Communication

My Digital Footpath…

Below is a blessing from the Celtic mystic, John O’Donohue that I am offering to all you who follow my spiritual wanderings on this digital footpath.   Some of you I know and love.  Your presence and friendship are divine scaffolding…

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Evidence-Based Inquiry Into Driving Skills

At some point, driving gets away from our aging parents.  It’s an insidious process that lulls older adults into a false sense of security that their driving skills are still adequate.   Adult children see a different picture of “unsafe driving”…

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Home Rules: We’re Not Going Anywhere

Older adults see where they live as the Alamo and will make their last stand defending it. We advance with logic, manipulations, and threats, and they use any means at their disposal to repel us. Here’s why. 1. The place…

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Informed Control: The Art of Alignment

“I can’t believe I have to take a driving evaluation.” Nancy could hear how upset her father was at the idea of being retested to keep his driver’s license, “I have been a licensed driver for over 50 years, and…

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And then an aging parent moves in…

When an aging parent moves in, no one can predict how it will work out.  What looks good in the beginning can come undone in sudden and distressing ways. Adult children need to frame moving in as “one step” in…

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