After Caregiving, Choose People who are Easy to be With

During the life transition of family caregiver recovery, if you have been isolated, gradually resume social and community activities. Start with people who are easy to love, or at least easy to be with. Source: Holistic Tips for Recovering After Family Caregiving, Gale Lyman, June 2019. Just because we love or like someone, does not …

Six Ways to Get Centered, When Chaos Surrounds You

When spinning out of control, instinct guides you to grab onto whatever you can use to control the situation.  Why doesn’t this work? Well, controlling medical emergencies, workplace distress, current events, family drama, weather disasters, traffic jams, and the behavior of friends and colleagues just isn’t possible. There is so little you can actually control. …

Get with the beat: drumming for well-being

Drumming is cultural, spiritual, playful, and healing.  What an extraordinary statement from a child of the 1970’s.  For me, the word “drumming’ used to evoke memories of rock and roll drum solos; the outcome of which was usually ringing ears and angry parents.   Now I recognize drumming as a modality used in complementary and alternative …