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Lessons from Bob the Anxious Caveman

A very long time ago, Bob, a caveman, lived with other cave-people in a rock-walled dwelling carved into the the side of a mountain.  Bob was strong and independent, and saw himself as a very capable provider. Bob sometimes worried ...

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Gift Ideas for the Mentally Blah

I know a sweet woman who is wheelchair bound and has a full-time, live-in caregiver.  The caregiver is pleasant, and competent, and fulfills her duties very efficiently.  But she’s not big on engagement.  The woman, Daisy, sits most of the ...

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Chronic Stress and Brain Health

*** Stress.  We’ve all got it.  It’s a constant companion in our lives. We’ve become so comfortable feeling uncomfortable that it’s almost a prerequisite quality of anything worth doing.  Work, relationships, fitness, education… the badge of honor goes to those who ...

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Let Them Stand!

  Attention all senior living architects, designers, directors, caregivers, family members, insurance companies, litigators, and law makers… Standing is a normal human condition.  And if you’re a underused pair of legs and a sore bum, you might even say that ...

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The Myth of the Bum Knee

*** Other than the ubiquitous quest for more time, the number one reason I hear for not participating in exercise is “I have a bum knee.” I also hear bad back, frozen shoulder, and painful hip. Occasionally there’s tennis elbow, ...

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