Most of the time I think I’m doing ok, even better than ok. I don’t really mind staying home and have plenty of projects to keep me busy and opportunities to connect with other people. But out of the blue, I can suddenly feel almost overwhelming sadness and despair. One minute the sun is shining and the next, it’s a downpour.
As we all try to grapple with being isolated, some people are doing better than others. It’s a difficult time and one that Val Walker never anticipated when she wrote her book (out today) 400 Friends and No One to Call. We spoke on the phone recently and she shared how she came to write the book, as well as some wisdom about dealing with our current situation.
During a serious episode of depression that landed him in the hospital two years ago, Jack found out just how important friends can be. Good medicine and good friends made all the difference. We talk about that and a lot more in Conversations About Aging, a Catching Health podcast.
Sights and tastes to behold. Sharing some highlights from a recent vacation with friends.
It’s easy to get in a funk in the middle of winter. I got a little advice from my friends to help me climb out of mine.
The holidays are a wonderful time to renew and grow relationships with friends and family. And to enjoy and celebrate food. They can also be a time of stress.
A few Thanksgivings ago, I posted a request on Facebook (along with a picture of one of my cats because, well, doesn’t almost everyone love cat pictures!) My Facebook request I need your help. I want to write a blog post tomorrow about gratitude. Will you tell me one thing that you are grateful for, […]