Tuesday - October 16, 2018
 

Dealing With Grief During the Holiday Season

November 24th, 2013

Dealing With Grief During the Holiday Season  By Chloe JonPaul, M. Ed. As the holiday season approaches, there are many persons dreading the very thought of it.  This may be due to the recent loss of a loved one, divorce, serious illness, family friction, diminished finances, and much more.  Whatever the reason, now is the time to become proactive in dealing with your grief.  There are effective tools to help you wage your battle with grief or help someone you know who is facing this dilemma. The first order of business is to “remember the reason for the season.”  At Thanksgiving we have... Read More

Climbing Over the Fence of Logic into Faith

September 10th, 2013

Climbing Over the Fence of Logic into Faith By Chloe JonPaul, M. Ed. Have you really attempted to climb over ” the fence of logic”  to find God? We are living in an age where the forces of reason tend to dominate our lives. There are “self-assured” rationalists who belittle the role of faith and scientists are demonstrating even more details of creation and evolution of human life. Can faith and logic be compatible? The answer is a resounding YES! According to Saint Thomas Aquinas, “faith consolidates, integrates, and illuminates the heritage of truth acquired... Read More

Feeling Hopeless? Your Guide to the Healing Power of Hope

August 30th, 2013

Feeling Hopeless?  Your Guide to the Healing Power of Hope By Chloe JonPaul, M. Ed. There are moments in our lives when a profound sense of hopelessness envelops us, placing us on the brink of despair. Remaining stuck in this state will only bring more misery so we need to learn how to bring victory out of what seems to be defeat. You may feel that your prayers have gone answered and you find yourself muttering “God, don’t You care?”  God’s response, however is always in His own time and in His own way – wonderful and mysterious though it may be.  He may be using your particular situation... Read More

What\’s in Your Spiritual Pantry?

July 8th, 2013

What\’s in Your Spiritual Pantry? By Chloe JonPaul Most of us check into our kitchen pantry on a regular basis to see what items we need so we can make a shopping list for the grocery store.  Keeping a supply of staples is a given for most of us since we don’t want to run out of something just when we need it the most. Today, however, I invite you to take a look at what’s in your spiritual pantry so you can decide on what needs to be added, replaced, or perhaps even discarded. Spirituality is often misconstrued as having a religious affiliation with a church, mosque, or synagogue. ... Read More

How One Woman Lives Debt-free — and Well — on Less Than $35,000 a Year

March 7th, 2013

By Chloe JonPaul I challenge you to live well — for less. Women’s magazines and the Internet abound in time-saving tips and devices. This article is simply meant to share ways I live well while saving money, in order to help jump-start you into action with a gentle push in the right direction. Bargain or Wallet-Buster?  Shopping… at the mall, on the Internet, or by catalog is a tantalizing adventure that many people, especially women, thoroughly enjoy. It can be disastrous for the person on a fixed income. The majority of men and women entering Second Adulthood don’t have unlimited... Read More

Three Timely Tips for Caregiver Grandparents

September 15th, 2012

Three Timely Tips for Caregiver Grandparents By Chloe JonPaul New census data reveals that 4.9 million children under the age of 18 live in grandparent-headed households. If you are one of those grandparents, you may want to consider these tips as part of your action plan to promote good behavior and cooperation with your grandchild. Communication Strategies When a child/teen-ager misbehaves, try saying: “I\’m not angry ` a bit disappointed, maybe because your behavior right now just isn\’t matching the good person inside you. I know that good person is in there and I want... Read More

When Is Enough Enough?

June 4th, 2012

When Is Enough Enough? A Quick Look at Choosing Expensive Medical Procedures After a Certain Age By Chloe JonPaul Now that I\’ve reached the age of seventy-five, I know that I have lived the bulk of my life and unlike so many others, I have no desire to live to be 125! Four years ago, I was at death\’s door with gangrene, which had formed because my small intestines had wrapped themselves around old scar tissue from an old surgery. TThe doctors told me afterwards that if they hadn\’t found the cause of the intense abdominal pain I was having that I would have been dead within... Read More

Create An Unusual File Folder Your Family Will Love

January 31st, 2012

Create An Unusual File Folder Your Family Will Love By Chloe JonPaul A couple of years ago I never would have thought of doing this, but now I\’m certain that it will be one of the best gifts I can leave to my family. With Boomers living a longer, more productive life, one might be tempted to think that such a plan isn\’t necessary but we need to remember that tomorrow isn\’t promised to any of us. With that thought in mind, I\’ll describe the special folder that now rests in the hanging file at my telephone center. I labeled it The Big Event. It contains everything my... Read More