Happier: A Prequel

Happier: A Prequel

My mother walked her various dogs every day for a mile or more until the last cocker spaniel, Nancy, bit a neighbor. This was not the first of her dogs to bite, but it was the last. Mom sadly relinquished Nancy to the daughter of another neighbor. And then she stopped...
Face Reality

Face Reality

When I asked a group of friends, all within 10 years of my age (76), at what age would they be old, those who responded all said something like this: “Five years from now.” It didn’t matter whether they were 68 or 86. Dr. Louise Aronson, the author of the bestseller,...
Be Patient With Yourself and Others

Be Patient With Yourself and Others

Being confined with one other person, as I have been in the Spring/Summer of 2020, even if that person is your beloved husband, is not easy. In the best of partnerships and marriages, there are behaviors, tics, routines that, under normal circumstances the partner...
Keep Doing the Things that Bring You Joy

Keep Doing the Things that Bring You Joy

I want to travel as long as I can, see as much of the world as I can, experience the tastes, the smells, the colors, and the people in as many places as I can. India is a place I never expected to visit because my husband said it was the last place in the world he...
Nurture a Sense of Humor

Nurture a Sense of Humor

Humor and Aging O’Reilly was on trial for armed robbery. The jury came out and announced “Not guilty.” “Wonderful,” said O’Reilly. “Does that mean I can keep the money?” This is called an incongruity-resolution joke. The incongruity is, of course, that O’Reilly cannot...