The Struggle Between Good and Bad… choices

God knows it’s hard to eat right. It’s not that we don’t know how to or want to, it’s just sooo difficult. We grasp the importance of taking care of […] Read more »

Memories and Reminiscing – Transcending Through Time

My brother and I were my parent’s world. The special bond we all had was rooted in my parent’s  departure from Ireland in the 1950’s, where they had both come […] Read more »

Lifting Winter’s Heavy Mantle of Hibernation – Bring on Spring and Socialization!

Okay. Not to sound like too much of a whiner, but I am so done with this winter and we are only 17 days in!  It doesn’t help that my […] Read more »

Holiday Mayhem for Some – A Quiet Time for Others

Hold onto your hats! Here they come, earlier than ever, those magical and stress-inducing holidays!  I knew we were in trouble this summer when back-to-school supplies began clogging the aisles […] Read more »

Loving the fall…Hatin’ on winter!

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love the fall! The brilliant colors, apple-picking, haunted hayrides, orange pumpkins, warm days, chilly nights and the smell of wood fires in the dusky […] Read more »

Tea for Two and Two for Tea – Helping Senior Couples Stay Together

Everyone knows that one, special elderly couple, who although up there in years, is still managing to keep it together. Perhaps they are leaning on their neighbors, just a bit, […] Read more »

Hospitals – Always a Safe Haven but What is Up with these “Observation” Stays?

Whenever I see an ambulance whizzing by, lights flashing and sirens going, my first thought is always, “I hope everyone belong to me is safe at home or wherever else […] Read more »

From Breaking Winter’s Back, Valentine’s Day and Spending Time with Seniors…..Yup, It’s All Here!

I always feel that once we get through January, we have broken Winter’s back. In my mind’s eye I can see a calendar in which January’s page always looms larger […] Read more »
Hope Springs Eternal by Cathy SantaColoma

Hope Springs Eternal… the saying goes

January 1 is my annual chance for redemption. It’s an opportunity to do all the things I didn’t do the year before….or the year before that. How can it be […] Read more »

Christmas is a time for the young…..and the old!

It seems like I just put all the Christmas stuff away! The annual dragging of the brittle, petrified Christmas tree down to the woods, the packing away of our Christmas […] Read more »