Wellness and Wisdom

Who Makes Medical Decisions If You Are Incapacitated?

By DeLila Bergan, JD, MA, HEC-C ~ It’s 2:00 A.M. when the phone rings. I answer it, groggily. The voice on the line asks if I know Mr. Wallace. I do, but why is anyone asking me? Mr. Wallace is my former father-in-law. His late son and I divorced more than 20 years ago, and I

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Journaling Ideas for Stress

By Tiffany Lord, RYT ~ Stressed or overwhelmed? Putting your feelings on paper can help shift your mood. Journaling is the adult version of writing in a diary. It’s an entirely personal practice, and your journal entries can be about anything. However, real change and awareness can only come when you are intentional with your

COVID Risk Assessment

Be Informed: Check Out Your Risk of Doing Daily Activities Concerning COVID-19

The Texas Medical Association COVID-19 Task Force and Committee on Infectious Diseases have created a chart  ranking activities by risk-level for COVID-19. They worked from the supposition that no matter the activity, people took as many safety precautions as possible. Click on the chart below for a printable version. Share this with family and friends, post it on your social

Healthy Snacks for Adults 50+

Healthy Snacks for Adults 50+

What you need to know By Jennifer “Neily” Neily, MS, RDN, FAND ~ Ask 10 nutrition experts about adult snacking and you’ll get 10 different answers. Ask me and I’ll answer: yes, no, maybe. When it comes to eating for well-being, we’re all unique. No two approaches are identical. Gone are three squares per day,

Telehealth for Seniors—Bringing Back House Calls

By Mridula Nadamuni, MD ~ Mr. C is a lovely 73-year-old gentleman who lives on a ranch about an hour away from the hospital. Mr. C tripped on a rug and wrenched his hip. Days later, his hip and back still bother him. He has chronic kidney disease and knows there are some pain medications

Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Now What? Push PAUSE

By Audette Rackley, M.S., CCC/SLP | Assistant Director, Strength-Based Programs, Center for BrainHealth3 ~ For most people receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, time seems to stand still while life swirls around them. At Center for BrainHealth we believe life is not over with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. Our goal is to help families realize their continued

Incorporating the Five Animal Frolics into Your Life

For high energy, vitality, and well-being By Judith Stuartcoale Bonner ~ The beautiful blend of Tai Chi and Qigong, both practices working with the Qi, are found in animal frolics. Qi (chi) is the vital life energy that surrounds and sustains our existence. Qi is an energetic force that is often felt, although not seen.

Our Dogs are Therapy Animals Too

By Laura Sutherland ~ There is an ancient Chinese saying that goes, “May you live in interesting times.”  It is NOT meant as a blessing! These are indeed interesting times. A pandemic is scary, and we absolutely must take the necessary precautions to stay safe and healthy, but panic or even handwringing serves no one.

How to Take the Best Care of Your Eyes

Your eyes will reward you for it. Vision is an essential sense for most individuals. However, many of us take this gift for granted by not taking good care of our eyes. As a result, we may develop eye complications, injuries, or nerve damage, which subsequently leads us to things like prescription glasses, contact lenses,

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