One of the things that keeps me working in the aging services field is the camaraderie of my colleagues. They demonstrate a tremendous commitment to and appreciation for Elders and their care partners, an awareness of the Elders’ stories as sacred treasures to be held by us with care, and an intuition that the health […]
Like many people at year’s end, I am both looking backward to reflect on all that has happened, and forward to the opportunities and blessings of a new year. We often generate a list of resolutions for the fresh start we feel with the coming of a new year, but just as often leave our […]
There is a common cultural ideal that the older one gets, the wiser one grows. Perhaps that is why we say “there’s no fool like an old fool” — by the time you’ve reached a certain age, you’re supposed to know better. But is it true that with age comes experience, knowledge, and wisdom worth […]
Mrs. Jenson is a full-time care partner for her husband, who has had a severe stroke. It’s very hard work, but she has some help in the home, as well as wonderfully supportive family, and she is able to get out for church and social activities. Every so often, she takes trips with her community group, and there is […]
I’m on the road again!!
It is my GREAT pleasure to be able to announce an upcoming Eden at Home Certified Trainer workshop.
Please join us for three days of learning and sharing and fun…
Don’t miss the opportunity to change the culture of care for Elders and care partners in your organization, faith community, community at large, your agency, and your world!
It CAN be different… Please be sure to join us!
I remember reading once that the Ancient Celtic prescription for physical and emotional healing was “laughter, sorrow, and rest.” (If you know where I heard this, please let me know and I’ll give proper attribution!) This weekend I was reminded of this great advice when I had an opportunity to hear the Celtic band, “Cherish the Ladies,” […]
This is one New Year’s resolution you must make and keep, without delay! Everyone over the age of 18 should plan ahead for their medical care, and consider who will speak for them if they can not speak for themselves. It’s not enough to have a signed Health Care Proxy form (in some states, this may be called a […]
Has a little voice been whispering to you about something? Maybe your cough hasn’t gone away, and you haven’t called your physician yet. Or what about that loose railing on your porch? You think of getting out the toolkit every time you feel that wobble, but you just haven’t done it yet. There is a little voice […]
You’ve seen the lists.
Maybe you’ve made one yourself, or are thinking about it.
Eat better… Exercise more… Organize the house…
If you’re anything like me, there is a strange mathematical formula that applies to efficiency in one’s daily life. Here’s how I think it works:
Please join me on December 12th in remembering our children who have died, and the bereaved parents they leave behind. The following press release from The Compassionate Friends explains the annual Worldwide Candle-Lighting, and how you can join us on Sunday evening, 12/12/10 at 7 p.m., your time zone. Thank you for remembering, Lisa Kendall. ——————————————————————————– […]
One of the most gratifying aspects of my work with Elders and their care partners has been the opportunity to listen to their stories. On this Veteran’s Day, I am remembering the very special men and women I’ve known who have entrusted me with the stories of their military service to our country. Those […]
PLEASE NOTE: The date for the Depression Conference in Ithaca, NY was incorrect in the previous posting. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused. The conference is being held on Wednesday, November 10th, 2010. Please contact the Mental Health Association in Tompkins County at 607-273-9250 to register. Hope to see you there! Bookmark on Delicious […]
Are you thinking about retiring? Planning ahead for your biological, psychological, social, and spiritual needs might help you prepare for retirement, but aren’t we really talking about more than one stage of life? Join Lisa for a free workshop at the 17th annual Depression Conference in Ithaca New York on Wednesday, November 10th, 2010. The […]
I stumbled onto a music video this morning that really spoke to everything I’ve loved about working with Elders and their care partners for the last 28 years. It was so sweet and so beautifully done, I had to sit down and find a way to share it with you. This story shows with great poignancy the deep […]