The threat of COVID-19 has turned our world(s) upside down. People isolated at home, some working, some out of a job, some not well, many feeling overwhelmed and uncertain. Pete Smith’s story is that the business he and his partner Gudrun worked so hard to build is now closed. But as you’ll see, Pete’s an optimist.
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.
Feeling down? A little lost? Uncertain? Overwhelmed? Take a quick Bright Side break with me.
What are you grateful for? In this podcast, researcher Dr. Robert Emmons discusses what gratitude is, how easy it is to find it, and why it’s important to try. Especially right now.
The story of a man whose life took a dark turn when he learned he had Stage IV colorectal cancer. Because of the love and support of his family he was able to pull himself out of that dark place. The key was realizing that he couldn’t do it alone. Now he is providing support to other
Having trouble sleeping lately? I am. Seems all I can think about is COVID-19. I feel caught between wanting to learn as much as I can and wanting to turn everything off. But I received a few unexpected gifts today that brightened up my attitude. I’d like to share them with you.
Thursday was my cousin’s 60th birthday. I have a present and a card that I was planning to deliver to her in person. Because of coronavirus concerns, on Monday, the thought crossed my mind that maybe I should mail them. I decided no, under the circumstances, I’ll make it a quick visit, keep my distance, […]
It’s a great time of year for a hearty salad — like this one with roasted vegetables. Easy to make and a pleasure to eat. It’s also good for you.
For many people in Maine, my guest in this episode of Conversations About Aging is like an old friend. For 37 years, he broadcast the weather on the state’s top news station — WCSH-TV. What’s Joe Cupo up to now? He’s enjoying retirement to the fullest and still keeping an eye on the weather.
COVID-19 is our main concern these days, but the flu season isn’t over yet. I thought it would be helpful to share some reminders of what that can mean, especially for older people.