Category Archives: Rejoicing in Later Years

A Specialist for Pyschological, Social and Emotional Healtcare

“People die completely different here.” That was the epiphany Ginny Heinitz experienced working in a hospital after years as a Hospice volunteer providing home care for patients before they died. Heinitz,  https://www.facebook.com/ginny.heinitz?fref=ts,  began her career as a nurse in oncology in … Continue reading

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Have Conversations Before Knocking on Heaven’s Door

Deeper conversations about dying are underway for Karen and me since we read Knocking on Heaven’s door: The Path to a Better Way of Death by Katy Butler. It’s the story of a prize winning journalist caring for her parents … Continue reading

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A Better Scientific Approach to Improve Weight and Health

This column is a correction of my December 19, 2013 column where I pledged to lower my blood glucose because of my addiction to sugar and my self-diagnosis of Type-2 diabetes. My self-diagnosis was based on World Health Organization blood … Continue reading

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Fasting and Feasting Works Just Like Family

Last Thanksgiving our children and their families arrived early Wednesday and left Saturday morning, by which time we’d shared an unexpected Wednesday dinner for ten, Thanksgiving plus two birthdays on Thursday and our 50th Anniversary on Friday. I complicated my … Continue reading

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Making Work Out of Anniversary Romance

During the last 50 days of our fiftieth year of marriage I proposed we review highlights of our 50 years with a note from me tucked inside a blank card along with photograph albums Karen had diligently compiled. Karen could … Continue reading

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Considering How to Hardwire Happiness to be Contented, Calm and Confident

An Atlantic.com article recommended the book Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm and Confidence by Dr. Rick Hanson, a famous neuropsychologist and author of the best-selling Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom. Since … Continue reading

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Another Journey to Spice Up the Fiftieth Year of Marriage

When we celebrated our 49th anniversary last November we decided to celebrate 50 special events during yearlong journey to our Golden Anniversary. We’re well over fifty spontaneous and scheduled events. Naturally as a retiree who loves math and goals, I … Continue reading

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