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A marketplace of ideas and thoughts

for today’s mature adult.

 

  • Bringing Calmness to Any Situation Silence is a source of great strength.   ~Lao Tzu In the Standford University publication, “Compassion’s Curative Power,” Emma Seppala, PhD and associate director of Stanford School of Medicine’s The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE), shares that most of us are “wired for empathy,” and states: “Whenever we look at or interact with others, parts of ...
  • Someone to Watch Over Me Come and sit quietly with me. Have a cup of coffee. Hold my hand. Some days I won’t know you, yet some days I might. Your time is most precious to me. Little do you know your strength calms me; tell me it will be alright. Be patient with me. What is real to me may not be ...
  • I’ve Got Your Back Dear Jean, Father’s Day is coming up.  I don’t know what to get for Dad. He has lost so much of his memory.  At times, he doesn’t even know me.  Why bother? Dad isn’t the same person he used to be.   Sometimes he thinks I am his younger brother, Bill, who died in Korea.  It hurts. For the ...
  • A Look Back at Climate Change As a science writer I always looked for stories about the future, so it’s no surprise that I started covering global warming and climate change during the late 80’s.  Recently going through my files I ran across one of those stories, from 1989, that ran on the cover of The Los Angeles Times Sunday magazine. What’s ...
  • Sharing the Road: Grandparents Can Mentor Teen Drivers Parents and grandparents alike know that “pit of the stomach” feeling when a child grabs the keys and drives away for the first time. It’s both exhilarating to share their freedom and frightening to consider all of the things that could happen when they are behind the wheel. A new study recently revealed that grandparents are ...
  • Neuroplasticity Think of the brain as a collection of millions of roads – 100,000 miles of neural pathways. And every time we wish to move, learn something new, recall a fact, recognize someone, or do any of the magnificent things our brain is capable of, messages travel along these pathways at hyper-speeds of up to nearly ...
  • ‘Graywashing’ tackled in The Journal on Active Aging From an issue of the Journal on Active Aging, is the article Tackling Graywashing: What Drives It, How to  Recognize and Avoid It In the article, Marilynn Larkin writes that products that purport to ‘combat’ aging treat older adults as though they’re damaged goods — and many organizations that claim to be ‘senior friendly,’ aren’t. Shortly after the launch of the International ...
  • Why Surgery is Better Than a Cold I’ve had a lot of surgery in my life, and I’ve had a lot of colds. No doubt about it. I’d rather have surgery than a cold. With surgery, you have a pretty good idea of what to expect. You’ll have some rough days initially, and then every day will be a little better than the ...
  • Q & A with Bill Gifford, Author of “Spring Chicken, Stay Young Forever (Or Die Trying)” What inspired you to write about aging and the research surrounding it?  I started thinking about the subject as I entered my 40s and realized that things were changing, albeit subtly. Also, at the same time, I’d had two beautiful dogs, lab mixes, brother and sister, and I’d watched them go from exuberant puppies to strong, ...
  • The Most Important Thing You’ll Do Today When I was in my medical training, I was taught that if I could not bandage it, sew it up, treat it with medication, cut it out or otherwise physically modify it, then it was not for me to attempt to heal. Only several decades later did I learn what my medical school professors either ...