Posts Tagged "connection"

You always planned to age in place. The pandemic – and stay-at-home orders that followed – probably accelerated the plan. Fortunately, you have endless options to bring your favorite activities home.

Even as more older adults get the COVID-19 vaccine, you still want to stay safe. And that may mean sticking close to home for some time. But you don’t have to – or will want to – miss activities, luxuries or traditions you enjoyed outside the home.

Instead, make home your haven for everything you love.

Here’s how to do your favorite activities at home, plus tips to hel…

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20 Heartfelt Healthy Habits

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February 10th, 2020 Health & Wellness No Comments

It’s February, the month in which we celebrate Valentine’s Day. So, there is going to be lots of talk on the internet, on television and church about the heart and everything associated with it. The heart is a big deal—though a small organ—and it deserves to have its own month. As a matter fact, the heart should have three months! Yes, three, as in after two and before four.

Why three? Because the human heart is more than the organ which “beats about 2.5 billion times over the average lifetime, pushing millions of gallons of blood to every part of the body…[c…

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Champagne glasses, new year, four decisions

What if we approached the New Year in the way a bride approaches her wedding day? We would not have to worry ourselves with well-intentioned New Year resolutions. Instead, we’d simply decide on four things to take into the new year—“something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.”

Most of us are familiar with this traditional English wedding rhyme that dates to the nineteenth century. In its shortened contemporary version (“and a sixpence in her shoe” is seldom used), the rhyme contains the clues to the “four good-luck objects…a bride…

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connections health and healing

My niece had asked me to become her so-called doula. By the
time I arrived at the hospital, the new addition to the family had arrived
already. The baby had come four weeks early, but the nurses were ready,
preparing her for the new world. The newborn was hungry; so they fed her as my
niece gradually recovered from the anesthesia. But once awakened, they were
adamant that my niece hold her baby and make the “skin-to-skin” connection—the
bonding process. The newborn needed connection and love to feel safe in the
cold, sterile room outside the warm womb that had incuba…

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