The Power of Fathers

Father’s Day is a holiday in June, but it’s much more than a day to barbeque or attend a baseball game. It’s really an opportunity for meaningful time and conversation with your father. The power of fathers in your life can be expansive. If you’re an adult in your 50s or 60s who is beginning… Continue reading The Power of Fathers

Preserving Family History

There is a lot of value in grandparents! Knowing your family history and passing it along to younger generations is important to most families. Preserving your family history and passing along the stories builds bridges between the future and the past. Keeping those memories alive can be challenging. Take the opportunity to pass along the history,… Continue reading Preserving Family History

The Value of Grandparents

The bond between grandparents and grandchildren is usually very special. If your extended family has lived near each other when younger generations arrived, you may have enjoyed many occasions when those generations were able to gather together. Critical Link Between Generations As that older generation of grandparents age, it’s also an opportunity to also help… Continue reading The Value of Grandparents

Resolving Family Conflicts

It’s not an easy subject, but many families have some unresolved conflict that is a black cloud over everyone. As your aging parent or spouse grows older and becomes more frail, a likely a discussion that some in the family are having: “Is this going to be fixed before he or she passes away?” We… Continue reading Resolving Family Conflicts

Enter the Reality of Dementia

If your parent or spouse is showing signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, you’ll notice that their connection to what’s happening today is not as strong as to memories of past times. In the early stages of these diseases, memory loss and confusion may be mild. But as the damage to brain cells progress, some… Continue reading Enter the Reality of Dementia

Communication at the Speed of Life

How often have we heard someone who is younger comment about their difficulty in communicating with an older relative or friend?  Has it been way too long since our last meaningful conversation with our younger friends and family members?  This concern is becoming more common as technology progresses.  Newer forms of staying connected through good… Continue reading Communication at the Speed of Life

Overcoming Loneliness

What is Loneliness? Loneliness is an evasive thing.  People have been studying it for years, especially in elderly adults who seem prone to sadness and isolation.  But, those studies have contradictory data.  Some of them include statistics for people who “feel isolated” while others only study data from people who have been so lonely and… Continue reading Overcoming Loneliness