Category Archives: Health and wellness

Thermostat


Due to technical problems beyond our control, Monday’s Poem of the Week is being posted late today, instead of our usual time. We apologize for the delay, but hope you enjoying the following piece, which, at least to me, appears … Continue reading

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Exit Strategies


As I sit down to write this piece, my Favorite Poet’s plane had already brought him back to Paris. It was wonderful to have he and his family home for summer vacation, but I once again have to relinquish him … Continue reading

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Belly


It’s a bit late, but still Monday, so time to post this today’s Poem of the Week. Due to the presence of my VIP visitors, we ate more than we usually do, so today’s poem is particularly fitting. Their plane … Continue reading

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The Price of Beauty


My VIP visitors continue to take up a lot of my time, so here is a piece from my archives many of you who started following my blog recently will not have read. It remains as relevant as the day … Continue reading

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Stress


I have some VIP visitors coming and going for the next six weeks, so here is piece from the Archives. Stress A lecturer when explaining stress management to an audience,Raised a glass of water and asked“How heavy is this glass … Continue reading

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Covid’s Impact on Relationships


A funny thing happened during the pandemic. Contrary to the expectations of the pundits, not only did breakups and divorces not increase, but almost 20% of couples reported an improvement in the state of their relationship  (June 26,2021 WSJ article) … Continue reading

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Morning Glory


Welcome back to Poetry Monday. Heat waves are driving everyone on the West Coast to seek relief from the oppressive sizzle outside. Hope today’s poem offers some comfort to my readers. Be well. MORNING GLORY How blessed is this scourge … Continue reading

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Hospice: Fear, Need, and Benefits


“Somehow, in my case, I always thought they would make an exception.” – Epitaph on a tombstone in Philadelphia Allow me to express my bias at the outset – I am a believer in the hospice movement.  Unfortunately, there is … Continue reading

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Longevity


Longevity  Here’s something to think about at our ages  .. 1. The inventor of the treadmill died at the age of 54 2. The inventor of gymnastics died at the age of 57 3. The world bodybuilding champion died at … Continue reading

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The Need for Community


We recently spent a very pleasant  evening with a couple sharing a meal, looking out over the Pacific as the ocean once more consumed the warmth of the sun, marveling as how no two sunsets, just like no two days, … Continue reading

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