Wellness Pyramid – Contentment

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If you were treating a trauma victim the first thing you would do is remove them from the trauma source. You would remove a burn victim from the burning building before treating the burns. In the treatment or prevention of … Continue reading

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A Wellness Pyramid for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

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June is Alzheimer’s Awareness month, a good time to revisit wellness strategies for maintaining brain health. Each day for a few years I glance through twenty or so articles on Alzheimer’s and/or brain health. I skip the popular ones intended … Continue reading

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“I Have to Go”

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I was folding and putting away clothes at the end of the day, as I often do, using the bed as my folding table. Cindy watched from under the covers as she often does. She looked a little out of … Continue reading

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Being Human

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I interrupted my guitar playing to escort Cindy to the bathroom. The timing was early but she had a look about her. Sure enough, she had an accident. No big deal, that happens almost daily at this point. While she … Continue reading

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Mothers Day Milestone

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We had just finished our shower, getting ready in case we went out for Mother’s Day. I swerved Cindy’s legs around to sit on the portion of the shower bench that was outside of the tub, where I dried her … Continue reading

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Avoiding Depression

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This was a morning that happens about once every two months, cleaning up a considerable mess. Once every two months is not often, for which I am grateful, but this time during the clean up I noticed how much muscle … Continue reading

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Cruising Norfolk in the Datemobile

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Pedicab season is here again, but I’ve been remiss not to mention what tided us over in the interim. February was unseasonably warm in Norfolk, warm enough even to get Cindy outside, as long as I found a way to … Continue reading

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Pedicab Resurrection

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Charissa climbed into the pedicab aside her Mom and off we went for the Easter service at church. Last November, when I put the pedicab into storage, I did not think there would be another pedicab season with Cindy. On … Continue reading

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Bad News, Good News about Dementia

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My daughter Serena has her own blog; her most recent post shared her understandable concern for what may happen to her in the future, given her family history of dementia. Lately my posts have veered away from any brain health … Continue reading

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Difficult Journey

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Motivated in part by folks seeing a pedicab all about town last summer, with the potential of another pedicab season ahead, our local newspaper the Norfolk Now did an article on us in their latest issue (Click the title to … Continue reading

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