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Caregiving Wives: Secrets to Well-Being, Hope, and Optimism

Caregiving Wives: Secrets to Well-Being, Hope, and Optimism

“Hope is being able to see that there is more light despite all of the darkness.”—Desmond Tutu Martha’s emotions were fried, wasted, washed up. She felt that if she stayed one more day, hour, or minute in caring for her husband, she would wither and float away. For...

Singlehood: The Angst and the Happiness

Singlehood: The Angst and the Happiness

“I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.”—Henry David Thoreau I chatted with a dear friend the other day who in her mid-sixties and had always been single, about the topic of being alone. She had this to say: “I’ve led an active life with many...

Gray Hair: A Crown of Beauty

Gray Hair: A Crown of Beauty

“I love to see old women. I love wrinkles. I love gray hair.”—Alber Elbaz (Israeli fashion designer) Seven-year-old Erica jumped, skipped, twirled, and laughed as she stormed into her grandmother’s house. She had just returned from Disneyland with her mom, dad, and...

Boomer Women and Domestic Violence: The Dark Side of Family Life

Boomer Women and Domestic Violence: The Dark Side of Family Life

“I am living in hell from one day to the next. But there is nothing I can do to escape. I don’t know where I would go if I did. I feel utterly powerless, and that feeling is my prison. I entered of my own free will, I locked the door, and I threw away the key.”...

Meditation: How to Meet Your Quest for Relaxation

Meditation: How to Meet Your Quest for Relaxation

Pick out your most comfortable chair. Sit down, loosen your skirt or trousers, slip out of your shoes, and close your eyes. Now imagine your feet dangling in the cold, clear, blue waters or a mountain lake. Smell the aroma of nearby flowers....