My Son is Getting Married!

My Son is Getting Married!

They met at a local gym where each worked out several days a week. Susan had recently moved into the neighborhood and their mutual interest in fitness quickly sparked a relationship.

By: Natasha Morgan

I knew that Jeff was crazy about his girlfriend Susan. He spent every waking moment with her to the exclusion of his long time college friends.

The two met at a local gym where each worked out several days a week. Susan had recently moved into the neighborhood and their mutual interest in fitness quickly sparked a relationship. As weeks flew by they found more common …

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The Future of Caregivers

Caregivers

Community social workers can be fully trained nurses, house cleaners or chauffeurs. The cost is usually minimal but since they are only available for short periods of time, the caregiver problem still exists.

By: Natasha Morgan

Until we become personally involved, we don’t appreciate the difficult challenges that millions of people face when a loved one becomes ill and requires caregiving.

The majority of unpaid family caregivers in the US are women juggling their valuable time between job and family responsibilities. Many otherwise responsible employees are forced to take time off work to meet caregiver obligations. A career oriented woman …

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Are You Ready to Go Dancing?

Are You Ready to Go Dancing?

The once famous dance couple Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, added glamor and romance to ballroom dancing. Once again, with the advent of popular television shows such as “Dancing with the Stars”, ballroom dancing has taken off with Baby-Boomers.

By: Natasha Morgan

Just when you thought dancing was only for the young, a new trend has surfaced among baby-boomers. Ballroom dancing is enjoying a renewed popularity.

Couples looking for activities they can enjoy together are flocking to local community centers, schools and dance studios. Many are hoping to recapture the youthful spirit they felt in their earlier years.

Dance groups …

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The Personal Side of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi

Women across the nation were excited at the prospect of a “woman’s influence” on the country’s legislative agenda. Nancy Pelosi, the first woman ever to serve as House Speaker now presides over the first Democratic majority since 1994.

By: Natasha Morgan

The year 2007 marks a time in history that a woman takes on a role in the US government which is only two steps from the presidency. Nancy Pelosi, the first woman ever to serve as House Speaker was sworn in on Thursday, and now presides over the first Democratic majority since 1994.

The 66-year-old San Francisco Democrat, is …

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Nurturing Friendships

Nurturing Friendships

Most of us take friendship for granted. We believe that friends are always there, whenever we need them. Put yourself in your friend’s shoes and think about what they might be feeling about the friendship?

By: CD Mohatta

When we plant a tree, we take care of that plant from the smallest stage of growth. We not only nurture that plant with water, air and fertilizers, but also protect it from any damage. Friendship is one such plant. One has to take care of friends, as one takes care of the plants, one grows.

Most of us take friendship for …

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Are You an “Empty Nester”?

Are You an

Allowing “empty nester” feelings to permanently take hold, can lead to severe depression. However, recognizing the symptoms, you’ve taken the first step toward creating a happy lifestyle for yourself.

By: Natasha Morgan

You’ve spent the better part of your life raising children and looking after your family; now you find yourself quite alone. Separation anxiety can be painful for anyone but especially for those of us who no longer share our home with a spouse.

Loneliness can visit all of us at times but, allowing “empty nester” feelings to permanently take hold, can lead to severe depression. However, by recognizing …

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Romantic Love Can be Experienced by Everyone

Romantic Love

Romantic love involves caring and a desire to be responsive to the other person’s needs. It is comforting to believe that as we age, we become better at giving and receiving love.

By: Natasha Morgan

Most women, no matter what their age, will not admit to being old. My grandmother at 85 and living in a senior’s home, quietly whispered to me one day that her only complaint was that the place was so full of “old” people. To further demonstrate this theory, studies have shown that we think of people reaching old age only when they are at least …

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Coping with a Retired Husband

Sleeping Husband

Some retired couples have elected to take up hobbies together such as painting, tennis or golf. Taking lessons and learning to do new things will provide common goals. Others feel happier when they retain separate interests.

By: Natasha Morgan

The famous quote “I married him for better or for worse, but not for lunch” is a reoccurring theme among women who have newly retired husbands.

We all have routines that have been developed over a life time and when they suddenly become disrupted, we can get frustrated, annoyed or even furious. Take for example Mike, who is a retired …

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Memory Foam Mattresses …The Truth and Nothing But the Truth

Memory Foam Mattresses

Sometimes, a memory foam mattress is referred to as a NASA foam mattress. It is able to mold itself to the shape of any object that puts pressure on it and can slowly return to it’s original shape.

 

By: Charles “Chuck” Harmon

Are you thinking about buying a memory foam mattress? Are you confused about all the hype and confusing claims made by the different advertisements for memory foam?

I’ve set out to clear the air, remove the “smoke and mirrors”, and put into one article all the true information you’ll need to make a selection that will thrill …

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How Equitable is Your Relationship?

How Equitable is Your Relationship?

Women now hold a legal position that is deemed to be more equitable. As women become better educated and hold greater jobs, we may expect to see more evenly balanced relationships.

By: Natasha Morgan

People are most content when they feel that their relationship is a fair one. None of us wants to feel exploited by others; nor do we usually like to take advantage of others.

In any personal relationship people can have different preferences for their social activities, family income distribution and living accommodation, to name just a few. How we handle them, can make the difference between …

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Finding Happiness in Your Treasure Chest

Finding Happiness

Our level of happiness is based on our thoughts and our thoughts are a reflection of what’s in our minds. Happy people spend their effort adding to their Treasure and Hope chests.

By: Gary Mosher

If you haven’t been able to find a lot of happiness in your life, maybe you’re looking in the wrong place. Our level of happiness is based on our thoughts and our thoughts are a reflection of what’s in our minds. We can begin the quest for happiness by separating our memories into three separate chests:

The Treasure Chest of the mind is where we …

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Bathroom Safety Tips for Your Family

Bathroom Safety Tips

Common bathroom accidents include scalds, fainting from heat, falls on slippery floors, and head injuries from falling against bathroom fixtures. To prevent accidents, your bathroom should be equipped with grab bars, bath mats, and bath rails.

By: Clive Chansa

Bathrooms are a particularly dangerous part of the home. It’s a dangerous place for falls and injuries to occur. Common bathroom accidents include scalds, fainting from heat, falls on slippery floors, and head injuries from falling against bathroom fixtures. It is important to install devices designed to prevent accidents — such as grab bars, bath mats, and bath rails.

Here

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Be a Gracious Receiver

A Gracious Receiver

When a genuine kind offer is made or a gift is given to you, accept it graciously even if you don’t really need it. Always remember how the giver feels when you refuse.

By: Natasha Morgan

Most of us feel much more comfortable when we are giving than receiving. Being gracious is not always easy. We may feel embarrassed when we’re at the receiving end of an act of kindness and often don’t know how to respond. As a result, our actions or words could inadvertently slight the giver.

I’ll relate an incident that occurred on a subway train several …

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You Can Improve Your Relationships

Improving Your Relationship
Let life’s problems magically pass by while you hold on to your relationship. Make memories together. Enjoying special moments, special anniversary dates and events will enhance the quality of your relationship.

By: Deepak Dutta

Is there magic to what makes some relationships last longer than others? Maybe. Do some people just sit back and sulk, while others seem to let life go by right over their heads and problems? It sure seems so. Or maybe it’s just that some people learn secrets of success from their grandparents or other relatives or friends. And since the latter is probably more

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Does Age Matter?

Does Age Matter?

When an older man is with a younger woman, people are fond of saying “the girls are gold diggers, trophy brides or mail order brides”. It is also becoming more popular these days for older women to marry younger men.

By: Barry Cooke

Well isn’t that the $64,000 question? The answer really is a personal thing. There is no right or wrong answer, as long as both parties are over the age of consent. If you were to research the subject you would probably find that it is not uncommon for people to be in a relationship where there is …

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