Something for Nothing

We won’t celebrate Christmas at home this year, and so we agreed (for the second year in a row) to forego purchasing a Christmas tree. Our first year in Arizona, I ended up buying a live tree—with the idea that we could keep it on our back porch and drag… Read more“Something for Nothing”

Fifty Marathons after Sixty? Let Lillian Inspire You!

At 23, I felt pretty invincible. So, when my Aunt Lillian casually asked me if I’d like to run in a 5K race, I accepted on a whim. I should have known better than to accept an invitation for a fun run from a 65-year-old—no matter how charming her smile.

Five Ways to Help a Caregiver This Thanksgiving

You CAN Make a Difference! Thanksgiving means different things to different people. If you’re a guy, it might mean football (either as a couch potato or out on the front lawn). For women, it might mean cooking for hours on end all to have the feast disappear in thirty minutes… Read more“Five Ways to Help a Caregiver This Thanksgiving”

Inspire Me Monday–What Inspires YOU?

What inspires me this week? Family caregivers and their millions of selfless acts of kindness towards wives, husbands, children, parents and sometimes even acquaintances when a sick person has no family nearby. Family caregivers don’t receive a salary or use a time card to keep track of the time spent… Read more“Inspire Me Monday–What Inspires YOU?”

Warning Signs and Pride-Lessons From the Grand Canyon

Pain laces my first few steps each time I get up to walk anywhere, and the pain has increased twofold since yesterday. But I learned some things on Sunday that I wouldn’t trade for all of my sore muscles and the two blisters on my feet It all started on… Read more“Warning Signs and Pride-Lessons From the Grand Canyon”