Dear Friends of ParentingOurParents, I’ve never been a fan of New Years’ Resolutions. It always seemed too easy to miss that daily trip to the gym by January 10th and then it felt “downhill” from there. But I’ve long since enjoyed and recommended creating a list of New Years’ Aspirations/Inspirations.
A recent posting to my Facebook page by a friend was intended to remind readers, including me, that instead of complaining about gas prices going up, we had a choice: to be grateful. Huh? Yes, the post noted, we can be grateful that we “aren’t sitting on a concrete floor
At age 60, an extensive study says: you reach the top of your potential and this continues into your 80s! That tells us intelligent folks that it’s time to rethink aging as an inevitable decline and properly envision it as a glorious gateway to our best possible years. An
Blue Zones are the five regions of the world that contain the highest percentage of centenarians, those people who live to 100 and beyond. The term was first coined in 2005 by Dan Buettner. These 5 regions are: Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece, and here in
I read a lot of studies about aging and about people who are doing ParentingOurParents (POP). Today I read a study that stated older people have a “positive bias,” described as a default position that resembles: “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” I stopped in my tracks reading on that one.
You, the readers of my blog, social media posts and book, know that I call myself “an optimist” and so I aim to learn from the “lessons” my decisions in life doll out to me and not be pulled down by them. By placing attention on what we are witnessing
As someone who tries to see the positive side of every situation no matter how dire I have to admit that COVID-19 has tested my joyful abilities on some days. I am happy to report that those times pass though and when I am striving for connection that the
To my beloved POP community: What is POParenting? It’s caring with love, patience and useful tools for those loved ones who once cared for us and now need us to help them. What POParenting is NOT: “taking over someone’s life,” being a harsh disciplinarian, issuing orders. None of these
Corona Crisis Making You Anxious? All Alone Now? Or, Everyone Under One Roof? POP Family Coaching Deep Discount!
To my beloved POP community: If you’re reading this, it’s likely you are the middle-aged POParent of someone now deemed “elderly,” or – oh, my! you ARE the “at risk elderly,” even though you and I may still consider ourselves Baby Boomers and might be in fine health. So, my