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Dealing With Your Depression – Column IV

April 30th, 2006

In this SERIES of monthly COLUMNS Dr. Stephen will help you: • Find out more about your depressed mood • Name that tune: A description of depressive and mood disorders • Change your depressed mood through action • Decide if you need medication COLUMN FOUR: DECIDING IF YOU NEED MEDICATION Let me begin by reminding you that I am a psychologist and, therefore, do not prescribe medications. Medications are prescribed only by MDs, either psychiatrists or general practitioners. My knowledge of medication management comes from 37 years of being in practice... Read More

Retirement and Universal Design

April 6th, 2006

When you retire from your primary career, will you relocate? More than 50 percent of homeowners between the ages of 45 to 64 plan to pack up and move entirely, purchase a second home, or buy an investment property, according to the National Association of Home Builders. With almost 77 million Boomers marching toward retirement, there will be lots of moving vans rumbling down the streets! But, whether you stay put, buy new, purchase a resale, rent, or remodel, you should know about a concept called “universal design.” According to the Center for Universal Design, the intent is “the design of... Read More

April Showers Bring April Showers

April 1st, 2006

…by Julie Clark Robinson “Let the rain kiss you.  Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.”  -Langston Hughes Yesterday, I was strangely excited. The sky stayed dark all day and my battered wind chimes worked overtime. “Clang, clang….the weatherman wants to tell you something…” I stopped working for a minute and let my senses drink it in. “Clang, clang…get off your ass and turn on the TV”. After months of frosty air, I cracked open my office window and felt actual warmth seeping in. “Clang, thump! Rumble, rumble,... Read More

Being Alone

April 1st, 2006

…by Prill Boyle While leading a Defying Gravity workshop last month, I asked the women in the group to share a few of their fears. Lynn, a 50-something divorcée, didn\’t hesitate. “I\’m afraid to grow old without a companion,” she said. The irony is that if Lynn remains single, she\’ll soon have plenty of company. As we baby boomer women age, more and more of us will find ourselves alone. Some of us will never marry. Others will divorce. Statistically speaking, the majority of wives will end up widows. If all this sounds depressing, keep in mind that being single isn\’t... Read More

Bienvenue a Paris

April 1st, 2006

For many, Paris is about museums and monuments; for others, it\’s about wining and dining; for still others, it\’s about shopping (even if only gazing through the windows). As a frequent visitor to Paris, I usually try to do a bit of everything, but truth be told, unless there\’s a special exhibition I want to see, I generally skip the major sights such as the Louvre. You don\’t need me to tell you what the must-sees are in Paris—especially on your first trip—any guidebook can do that for you. So here instead is a list of some of my personal favorites—some I return... Read More

In Sickness and In Health

April 1st, 2006

“…Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” – 1 Peter 2:24 I\’m one of the healthiest people I know. I try to maintain a positive outlook on life, and thank God every day for my health. Recently a nasty bug invaded my body and wreaked havoc. After three long days, I feel better and almost back to my old self. No further comment on the ‘old.\’ Being sick made me so thankful. Does that sound odd? While I lay in bed, I thought of those who feel sick in body day... Read More

Lying on a Nail

April 1st, 2006

Once there was a young woman who didn\’t like her job. Everyday when she came home from work, she told her husband how terrible her day had been, how tiring the work and how unreasonable her boss. “Leave that job,” her husband told her. “Oh I will” she said. “But not yet. I have too many friends there for me to leave just yet.” And so she complained until the days became years and her family grew to five. “Leave that job,” her children told her. “Oh I will” she said. “But not yet. I have seniority and four weeks vacation I... Read More

How To Look For A Lawyer

April 1st, 2006

From Shakespeare to Jay Leno, lawyers are the subject jokes. According to the jokes, lawyers are unprincipled, lawyers over bill and lawyers too often tell clients what the client already knew. The truth is that some lawyers fall within this stereotypical characterization. Run away from these attorneys as fast as you can! There is another group of attorneys, however, who you need. These lawyers are advocates for you when you are in trouble, counselors for you when you have difficult decisions to make and experts who know the intricacies of the law. These lawyers are ones you should seek out and hire... Read More

Creating Sacred Space

April 1st, 2006

Recently I conducted a seminar called Creating Sacred Space. I want to share a few tips with you.. You would be surprised how little effort it takes to instantly change the energy of your home. Are you ready? The first thing we want to do is to define ‘Sacred Space.\’ What does it mean to you? When I asked our class participants this question, they told me a Sacred Space is one where you feel safe. It\’s calm and peaceful. There is no clutter, they said, and the space ‘feels\’ different. I like all of those ideas. What would you add? Isn\’t your home meant to be a sanctuary... Read More

Workplace Eldercare Programs – Getting the Support You Need

April 1st, 2006

It is estimated that 65% of the workforce cares for chronically ill or aging loved ones – a responsibility that often conflicts with work. Unfortunately, most employees are reluctant to mention their eldercare problems at work so they don\’t know what eldercare programs are available. As a result, utilization of eldercare programs is often as low as 1-2% – leaving many employers to believe that programs are not needed, causing some employers to reduce or limit the workplace eldercare options! How do you stop this downward spiral and get the support you need? Start by looking at what workplace... Read More