Smoking and Mental Wellness

Smoking and Mental Wellness

When the body sets out to decide what to carry forward in life, priority is given to what serves our physical well-being. What few of us understand is how carefully cigarettes are designed to break the bond between body and mind. While breathing slowly through a tube...
Walk to Remember

Walk to Remember

Now this is not the best modelling, because it was taken on Monday three miles from the trailhead in Headwaters Forest Reserve in Humboldt County, but it is an opportunity to emphasize something critical to management of cognitive decline: our conceptual memory is...
Humanity and Cognitive Decline

Humanity and Cognitive Decline

Until recently, my awareness of Dr. Maria Montessori was limited to signage on the educational centers bearing her name. With my focus on cognitive decline (in partnership with Nightingale Dementia Consultants) I was finally compelled to understand her contribution to...
Aging Grace

Aging Grace

When at 35 my hair began to turn gray, my female friends teased that I better had start coloring it, With a roll of the eyes, my retort was “When it’s completely gray, I’ll want people to know that I’ve made it that far.” Now nearing 60 little of the pepper is left,...
Aging Grace

Hypnotherapy in Later Life: Part 6

Conserving Identity When we are young, we respond “policeman” or “nurse” or “astronaut” when asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?” For many of us, it’s not until almost mid-life that we might realize that we didn’t understand the question. “Being” is about...
Aging Grace

Hypnotherapy in Later Life: Part 5

Life in Harmony Developed in the third quarter of the 20th century, the Ericksons’ Stages of Development end at age 65. Today if we live to 65, we have a 50% chance of living to 90. Given that nearly a third of life can be lived after retirement, we would expect to...