Shaken not scared: Coping in the time of the new normal

Diana Page

This new normal we are experiencing can be overwhelming from many different angles. Even if you are a fairly level-headed individual like Diana Page. As a nurse practitioner, she is a professional at assessing a situation and taking appropriate action. She shares some of the lessons she continues to learn.

How are you holding up?

Isolated woman staring out the window

As we all try to grapple with being isolated, some people are doing better than others. It’s a difficult time and one that Val Walker never anticipated when she wrote her book (out today) 400 Friends and No One to Call. We spoke on the phone recently and she shared how she came to write the book, as well as some wisdom about dealing with our current situation.

Conversations About Aging: Wayne Newell, 77

Wayne Newell and Diane Atwood

Wayne Newell is a Passamaquoddy Indian Man who was born and raised on the Pleasant Point Indian Reservation in Maine. After getting a master’s degree at Harvard he and his family made their home on the nearby Indian Township Reservation, where he taught until his retirement in 2012. Although struggling with health issues, Wayne’s mind and spirit are going strong. I hope you enjoy and will learn from our conversation. I did.