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Aging, General

 4 records found

Senior Moments or Senior Block? by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   May 13, 2007)
Some might suggest that a senior block is a first cousin to a senior moment. I might add that in reality, they probably are nearly synonymous except that not all senior moments are problems.…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Coping

Admitting the Truth by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   April 29, 2007)
The expression admission ranges anywhere from access to affirmation. The price of admission (even with a senior discount) may be too expensive. Admitting the truth can also be too painful.…
Topics: Change Character, Integrity Communication Coping Optimal Aging

Facing Bad News by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   February 25, 2007)
Lessons from the story of Todd and Grandpa Eric…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Coping Tragedy

Granny Flats by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   July 16, 2006)
Jenny was once a vibrant, intelligent and at times aggressive wife, mother and grandmother…
Topics: Change Coping Disease Health Care Housing


Arts & Entertainment

 3 records found

War Room MovieFacing life's problems with the power of prayer by Rusty Wright


(Arts & Entertainment   August 21, 2015)
The Kendrick brothers (Courageous, Fireproof) return with a lively drama about a troubled middle-class family…
Topics: Coping Faith Family Prayer


A Tribute to a One-Armed Organist by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 9, 2009)
Remembering Mark Thallander's near-fatal accident six years later…
Topics: Arts & Entertainment Coping Music Tragedy Tribute, Testimony

John Travolta's Dave with Sorrow by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 11, 2009)
Reflections on the death of his teenage son…
Topics: Coping Dying and Death Popular Culture Prayer


Communication

 2 records found

Express Yourself Submitted by Stu Johnson


(My World   May 30, 2020)
Ageless Authors and its newest writing contest 'Coping with Crisis'…
Topics: Communication Coping COVID-19 Crisis Opportunity Writing


What Do I Say? Submitted by Stu Johnson


(Health & Wellness   June 29, 2016)
How to talk to someone who has Alzheimer's…
Topics: Communication Coping Disease Relationships



Disaster

 1 record found

Picture Dorian Gray by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 7, 2019)
Paying respect to the twisting winds of summer…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Coping Disaster Nature News Seasons Weather



Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 10 records found

Two Gifts Nobody Wants by Bill Nichols


(My World   April 25, 2020)
Who wants pain and fear? Yet, we need them…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Crisis Faith Fears, Concerns News


The Christ of the Empty Church by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 18, 2020)
The Body of Christ doesn't need a biuilding…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Easter Inspiration Jesus Religion


Perplexed . . . but not Despairing by George Garrison


(My World   April 17, 2020)
In the midst of our puzzling reality, there is hope…
Topics: Bible Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Faith Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Stress Values Wellness Wisdom


I Still Believe Movie by Rusty Wright


(Arts & Entertainment   March 6, 2020)
True love, rough roads…
Topics: Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making Christian Life Coping Faith Love Media Movies Music Relationships


Dark Night of the Soul by James N. Watkins


(My World   February 23, 2019)
Comfort from the Psalms when you feel abandoned by God…
Topics: Bible Comfort & Consolation Coping Depresson Faith God Loneliness Loss & Grieving Trouble Trust


There are 5 more items for this category and the Coping topic...See the whole list


General

 1 record found

Survivor Lessons by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 20, 2006)
What I learned from a power outage and reality TV…
Topics: Christmas Coping Weather


Health & Wellness

 19 records found

Caution During Reopening by Abby Haglage, yahoo!Life


(Health & Wellness   June 13, 2020)
CDC provides new guiance to avoid COVD-19 surge during reopening
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Current Events, News Disease George Floyd News Relationships Wellness


Managing Your Coronavirus Fears by Rusty Wright


(My World   April 4, 2020)
Facing the chaos with facts, confidence, and faith…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Disease Faith News


Calling on the Ghostbusters Among Us by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 21, 2020)
Reflecting on the coronavirus crisis…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Faith Fears, Concerns News Wellness


Mind Cancer Awareness Month by James N. Watkins


(Health & Wellness   November 9, 2019)
Jim declares the need to pay attention to our mental health…
Topics: Coping Social Issues Stress Wellness


Silence by Dan Seagren


(Health & Wellness   September 8, 2019)
It can be golden, but…
Topics: Coping Health Care Relationships Wellness


There are 14 more items for this category and the Coping topic...See the whole list


History

 1 record found

Deepwater Horizon Movie by Rusty Wright


(Arts & Entertainment   September 24, 2016)
Horror, heroism, fear and faith…
Topics: Coping Courage History Movies News Tragedy



Holidays

 6 records found

It's the Most Difficult Time of the Year by James N. Watkins


(Health & Wellness   December 8, 2019)
A few ideas to help you get through the holidays…
Topics: Christmas Coping Depresson Hanakkuh Holidays Holiday Season Loneliness Wellness


A Longest Night Lament by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 22, 2018)
Prayer for Blue Christmas…
Topics: Christmas Coping Depresson Faith Holidays Holiday Season


Putting the 'thanks' in Thanksgiving isn't always easy by Ken Potts


(My World   November 18, 2018)
Dealing with empty places or a less-than-bountiful table…
Topics: Coping Gratitute Holiday Season Loneliness Loss & Grieving Needy People Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving


Redesigning Your Holiday Feelings by Barbara Miklos


(Health & Wellness   November 20, 2015)
Eight tips to help make the best of the holiday season, especially if you have suffered loss or undergone significant change in the last year…
Topics: Change Christmas Coping Family Holidays Holiday Season Loss & Grieving Relationships


Busting the Ghosts of Christmas Past by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 14, 2014)
Looking out for the lost and lonely this time of year…
Topics: Christmas Coping Family Holidays Holiday Season

A Fatherless Father's Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 21, 2009)
Facing my first holiday without my dad…
Topics: Coping Family Holidays


Humor

 3 records found

COVID and the Cone by George Garrison


(My World   May 7, 2020)
Time out for a laugh…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Current Events, News Family Humor Pets


Hunkering Down Humor by Rusty Wright


(My World   April 18, 2020)
Finding lighter momets while hunkered down for the pandemic…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Humor News


It Could be Worse by James N. Watkins


(My World   April 20, 2018)
Top 10 things worse than doing your taxes…
Topics: Coping Financial Humor Taxes



Inspiration

 2 records found

The Strength to Soar by George Garrison


(Faith   April 30, 2020)
Rejuvenation and hope as we wait for the pandemic to end…
Topics: Character, Integrity Coping Courage COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Faith Hopes & Dreams Inspiration


Fear Not . . . by Faith Anne Spaulding


(Health & Wellness   December 5, 2015)
Confidence doesn't always come easy to us. . . . How do we gain confidence and where does it come from?
Topics: Christian Life Coping Faith Inspiration Personal Issues



Life Events

 6 records found

He Faced Death this Week by Bill Nichols


(Health & Wellness   September 1, 2019)
It made be think…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Comfort & Consolation Contemplation, Insight Coping Dying and Death Disease Fears, Concerns Relationships Wellness


In This World You Will Have Trouble by James N. Watkins


(Faith   March 19, 2019)
When you think things can't get worse…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Coping Faith Inspiration Trouble


Life Flows On by Ken Potts


(My World   January 21, 2019)
How different people deal with life's flow…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Coping Courage Fears, Concerns Trouble Trust


Dealing with the Cards You're Dealt by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 25, 2018)
Life is more than just a game…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Coping Humor Metaphors, Life Lessons


Luck and Success by Stu Johnson


(Faith   April 4, 2018)
How would you descrbe your life journey?…
Topics: Attitudes Beliefs Choices and Decision Making Coping Faith Hopes & Dreams Optimal Aging


Joy While Grieving by Bill Nichols


(Health & Wellness   November 20, 2017)
Reflections on the loss of a dear friend…
Topics: Coping Dying and Death Faith Loss & Grieving Relationships



Media

 1 record found

A Beautiful Day Movie by Rusty Wright


(Arts & Entertainment   November 15, 2019)
Want him as your neighbor?…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Comfort & Consolation Coping Education History Media Movies Wisdom



Nature

 2 records found

Old Man Winter's Icy Grip by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 12, 2014)
Learning to accept what life hands us…
Topics: Coping Seasons Weather

The Lord Remains Our Light by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 29, 2012)
When the power goes out (and worse)…
Topics: Coping Faith Nature Weather


News & Current Events

 13 records found

The Time Factor Reported by Stu Johnson


(Health & Wellness   May 24, 2020)
Taking care while fighting the isolation of COVID-19 restrictions…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Current Events, News Disease News Wellness


Outside In by Stu Johnson


(Health & Wellness   May 14, 2020)
Being engaged while staying safer at home…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Coping COVID-19 Current Events, News Internet Learning Leisure News Technology Travel


Life Lessons by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Health & Wellness   May 3, 2020)
What we should learn from global pandemic…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Disease Learning News Wellness


Bringing Out the Best in All of Us by George Garrison


(My World   April 24, 2020)
In it together now, but?…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Crisis Disease Faith Inspiration News Relationships


Empathy Week by George Garrison


(Faith   April 8, 2020)
A perspective on Holy Week in the midst of a global pandemic…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Easter History Jesus News Relationships Religion


There are 8 more items for this category and the Coping topic...See the whole list


Relationships

 5 records found

Will You Still Say Hello? by Stu Johnson


(Connections   March 29, 2020)
Connecting in a time of social distancing…
Topics: Communication Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Disease News Relationships Wellness


Confronting Marital Problems by Ken Potts


(Connections   November 17, 2019)
How counseling can help couples…
Topics: Coping Family Relationships Wellness


Can This Marriage be Saved? by Ken Potts


(Connections   September 1, 2019)
Tips for saying "yes" (Second of two parts)…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Coping Family Relationships Unity, Unified Values


New Life by Rusty Wright


(Arts & Entertainment   October 28, 2016)
Real love, real life…
Topics: Coping Disease Inspiration Movies Relationships


On Being Widowed by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   February 3, 2008)
Facing the loss of a spouse…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Coping Dying and Death Family Living Alone


Sports & Recreation

 2 records found

Hoops Cancellation Withdrawal Disorder by Rusty Wright


(My World   April 5, 2020)
Taking a lighter look at one of the casualties of the pandemic…
Topics: Basketball Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Faith Humor Popular Culture Sports


An Audience of One by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 26, 2010)
An Olympic ice skater grieves her mother's death…
Topics: Coping Dying and Death Family Sports


Technology

 2 records found

Ode to Joy by Stu Johnson


(Connections   April 9, 2020)
The human spirit responds to the COVID-19 pandemic…
Topics: Arts & Entertainment Communication Computers (and other Digital devices) Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News History Innovation, Invention, Creativity Inspiration Internet Music News Opportunity Religion Technology


Obsolescence by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   August 5, 2018)
Nothing is here to stay…
Topics: Change Computers (and other Digital devices) Coping Technology



Tragedy

 3 records found

Responding to Disasters: What You Should and Shouldn't Say by Bill Nichols


(Faith   February 21, 2016)
Helping victims of disaster cope with the loss and questions…
Topics: Christian Life Coping Disaster Relationships Tragedy


Your Crisis is Only Part of the Picture by Bill Nichols


(Health & Wellness   February 9, 2016)
We often get defined by our crises, but need to see a bigger picture…
Topics: Character, Integrity Coping Crisis Tragedy Wellness


Finding Courage When Tragedy Strikes by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 8, 2014)
Reflecting on the shooting spree at my alma mater…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Coping


Travel

 1 record found

Dying for an Upgrade by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 25, 2007)
A first-class flight that was truly out of this world…
Topics: Coping Dying and Death


Trends

 1 record found

A Tragic Trend by James N. Watkins


(Health & Wellness   August 24, 2019)
When you or a friend are contemplating suicide…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Coping Fears, Concerns Future Loneliness Social Issues Stress Tragedy Trends Trouble Wellness



Work, Employment

 1 record found

Fired or Promoted? by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   April 22, 2007)
Another senior moment not to be overlooked is getting fired.…No matter how you say it, for most it is unpleasant even though perhaps expected, sooner or later.…
Topics: Coping Unemployment Work