“The world touches us in so many ways,” poet David Whyte reminds us in his book Consolations, “through the trials of love, through pain, through happiness, through our simple everyday movement through the world.” This sense of connection is what many of us have missed in the last year: a hug from a friend, a kiss … Continue reading Touch & Pleasure Are Essential: Here’s How To Give Them To Yourself
Despite age and multiple health problems, many seniors are coping better than their younger cohorts with the isolation of COVID-19, recent studies suggest. Maybe it’s because they’ve faced adversity before. Diane Evans, a 74-year old resident of a senior center in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, suffers from depression and other health issues. These days, she … Continue reading These Seniors Can’t Be Stopped By A Pandemic
As Pandemic Blues Drag On, Could Getting A Dog Be The Cure? As the COVID-19 crisis continues to grow and the temperatures drop around the country, forcing many back into isolation, one might consider the folksy advice often attributed to President Harry S. Truman: If you want a friend in life, get a dog. While it … Continue reading Should You Get A Pet?
It’s time for the family to talk about how to handle Thanksgiving this year. As the pandemic rages on, many of us are longing to see aging parents, old friends, and enjoy some sort of normalcy, especially if it involves turkey, pumpkin pie, and fighting with your siblings over the TV remote. While it’s still … Continue reading How To Have A Safe Thanksgiving This Year
When things start to become a little too stressful, remind yourself that you are in control of your mind. Below are 12 simple tips to help give you the positive boost you need! The past cannot be changed Opinions do not define your reality Everyone’s journey is different Judgments are not about you Overthinking will … Continue reading Put Your Mind At Ease with Positive Affirmations
Even if you never before considered getting a home air purifier to filter out smoke, pollution, pollen or pet dander, the widening pandemic may have you pondering such a purchase now. But could an air cleaner really help keep your family safer from the coronavirus? Maybe, scientists say, but it depends on the type. Certain … Continue reading Should You Get A Portable Air Purifier?