Friends and Family

Toast to Good  Friends

Gal Pals Are Good Medicine

Posted on March 18th, 2013

CBS Sunday Morning recently featured a segment on the health benefits of friendship.  We always knew our friends made us stronger but now there’s scientific proof.  The University of Virginia has been conducting research on the effect of social relationships and have concluded that “people with a circle of friends tend to be healthier... Read More...

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At-Home Dads Do It!

Posted on August 16th, 2012

Don’t be surprised if your son – or grandson – has opted to be a stay-at-home dad taking care of the kids while mom brings home the paycheck.  Thanks to a more enlightened generation... Read More...


Kinder & Gentler Elder Care

Posted on July 16th, 2012

Any of us who has had the difficult responsibility of caring for an aging parent or spouse, knows the lack of good options available to ensure quality of life care for our loved ones. While home care... Read More...

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Final Farewells

Posted on December 29th, 2011

One of the Circle Gal Pals (CGP) lost her mother on Christmas Eve.  Although it wasn’t unexpected – she had poor health for years and was recently in hospice, her death left a sad void... Read More...


Boomerang Parents

Posted on September 12th, 2011

The article from The New Old Age blog on the NY Times online site is from 2008 but the reality remains in 2011 and should be expected to expand in the future. A lot of parents are moving “home”... Read More...

Taking Care of Mom

Taking Care of Mom?

Posted on August 2nd, 2011

 I had a wonderful evening last weekend with friends I hadn’t seen in years.  I loved how the conversation just picked right up with old stories of our shared work experiences along with new updates... Read More...

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Murdoch Mystery Lady in Gray

Posted on July 20th, 2011

Rupert Murdoch has been in the hot seat dealing with Parliament’s questions on the phone-hacking and bribery scandal at News Corp.  However, yesterday, as the world’s cameras were watching,... Read More...

Medical Researcher Search for Alzheimer's Breakthrough

Alzheimer Updates

Posted on July 19th, 2011

The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference is taking place in Paris this week.  It’s the largest gathering of leading researchers, doctors, pharmaceutical and medical companies... Read More...


The Circle

Posted on July 10th, 2011

I feel sorry for guys – really I do!  They may have access to the best jobs, money, adventure, power – but wait, gals have all of that too these days.  What guys don’t have –... Read More...

Nurse Holding Medical Chart

Hiring A Caregiver

Posted on July 10th, 2011

A recent article in the LA Times brought back tough memories.  My mom lived with me for several years after she was hospitalized with congestive heart failure.  Concerned with her ability to take... Read More...

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Mickey Rooney Speaks Out

Posted on May 11th, 2011

How sad it was a few weeks ago to see Mickey Rooney testify before the Senate on his personal experience as the victim of elder abuse.  What a pitiful commentary on society that our values and respect... Read More...