Category Archives: Retirement

Storytelling in Families




Telling stories draws family members close to each other. Family stories keep families connected and chronicle their history. Susan Engel (1999) writes: “We all want to know who we are and how we came into our world. And we each learn … Continue reading

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Healthy Ways to Handle Stress




                                                   Short – Term Methods Relax where you are. Sit in a comfortable position; rest your hands on top of your navel. Breathe deeply through your nose, feeling your hands rise as your abdomen fills with air. Still inhaling, count to … Continue reading

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How Vulnerable Are You to Stress?




Mark from 1 (almost always) to 5 (never), according to how much of the time each statement applies to you. ___ 1. I eat at least one hot, balanced meal a day. ___ 2. I get 7 to 8 hours … Continue reading

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