Let it go to create more peace and happiness…

Let it go to create more peace and happiness…

I’ll admit it… I have the song Let it Go from Disney’s Frozen on my iPhone. It’s #2 on my “Empowering Music” playlist and a go-to when I’m feeling in need of some “pivot support.” Often we simply need to LET IT GO...
The Importance of Legal Planning…

The Importance of Legal Planning…

Making legal choices and plans for the future is important no matter who you are – it’s especially important to make sure you have dotted your i’s and crossed your t’s if you think someone in your family may be getting dementia. When I first started looking into how...
Coloring for Stress Reduction and Brain Health

Coloring for Stress Reduction and Brain Health

If you think coloring is just for kids, think again. Coloring for grownups isn't new but it's popularity has been on the rise, and for good reason. Coloring stimulates the right side of the brain – where your creativity, intuition and visualization lies. More...
8 Ways for Caregivers to Take Better Care of Themselves

8 Ways for Caregivers to Take Better Care of Themselves

A Caregiver is a family member, friend or paid helper who regularly looks after a child or a sick, elderly, or disabled person. Some are more natural caregivers than others but every caregiver needs to prioritize their own self-care for the benefit of everyone. When...
9 Movies that Show the Challenges of Alzheimer’s

9 Movies that Show the Challenges of Alzheimer’s

I haven’t watched all of these (yet) but I decided to do a little research about movies with Alzheimer’s as a main theme in the story line. Here they are, in order from newest to oldest. I checked to see what was on Netflix and made a note if you are a...
10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

Have you heard of “Grumpy Old Man” syndrome? I think the term became popular from the 1983 movie by the same name featuring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau & Ann-Margret. Or was the movie named for the syndrome? No matter – it’s what you HOPE...
How Alzheimer’s can change your perspective

How Alzheimer’s can change your perspective

My dad has been in a memory care facility since May 2013. With 20/20 hindsight, forgetfulness, personality changes and finally official “dementia” was in motion for 10 years before that. It’s a tricky business – because most people are aging as...
If you think coloring is for kids… think again!

If you think coloring is for kids… think again!

You might think coloring is for kids but really it’s a favorite past time for grown ups worldwide.  Don’t believe me?  Look no further than the Amazon top 10 book list and you will see 4 of them are coloring books for grownups. Coloring for grownups...
If you think coloring is for kids… think again!

Color Yourself Happy – new coloring book for grown-ups!

I’m excited for the launch of my first coloring book for grown ups! Every picture has the word happy in it. Just like in life, sometimes it is large and easy to spot and other times it’s small and hidden. No matter the size, there is always a little happy to be...