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Sandwiched Boomers and the Gift of Time

As a Sandwiched Boomer caring for parents growing older and kids growing up, perhaps you’re feeling under more pressure this week. The days are flying by and there’s still so much to do for the holidays. And you may not be finished shopping for your Hanukah, Christmas or Kwanzaa presents. How about a few more ideas that won’t break the bank? Photo by Brainedge – Flickr.com Give of yourself. Enjoy time with your friends by inviting them over for an evening of fun. Organize a potluck and have them bring … Continue reading

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What Charlie Sheen Can Learn from the Tragic Earthquake in Japan

Often, in the face of disaster, we feel a deep sense of helplessness. And the tragedy in Japan evokes a particular vulnerability when we see the pressing and immediate needs for food and shelter. Many who have lost everything are offering support and hope to one another – their self reliance and resiliency are apparent. One couple in their late 70s weren’t waiting for help. They immediately began fixing up their home so they would be able to help others. If only Charlie Sheen could access that kind of courage … Continue reading

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Charlie Sheen’s Impact on His Kids and Their Grandparents

Our hearts go out to the people in Japan, struggling with tsunami warnings and the aftershocks of a devastating earthquake. This humanitarian crisis is compounded by the race to contain meltdowns in their nuclear plants. It certainly puts Charlie Sheen’s meltdown in perspective. In the past, any media frenzy involving Charlie Sheen has been over the top. This time, his derailed thinking, and grandiose attitude – no matter whether it seems like he’s in the middle of a self destructive hypomanic episode or a drug induced psychosis – are indeed … Continue reading

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Grandmothers Value Special Holiday Celebrations

Now that we are into December, the holiday season has begun in earnest, prompting grandmothers into action as they search for ways to prepare for holiday celebrations with the grandkids. Chanukah begins tonight and Christmas and Kwanzaa are just over three weeks away. So we’ve got more tips today about how to enjoy the holidays with your grandchildren, whether they live close to you or far away. When your grandkids live nearby, you benefit by being an integral part of their lives. You likely have the chance to spend time … Continue reading

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