Growing Old

I’ve lived in a senior retirement community for over a year now. Our oldest resident is over 100, and many are in their eighties and nineties. Although canes, walkers, and wheelchairs are common, a surprising number of my friends here walk unassisted—not only within the building but also around the neighborhood. Most of us have … Read more

Positive or Negative?

This afternoon, as a friend and I chatted in a sitting area of the retirement community, two other residents arrived and sat down near us. The lady started complaining about how unhappy she is. She doesn’t want to be here. She doesn’t like the food. Her apartment is too small. The cost is too much. … Read more

6 Ways to Avoid Blogger Burnout: Guest Post from Mary Aspen Richardson

Blogging is one of those occupations that are hard to do well unless you genuinely enjoy them. However, what happens when the activity you were once passionate about suddenly becomes a burden and a major anxiety trigger? Even though this is what nightmares are made of for most writers, it’s vital to remember there is … Read more

Friend Request—Accept or Not?

Every day, I get friend or connection requests on Facebook and LinkedIn. Today, I have 1,146 friends on Facebook and 2,651 connections on LinkedIn. Obviously, I can’t interact with even a small percentage, and when I add new friends/connections, I wonder if I’m just adding another name of someone I won’t ever communicate with. In … Read more

Happy Birthday!

The last year and a half have been as crazy for me as for the rest of the world. A move from my home of 53 years to a retirement community combined with COVID lockdowns, medical issues, and going from a walker to a manual wheelchair to a scooter to a power wheelchair distracted me … Read more