LifeLivedForward_SLICES_11

 

A collection of straightforward advice about

everyday issues faced by seniors.

 

  • When Taking on the Basement – Make a Game of It! Get up! Get outta here! Gone!” Bob Uecker has a great line. Let’s borrow it to clean out a major league opponent – the “Basement.” That word brings shivers to even the most stronghearted folks. Don’t balk. You can go the distance. Not only do we want to win this game; we will sweep the series. Let’s break ...
  • Body, Brains, and Bliss As an Orthopod, I began coaching my patients to change their bodies through fitness in order to save their mobility, a key factor in remaining vital and active. What I have learned, however, is that we are not only saving mobility but saving lives! Taking control of our physical bodies is more than looking good in ...
  • On my radar: Death Cleaning On my radar are trend bytes – a gathering of observations – that indicate a larger trend is at work.  I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing the book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo for a boomer-focused blog. It’s a hot trend right now. In my research I consistently hear older adults say ...
  • Are Your Online Habits Putting Your Accounts and Identity at Risk? I’m wondering how many people have returned to their old habits now that the Equifax data breach is not in the news every day. Protecting personal information to avoid identity theft needs to be ongoing. There is probably no way to remove all risk of identity theft, but there are many steps that can be ...
  • Heart Health Impacts Hearing Health February is Hearth Month and a time to highlight the benefits of a healthy cardiovascular system. Did you know that having a healthy heart can contribute to your hearing health as well?  According to a recent article, studies have shown the following: Adults with cardiovascular disease and signs of peripheral circulation disorder have less hearing abilities ...
  • Feel the Burn: The Art of Burning Man comes to the Renwick in March Eye Level spoke with Nora Atkinson, the Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery, to learn more about her upcoming exhibition No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man, opening at the Renwick on March 30, 2018. Cutting-edge artwork created at Burning Man, the annual desert gathering that has become one of ...
  • 5 Tips to Control Your Fear in Retirement Fear of Money or Losing Money can Force Bad Investment Behavior Chrematophobia (also called Chrometophobia) is the intense fear of money. Some phobics are only afraid of the corrupting power of money, while others might fear financial failures or the responsibility money brings. News stories about market volatility can also lead to fear of money. The ...
  • The Mediterranean Diet Takes Top Honor Are you looking to maintain your weight, eat healthy, and stay younger? You’re in luck. The Mediterranean diet has recently been ranked as one of the best programs to accomplish these goals. In our book, “Mind-Body-Spirit Connections: A Pathway to better Health,” we stated the Mediterranean diet was one of the better diets to stay ...
  • New Commitments Most of us have experienced a passionate commitment with a larger purpose which brings energy anew to our lives.  Our impact broadens through our imagination and dedication.  As we open space in our daily lives and develop ever more specific interests throughout the years when some of our initial personal and professional responsibilities have been ...
  • Preparing to Downsize How do you catch a monkey? Long ago, an interesting way was to let them catch themselves. Hunters would make a hole in a coconut, put pieces of oranges inside and then hang the coconut from a tree. As the monkey came around, it would catch the sweet smell of the oranges and reach into the hole. Once ...
  • The Impact of Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids Over The Counter Hearing Aid Act Passed…What Exactly Does this Mean for the Audiology Industry? The Over The Counter (OTC) Hearing Aid Act was passed recently by Congress, which will undoubtedly have an effect on the industry. Details of this Act can be found here. Several people have asked for my opinion on the passage of ...
  • How Much Water Should We Drink Everyday? More than 2000 years ago Hippocrates (460–377 BCE) said, “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.” What does that mean when it comes to water? Water has been described as a neglected, unappreciated, ...