I received this pithy text on April 4, 2020 and I had no idea initially who it was from:
Good Lord! Who is this? Finally, a flashback. On January 12, 2020, I was standing in front of a bookstand in the park marveling at its painted turquoise exterior covered with green and blue buttons. That’s when Carol, an energetic 78-year-old woman came along carrying an armful of books and began to restack the stand. She was bubbly and vivacious. We spoke like we had known each other forever and exchanged telephone numbers at the end. When I called Carol later, we talked again…
Try these Pennsylvania fun fall favorites. Make this fall season fun. Do something you have never done before. Meet a new friend, exercise outdoor, eat healthily and see life from a different point of view by engaging in these fun fall activities.
Honey Crisp, Cortland and Keepsake, Jonamac, McIntosh, Gala, Empire, Red Delicious and Granny Smith. By now you must know I’m naming apples. Yes! With fall come apples. Just in time for apple pies, apple jam, apple custard, you just name it. But before you kill the apples with all that sugar, think of the healt…
There’s good news and there’s bad news when it comes to daily stress. First the bad: Eight out of 10 Americans reported that they frequently (44%) or sometimes (35%) encounter stress in their daily lives, according to a recent Gallup poll.
The good news is there’s no shortage of simple tips and techniques you can do right on the spot to get back on track when stress is making work unbearable. Here are seven of these tips:
1. Go for a walk
One of the best ways to relieve tension is simply to get up and go. Walking for as few as 10 minutes every three hours will …
It may seem cliché to create a list of New Year’s resolutions, but there’s a reason it’s so popular … especially for retirees (and pre-retirees). The beginning of a new year is a great time to think about where you want to go in the months ahead — and then create a plan to take you there.
Chances are, staying healthy and continuing to be financially independent are at the top of your wish list.
If that’s the case, here’s a list of resolutions every retiree should consider stealing:
1. Eat colorfully
There’s a simple trick to making sure you’re getting a broad sp…
Life is a series of fixed routines and with good reason. Routines make life much simpler. A daily routine limits the number of decisions necessary in a day and takes the guesswork out of complex tasks. Routine makes it easier to remember through repetition.
While some routine is necessary, especially for older adults, a life of constant routine and reliving the same day over and over limits brainpower. Just as the human body gets soft and lethargic from lack of exertion, so too does the brain. The mind becomes sluggish and atrophies if it doesn’t receive constant stimu…
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