Our Aging Parents

How Much Insight Should One Generation Share With Another?

Posted: 8 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Our Aging Parents | Read Time: 2 minutes, 7 seconds
{24th Annual West Point Triathlon}Yesterday Marty competed in the West Point Triathlon and I tagged along to take pictures and offer moral support. I go to his competitions because they are inspiring and fun to cheer on the athletes. As the groups began to line up for their starts, I saw a father and son saying their "goodbyes". The young man put...
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Our Aging Parents

Foodie Friday: Creating Light Summertime Meals As We Age

Posted: 8 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Our Aging Parents | Read Time: 3 minutes, 28 seconds
Growing up, my family lived in Jacksonville in a classic 1950's mid-century Florida style home. I am sure you can visualize the look complete with jalousie windows and terrazzo floors. As with most homes in Florida during that period, it was not air-conditioned and during late afternoons it was as hot inside the house as it was outside only cooling down after the sunset. I rememb...
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Intentional Living Series

Intentional Living Series Week Thirty-Two: Are You On Autopilot?

Posted: 8 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Intentional Living Series | Read Time: 3 minutes, 32 seconds
{Whitefish, Montana: The Beginning Of A Quilt}"We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid but by an infinite expectation of the dawn." ~Henry David ThoreauIn week 31 I shared with you the difference between living in the moment and living in the future and how decisions made in the moment frame the future....
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Life Management

Do You Have A Group That Makes You Feel At Home?

Posted: 8 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 1 minute, 54 seconds
{The Haven Writing Group}I have a theory on groups. My belief is that we spend our whole life in groups. Our family is our very first group but groups can be based on almost anything…nationality, race, religion, an environmental issue, the love of a college football team, a branch of the military or sexual orientation. Groups share our values, m...
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Our Aging Parents

Foodie Friday: Cooking For One

Posted: 8 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Our Aging Parents | Read Time: 2 minutes, 59 seconds
{Cheese Soufflé For One}My mother was a great cook in "her day" but after my father died she lost interest in cooking and started substituting snacks for "real" food. I understand the impulse to just grab a pint of Ben and Jerry's ice cream and call it an evening but I also know that nutrition becomes even more important as we age and
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Intentional Living Series

Intentional Living Series Week Thirty-One: Do You Live In The Moment Or In The Future?

Posted: 8 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Intentional Living Series | Read Time: 3 minutes, 28 seconds
{A Dragon Fly Exemplifies The Virtue Of Living In The Moment}"Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.                 ~Denis WaitleyIn Week 31 I looked at how you create the rhythm of your life through...
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Life Management

Are You Living The Life You Want?

Posted: 8 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 2 minutes, 37 seconds
{Glacier National Park, Montana}Over the last few months I have worked diligently to clear my life of the petty annoyances that have hovered in the background for months, even years. Things like consolidating credit cards, streamlining my businesses and generally deleting mental clutter. Steadily I have cleaned up the loose ends of my life...
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Our Aging Parents

Foodie Friday: Cooking Together

Posted: 8 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Our Aging Parents | Read Time: 2 minutes, 47 seconds
{Homemade Stir-Fry}When Marty and I first moved in together, we spent one or two evenings a week cooking dinner as a couple. We enjoyed creating meals as a team and learned quite a bit about one another through the process of meal planning and cooking. Marty is the more adventurous cook while I rely on trusted recipes to guide me. Turning meal pre...
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Intentional Living Series Week Thirty: What Is The Rhythm Of Your Life?

Posted: 8 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Intentional Living Series | Read Time: 2 minutes, 53 seconds
{The View From My Front Porch}" A scene has to have a rhythm of its own, a structure of its own". ~Michelangelo AntonioniIn the post for Week 29 I wrote about how to say no and the impulses that drive us to say yes even when we don't want to do so. This week I am going to discuss taking action to craft the rhythm of your life. 
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Life Management

What Are You Going To Do With Today?

Posted: 8 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 1 minute, 39 seconds
Prior to starting my own company, jokes about the drudgery of Monday morning was commonplace and prolific at my work place. While I laughed along with the group as the overused and hackneyed expressions were bantered around the office I never really felt that way about Mondays. Yet it was part of the Monday morning bonding ritual just like drinking copious amounts of coffee and D...
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