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How to Inventory Your Personal Assets for 2007

January 5th, 2007

Have you ever noticed how, at this time of year, there are lists and lists circulating? You can find a list of the 20 best films of 2006, the 10 worst dressed people, the 50 most interesting books. In addition to spending some of your spare time reading through these lists, how about taking some personal time to create your own list – of your 10 most important assets? It may seem unusual for you, a member of the Sandwich Generation, to concentrate on yourself instead of on the needs of the family around you, but allow yourself to focus on and embrace your own development at this pivotal time.... Read More

How to Inventory Your Personal Assets for 2007

January 5th, 2007

Have you ever noticed how, at this time of year, there are lists and lists circulating? You can find a list of the 20 best films of 2006, the 10 worst dressed people, the 50 most interesting books. In addition to spending some of your spare time reading through these lists, how about taking some personal time to create your own list – of your 10 most important assets? It may seem unusual for you, a member of the Sandwich Generation, to concentrate on yourself instead of on the needs of the family around you, but allow yourself to focus on and embrace your own development at this pivotal time.... Read More

The Fight for Independence – Hiring a Caregiver

December 28th, 2006

One of the greatest fears of older adults is the loss in independence. That loss is felt acutely when it translates into the need for institutional living. Even the most luxurious congregant living facility isn\’t the same as your own home. “Aging in place” is the chief desire of our aging parents, but for some, it just may not be possible without assistance. It is not uncommon for an ailing, frail adult to be cared for by their aging frail spouse, who will soon become ailing as well from the stress and demands of caregiving. Frail seniors who will be facing old age alone may... Read More

From Baby Boomer to Mother-in-Law: How to Play Your New Role

November 8th, 2006

Now that your son has popped the question, the congratulations from your friends include some advice about the wedding: “smile, shut up and wear beige.” But it doesn\’t have to be like this. You have the right stuff to rewrite the rules without becoming the Mother-in-Law from Hell. You came of age during the sexual revolution, juggled career and family, broke new ground for women, enjoyed the role of superwoman. So if you don\’t plan to walk on eggshells around your daughter-in-law for the rest of your life, these tips are for you: 1. Be sensitive to... Read More

From Baby Boomer to Mother-in-Law: How to Play Your New Role

November 8th, 2006

Now that your son has popped the question, the congratulations from your friends include some advice about the wedding: “smile, shut up and wear beige.” But it doesn\’t have to be like this. You have the right stuff to rewrite the rules without becoming the Mother-in-Law from Hell. You came of age during the sexual revolution, juggled career and family, broke new ground for women, enjoyed the role of superwoman. So if you don\’t plan to walk on eggshells around your daughter-in-law for the rest of your life, these tips are for you: 1. Be sensitive to... Read More

From Baby Boomer to Mother-in-Law: How to Play Your New Role

November 8th, 2006

Now that your son has popped the question, the congratulations from your friends include some advice about the wedding: “smile, shut up and wear beige.” But it doesn\’t have to be like this. You have the right stuff to rewrite the rules without becoming the Mother-in-Law from Hell. You came of age during the sexual revolution, juggled career and family, broke new ground for women, enjoyed the role of superwoman. So if you don\’t plan to walk on eggshells around your daughter-in-law for the rest of your life, these tips are for you: 1. Be sensitive to... Read More

From Baby Boomer to Mother-in-Law: How to Play Your New Role

November 8th, 2006

Now that your son has popped the question, the congratulations from your friends include some advice about the wedding: “smile, shut up and wear beige.” But it doesn\’t have to be like this. You have the right stuff to rewrite the rules without becoming the Mother-in-Law from Hell. You came of age during the sexual revolution, juggled career and family, broke new ground for women, enjoyed the role of superwoman. So if you don\’t plan to walk on eggshells around your daughter-in-law for the rest of your life, these tips are for you: 1. Be sensitive to... Read More

How to Shift from Daddy\’s Girl to Dad\’s Caregiver

October 11th, 2006

Have you ever wondered how you can give back to your parents emotionally what they have given you? It was painful for Tricia, as her father declined in his 80\’s. “Dad and I shared such fun times together when I was young – he taught me how to ride a horse, shoot a BB gun, ice skate, stand on my head. He was always so active. Last year, I had to insist that he not drive anymore. Now, seeing him shuffle around just breaks my heart.” It\’s difficult to watch as your parents deteriorate. And they may complicate the situation by being in denial about their vulnerable condition.... Read More

How to Shift from Daddy\’s Girl to Dad\’s Caregiver

October 11th, 2006

Have you ever wondered how you can give back to your parents emotionally what they have given you? It was painful for Tricia, as her father declined in his 80\’s. “Dad and I shared such fun times together when I was young – he taught me how to ride a horse, shoot a BB gun, ice skate, stand on my head. He was always so active. Last year, I had to insist that he not drive anymore. Now, seeing him shuffle around just breaks my heart.” It\’s difficult to watch as your parents deteriorate. And they may complicate the situation by being in denial about their vulnerable condition.... Read More

How to Shift from Daddy\’s Girl to Dad\’s Caregiver

October 11th, 2006

Have you ever wondered how you can give back to your parents emotionally what they have given you? It was painful for Tricia, as her father declined in his 80\’s. “Dad and I shared such fun times together when I was young – he taught me how to ride a horse, shoot a BB gun, ice skate, stand on my head. He was always so active. Last year, I had to insist that he not drive anymore. Now, seeing him shuffle around just breaks my heart.” It\’s difficult to watch as your parents deteriorate. And they may complicate the situation by being in denial about their vulnerable condition.... Read More