me, “How can we confront conflict collaboratively?”

It is significantly useful to be ready and open, LISTENING to the points of view of others,  and making a continuing effort to understand their ideas and motives.  To support the possibility of understanding the other’s perspective, it is worth while […]

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The Gifts of Slow

On June 19, 2018 By

For several months, I’ve been going to my local YMCA in the early morning to exercise in their large swimming pool.  I used to go when they opened just after 5:00 AM but now that I’m in my mid-80’s, many of my usual activities have been starting at a considerably later time in the morning.  […]

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You Have a Choice!

On June 14, 2018 By

The cat’s out of the bag and there’s no going back. Your grandmother’s belief that how she ages was primarily determined by genes and a little bit of luck, well, that belief has gone the way of the eight-track player. According to the MacArthur Foundation’s 10-year study on aging, approximately 70% of physical aging and […]

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Oh, to be young again…Really? Recently, a friend sent me letters I had written to her during our first year in college. In one letter, I wrote: “I went to a meeting last night that will change my life forever. I learned about institutional racism:  we are all racists.” The following week I wrote, “I […]

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F.A.C.E. your future. This week I’m focusing on the ‘C’ or ‘carrying a load.’ When we say ‘carrying a load,’ we mean resistance training or weight lifting.  Through resistance training, you build new muscles and maintain the muscles you have. Remember that even though we like to call it “carrying a load,” you can resistance train by using resistance bands or […]

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) eliminated the ability to use recharacterization to reverse the conversion of a Traditional IRA into a Roth IRA. The process of undoing a Roth conversion was called a “Roth recharacterization.” This rule existed because tax payers often did not know what their total income would be […]

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