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Coming to Journey’s End

by Cynthia Germain Life is surely a journey. There is a beginning, all that great middle, and an end. The end, that point where we must confront the inevitability of our own mortality, is as natural as the sun rising and setting. It’s a…

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Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word

We are grateful once again to have guest author Jamie Palmer, a retired Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 40 years of experience in the field of psychology, join us today. We hope you enjoy her words! Why is it so hard for some…

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Mindful Living = Aging Well

by Cynthia Germain I have previously touched on mindfulness as a component of healthy aging so I thought it was time to make it a full focus of a blog. As you age, you are sure to encounter various changes that can impact your…

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Will Robots Become Our Caregivers?

by Cynthia Germain Recently, I was reading Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life by Louise Aronson, and in one section, she examines the use of robots for caregiving tasks. I connected with the idea that there may be technologies that would lessen the…

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Can Door County be a Blue Zone?

by Cynthia Germain What’s so great about “Blue Zones” and can Door County become one? Blue Zones are regions of the world where people live much longer than average, often surpassing the age of 100, while maintaining good health and vitality.  Blue Zones were…

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Aging Successfully vs. Aging With Ease

by Cynthia Germain I have never been a fan of the term “aging successfully”. It seems to denote that if you are not doing it, you must be failing. There are certainly steps that assure physical, cognitive and emotional well-being as we age. However,…

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Opportunity Knocks

We are pleased to occasionally have a guest author and even more pleased to have Jamie Palmer, a retired Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 40 years of experience in the field of psychology, join us today. We hope you enjoy her words! When…

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Time’s Bonus Days

by Cynthia Germain Leap years are like bonus days in our calendar. You know, the ones when February gets an extra day—February 29th. But why do we have leap years, and what do they mean for someone who is, say 80 years old? Our…

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