No one knows the origin of the Enneagram, but it appeals to New Agers, businesses and Christians alike. At its most basic, the Enneagram is a system that describes nine personality types. Here’s how you can apply the Enneagram to yourself and your relationships at midlife.[Read more…] about How to apply the Enneagram to midlife
When someone has dementia, it’s easy to get frustrated with them. You ask them to do something that (to you) seems simple. But they don’t do it. You wonder if they’re acting obstinate or uncooperative. You try to put yourself in their shoes, but it’s hard.
Good news: both of you will benefit if you part in a facilitated dementia simulation. I recently did one, and here’s what I learned from the experience.[Read more…] about What I learned from 5 minutes with dementia
Even if you and your siblings went your separate ways as adults, a parent’s needs may bring you back together at midlife. You’ll face a crisis or have to address chronic issues that limit your parent’s independence. Enter a common problem: sibling friction over elder care.[Read more…] about How to reduce sibling friction over elder care
Techie Turtle’s been a little slow to learn about streaming, but as in other things, his motto is better late than never. If you’re already a streaming pro, skip this post and feel superior! If not, come alongside and learn to stream with Techie Turtle.[Read more…] about Stream with Techie Turtle
A diet you probably haven’t heard of yet is the Wahl’s Protocol. Similar to Paleo, the Wahl’s Protocol is a diet and lifestyle developed by Dr. Terry Wahls, M.D. Her website, book and Facebook page are full of testimonials from people who’ve found the Wahls Protocol life-changing. A doctor friend suggested I try it, too. This post will give an overview and tell you about my experience with the Wahls Protocol.[Read more…] about My experience with the Wahls Protocol diet
Here’s a special treat! Related to my past two posts about family caregiving and deciding whether to relocate when you retire, we have an essay my friend wrote when facing these two issues. Her story captures the humor as well as frustration and general craziness you confront in midlife.[Read more…] about Finding humor amid stress – a personal essay