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...
Get Help If You Can

Get Help If You Can

I visited my dermatologist face-to-face this week. It was my first appointment since sheltering in place in March. My health plan had cancelled two prior appointments, due to the non-emergency nature of my need and the greater need of others to access the medical...
Build both Mental and Emotional Flexibility

Build both Mental and Emotional Flexibility

In my Monday writing group this week, a friend and fellow member wrote about his years at a boutique accounting firm in San Francisco at the time of early computer assisted auditing. That small firm became a giant international one through mergers. Many of us have...