My city has been quarantined by the county health department so I have plenty of time to do all those pesky tasks that I’ve been putting off. One of those tasks is thinking about my end of life wishes and getting it down on paper. I’ve been putting it off for years ever at least 10 years when my mother-in-law died and she didn’t get what she wanted because she didn’t write it down, and so, she got what her daughter wanted.
My spirit is still young when I close my eyes and think about myself I think about myself as young, but the truth and frustration is that my body is aging and is older than I’d like, and it shows me it’s older through the pain of arthritis in my feet, ankles, and knees. My Osteoarthritis affects how I walk and do yoga it affects every aspect of my life. First of all and most significant for me is the loss of many pairs of beautiful stiletto high heel shoes that went with my business suits. Most recently I’ve needed a disabled placard so I can park close to the recreation center and shopping. These things make me feel old emotionally, but more significantly is the pain. The physical pain of arthritis I take a pain killer and I have a cream that I rub on that helps me make it through the days and nights.
I always wanted a side hustle I’ve always had a side hustle, but now I feel like I need a side hustle. After some pretty deliberate research I’ve compiled a list of four side hustles that are perfect for a retiree. I have side hustles to keep away depression, help give my life meaning andContinue reading “4 Side Hustles Perfect for Retirees”
We’re all under a little stress these days, or should I say a little panic. Long term stress is absolutely a killer move especially during a viral pandemic. But, how can you escape the stress of COVID-19? The shelter in place orders the raw number of cases of those who have contracted the virus the number who have died the medical shortages exactly, what is all this new stress doing to our bodies? And how can we get control of the stress.
In home care for seniors provides six advantages for those requiring longer term care. I had a caregiver after major back surgery a few years ago and I have to tell you it was wonderful to know that when I couldn’t stand to cook my own meals that someone was there to help me. TheseContinue reading “6 Reasons to Consider In Home Health Care”
Okay you’ve saved for retirement and here you are CONGRATULATIONS. Now you need a plan to make your retirement the dream you planned, a plan for the plan and a budget is the beginning of a strategy it’s important to understand your spending habits and you’re spending needs MINT is a free program that allowsContinue reading “Budgeting 101”
I’m like four days past my bed time. You know the feeling you’re tired. You’re sleepy. But you go to bed and your mind goes just kidding. That happens to me about 3 times a week followed by a day of exhaustion. How much fun is that? During this time of crazy Coronavirus danger IContinue reading “10 Tips to Get to Sleep Tonight”
Alzheimer’s disease is a disease that my family lives in fear of every day. It’s incredible to think that someone strong, intelligent and vibrant could be reduced to a shell. For my family it started in the 1980’s with my grandmother we slowly watched her wither forgetting who we were and finally who she was.Continue reading “The Fade of Alzheimer's”
My vote for the Democratic nominee for President of the United States of America was counted on Super Tuesday and last night’s Biden v. Sanders debate from the beginning was a little personally blah. But there were other reasons for the blah to exist for me. The two candidates agree on most stuff philosophically yesContinue reading “The Presidential Nominee Blahs”
Everyone is going to have a different perspective on the COVID-19 virus, but might I suggest that we not panic or be afraid. Everything by and large is going to be okay. That is not to say that it is business as usual. It’s not but if we remember a few simple rules it’s goingContinue reading “6 Ways to Take Control of The COVID-19 Virus”