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These three booklets have proven useful to professionals and laypeople alike.  Together, they offer a preview of the unique challenges of caring for aging parents, insights into the unspoken but all consuming psychological agenda of the last phase of life…

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This is the cover of the first edition of a new publication I created for advisers about their client’s journey through middle age. I will be releasing it later on this month. Each edition will have a foundational article, two…

The post New Publication: Middle Crossing appeared first on Aging, caregiving and the journey through the second half of life.

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Window to Your Heart
“Most of us travel with two lives in tow, with a heart full of stuff nobody knows.”…

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I created this follow up infographic to the Unavoidable Currents of Middle Age.  The first one was all about the sobering currents of the middle crossing.  The new one is all about surviving the currents. 
Use it as a starting…

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This foundational article is now available in a PDF booklet that can be shared family members, colleagues, clients and anyone who is involved with older adults.  Just use the order form below to obtain your complimentary copy
The single biggest…

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Sometimes a visual depiction is the most effective way to capture the emotional force of a concept or idea.  That is why I created the Unavoidable Currents of Middle Age infographic.  I wanted to give middle age caregivers a…

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Below is a list of the currents that swirl around the lives of middle age adults producing unchecked volatility, suffocating transaction density and deep exhaustion.  It reminds us that middle age caregivers are being stretched to the limit in all…

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Definition: Nutritious Friend
1. They are always happy to see you.
2. They always want to know what’s happening in your life.
3. They have no plans to “change” of “fix” you, ever.  
If you have a nutritious friend in…

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Introduction
At some point in the lives of our aging parents things slip out of control. It may be a subtle change over time that finally becomes unmanageable or the sudden arrival of a medical setback. As much as we…

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You can You can assume that older adults have essentially the same needs and priorities as the rest of the adult population but in doing so, you will miss a never to be repeated opportunity to facilitate their final growth…

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