I share with you my journey seeking wisdom and stability during this difficult time. I offer it as a gift of love.
Odd Elderly … It is just plain odd to be so deemed. I am well past 65, apparently when we begin to be considered such. I have not thought of myself as “elderly” and “vulnerable” and neither has my 80-year-old friend, Ruth. The second definition given by Merriam-Webster is “old fashioned.” This is what we […]
I have reached the age where many of my contemporaries and I speak of decline, death, legacy, and our responsibility as elders. In this post, I speak as an elder … as one who has gained some wisdom from the challenges life has thrown my way. I am led to this because I have carried […]
“Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” ~Mary Oliver Living a Life Valentine’s Day 2019: My heart aches as I listen to my favorite podcast, On Being. I am affected more than I realize by Krista Tippett’s conversation with Richard Davidson, a neuroscientist and founder/director of The Center for Healthy Minds at the University of […]
In many ways, my recent confrontation with the unwieldy and heartless Medicaid bureaucracy mirrors the experiences I wrote about in my memoir, A Long Awakening to Grace. I had naively believed that my daughter had achieved stability and I was past having to fight the system on her behalf. The wisdom and trust in the […]