Second-Half of Life Blog





For Exhausted Caregivers…

This wonderful poem by John O’Donohue speaks to the world of caregivers who can quickly lose their mooring and are looking for language, strategies and rituals to help them recover from these unavoidable forays into in “empty time.” For One…

Continue Reading


Mary Oliver’s Passing

I am a long time admirer of Mary Oliver’s poetry and was saddened by her passing last Thursday.  When asked what she had done with her life, she was quoted as saying, “I learned how to love and be loved,”…

Continue Reading


Is the doctor a “good fit” for an aging parent?

Navigating the healthcare system involves dealing with a wide range of physicians and support personnel. Not all physician partnerships are successful. Issues like difficulty reaching the doctor, hurried office visits, confusing medical jargon, limited explanations, and inefficient billing support can…

Continue Reading


PDF Copy Of “Seventy-Something”

No one can build you that bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life.. Nietzche Use this form to order a PDF copy of Seventy-Something: Boomer Becoming Their Parents Name(required) Email(required) Website Message Submit…

Continue Reading



Read The Dilemma Card Once A Week…

You can’t manage dilemmas with problem solving strategies `Dilemmas show up and have no intention of leaving Key blog posts about dilemmas: The Unavoidable Dilemmas of the Last Phase of Life The Rise of Dilemmas Problems Versus Dilemmas of Aging…

Continue Reading