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Loneliness

Three in five Americans report feeling lonely, feeling like they are left out, poorly understood, and lacking companionship. Loneliness is linked to mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, and to physical health issues. According to Professor Bert Uchino, University of Utah, “Evidence is really pointing to the fact…

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There is No Greater Therapy Than the Love of a Dog

January 14th is National Dress Up Your Pet Day, which made me think about pets. When I was able to visit my Grandma in her long-term care facility, prior to her passing, there were always dogs! The staff encouraged visitors to bring in their pets, so when my family got…

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Non-Digital Natives

I spoke with a 74 year old gentleman who was unable to get his hair cut during the pandemic, because the salon where he got his hair cut for 25 years instated a policy that discontinued walk-in appointments and required all appointments to be made through a smartphone application. He…

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Our Digital Footprints and the Paths They Shows

My husband is in the military, so my family has experienced long periods of separation due to deployments, field exercises, training, etc. With modern forms of communication, we are able to stay better connected than in generations past, which is both a blessing and a curse. During periods of separation,…

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Why the “Month of the Extraordinary”?

I will admit that I want to believe. I love the whimsy and mystery of the improbable, so I felt the month of October would be a great time of year to dig deeper into the eerie, the possible, the extraordinary, since we are already considering those things that make…

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The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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