Nothing we do will make a shred of difference until the people living in long term care take responsibility for finding purpose in their own lives, says Martin Bayne.
Imagine you are 70, your spouse has just died and your children have decided it’s no longer safe or prudent for you to live alone. It’s your worst nightmare—complete with memories of the insecurities and trepidation felt in the first days of school, but this time it’s an assisted living facility, and, like you, the other “kids” are in their 70s, 80s and 90s.
We arrive as infants “trailing clouds of glory,” but many of us are at war with ourselves by the time we are teenagers. For most, as the responsibilities of our lives increase, and the demands of the marketplace intensify, the war expands. Many look in the mirror and see the image of someone they […]
Most believe that courage is the result of conquered fears, but REAL courage is what happens when we continue to move forward DESPITE our fear.
Hello Martin,I heard your interview the other day on the radio. I had to pull the car over to believe it was real. My thoughts, my torn caregivers soul, and my heart…all there on the radio coming through your eloquent sincerity.What a relief – you spoke what I had witnessed and what toxified my entire […]