He plays his sweet saxophone every day by my local grocery store. He stands on the street, because he’s not allowed to play in front of the store, but I always hear him. I know when he’s there, because in spite of the noise from traffic, I hear him because he plays from his heart. I don’t know his name, but I do know his sound and he gives me hope. I’ve often wondered why this lone saxophone player gives me hope? I can’t really explain it except that he embodies goodness. I can see it in his face and I feel it when he plays. His music moves me. I always give him a dollar and he’s incredibly grateful. But he gives me something far more valuable than what I give to him. Today he was playing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and it brought me to tears. At first I couldn’t figure out why today was so different from any other day and then I realized that he was my connection to what is still good in our world, that he helped me find some hope in the face of the horrific tragedy in Newtown, Read More…Continue Reading
In case you missed this news on December 7, 2011, you may want to learn more about the new Virginia health care directive registry. It’s a free service. This article, Virginia Announces Free Online Health Care Registry, appeared on Richmond’…Continue Reading
This week I’m heading off to San Diego to attend The Enlightened Entrepreneur Experience, a conference designed to help entrepreneurs fine-tune their message and also rejuvenate. I’m really looking forward to these three days for many reasons, but mostly because it gives me a chance to meet new people who are on a path to […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
There is a vast difference between family caregivers who are living life in crisis and those who are Empowered in their role. It’s your choice how you walk this journey, but you need to get very clear about HOW you want to walk it. Are you Empowered? Empowered Caregivers Know… How to manage their lives […]Continue Reading
“My sister is useless. She refuses to help care for my parents.” “My brother doesn’t do anything for my Mom.” “I have two siblings and no one will help me when it comes to caring for my parents.” “My sister lives out of state and when she shows up once a year, all she does […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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: