We all have our own ways of coping with the isolation, fear and anxiety, uncertainty, stress, you-name-it feelings that we are all experiencing these days. For Anne Strout, it’s going into her studio and creating art.
Ten years ago, Sally Loughridge, who is a well-known Maine artist, had 33 days of radiation therapy for breast cancer. To get through it, she did what she knows best. After each treatment, she painted.
One of the issues that often comes up as we are living longer is figuring out the best place to live. Most people want to stay put in their own homes. That’s what Peesh and her husband Paul want, only they have different ideas about where in Maine their home should be. One thing they agree on is that it’s important to live your life fully and not put things off. My conversation was mostly with Peesh, but Paul joined us toward the end.
During a serious episode of depression that landed him in the hospital two years ago, Jack found out just how important friends can be. Good medicine and good friends made all the difference. We talk about that and a lot more in Conversations About Aging, a Catching Health podcast.
Sights and tastes to behold. Sharing some highlights from a recent vacation with friends.
Alzheimer’s disease is usually an emotional roller coaster not only for the person who has it but also for family and friends. While you can’t let go of the disease, people can learn to let go of their emotions. One way is by expressing themselves through art.
An expressive arts therapist helps people grieve by creating art. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer, she used her art therapy tools to help herself.
I followed through on something. That’s what brought me joy this week. I’ve mentioned before that I’m an art student at USM. When I started two years ago, I also set up a blog to chronicle my adventures. It’s called mylatestart (which, if you look closely, you’ll see also reads my latest art — unintentional cleverness.) […]
The route to college was a circuitous one for Rabih Dow. Literally. In order to catch a bus to Boston College, he had to circumvent a couple of city blocks rather than simply walk straight ahead and cross one street. That’s because Rabih is totally blind and in order to cross that one street safely, he […]
The next time you are at the top of India Street in Portland where it hits Congress Street, look for the Maine Jewish Museum. It’s set back from the street behind a black wrought iron fence, nestled between Angela Adams on the left and a parking lot on the right. The museum is a hidden gem […]