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August 28, 2019

How to prepare yourself for a good end of life

By Katy Butler My parents lived good lives and expected to die good deaths. They exercised daily, ate plenty of fruits and vegetables, and kept, in […]
August 27, 2019

What Causes Chronic Pain?

Everyone experiences occasional aches and pains. In fact, sudden pain is an important reaction of the nervous system that helps alert you to possible injury. When […]
August 21, 2019

Anticipatory Grief

Many people typically think of grief as occurring after the loss, but grief often begins before an actual death. This is known as anticipatory grief, which […]
August 13, 2019

Stress doesn’t have to rule your life—learn how to let it go

In a hyper-connected world, where you’re always trying to fit in one more thing, slowing down and relaxing can seem like the one thing your smartphone […]
August 12, 2019

Thrive, Don’t Just Survive!

There’s more than one way to avoid burnout.  For this blog, we define burnout as the perception that you cannot change your environment and thus have […]
August 9, 2019

What is pet therapy?

Pet therapy is a guided interaction between a person and a trained animal. It also involves the animal’s handler. The purpose of pet therapy is to […]
August 9, 2019

Caregivers Can Be Abused, Too

An appalling number of vulnerable care recipients are abused, exploited and neglected by professional caregivers and even family caregivers. A 2015 article on the topic estimated […]
August 8, 2019

The Healing Power of Music

For Alzheimer’s patients, music can be good medicine Music can improve the mood of those who suffer from Alzheimer’s and boost cognitive skills. “I’ve been a […]
August 7, 2019

Do You Know How a Living Will Works?

Shirley Rees had told her children not to take any “heroic measures” if she ever became seriously ill. But it was only when doctors discovered kidney […]