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Have a Little Kindness

Posted by jayemerill@live.com on November 15, 2016 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (3)

And so, today is World Kindness Day! Wishes here ...that we continue to spread kindness' to those we don't yet know very well or haven't yet met, by looking around the corner, in Raleigh.

I was heart warmed, today, by a member of 2 years, who has only been to visit with us once, due to her health issues. She texted to say "You haven't walked away as so may do , because it's busy world and you haven't lost sight of what it's really about...people. She continued, "To me, every day is a ki...

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Random Acts of Kindness

Posted by jayemerill@live.com on November 13, 2015 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Here are some kindness ideas from the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation:

 

Make a new friend today: Introduce yourself to a stranger and strike up a conversation. Perhaps if there is someone you've seen occasionally on the bus or in the neighborhood, ask them how they're doing.

 

Mentor a child or teen: Volunteering just a few hours a month with a child can start something amazing.

 

Pay the tab for the person behind you: It&#...

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The Aging Puzzle

Posted by jayemerill@live.com on November 7, 2015 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)


It appears to me that with the knowledge and wisdom we have gained by gracing ourselves on this planet, we are approaching an aging experience much like working a puzzle. Ultimately, no one can tell how the pieces wil...

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Get Motivated!

Posted by jayemerill@live.com on October 3, 2015 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Oh. What about that donut or sweet roll that’s calling my name or must I opt to order the boring and hard to chew salad that’s being offered at the deli? Is my ever widening belly ever going to slim down to a relatively trim size?

Shall I stay at home to watch the football game on TV or make that date with friends to play tennis and get some real exercise? Temptation sets in and I lack the willingness and willpower to do the right thing.

The APA’s Stress in A...

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Embrace Your Niceness...

Posted by jayemerill@live.com on June 15, 2015 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

 

I have some lovely female friends who would probably give me the shirt off their backs if I asked them to. It’s a wonderful feeling to know this, yet I find myself warning them against being too nice ; that they need to pull back and not appear as a ‘pushover’ to their friends and family.

 

Much of the time, I sometimes feel that they’re being “too nice” about easily enabling others.

I must warn my friends of success...

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A Tribute to My Father

Posted by jayemerill@live.com on June 15, 2015 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Father’s Day is a special holiday for me for many reasons.

 

Although my dad passed 15 years ago, his decision to adopt me as his first child will always be embroidered upon my heart. Knowing I was always loved and supported by my dad has meant a great deal to me.

 

My father was an elementary school principal for 43 years, and although he was always busy at work, he adored his five children. Problems were recognized and solved at the dinner tabl...

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Who is Growing Older With Grace?

Posted by jayemerill@live.com on May 31, 2015 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Whether seniors want to develop healthier eating habits, become more physically active or learn to enjoy easier living with chronic health conditions, we’ve got a workshop that can make a difference.

Our Growing Older Gracefully sessions help redefine the aging process and challenge traditional approaches as we ask seniors to make wise choices about their wellbeing. Our workshops uncover several tools and tricks to help guide and enhance their quality of life and of...

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Media Technology for Youngsters from a Grandparent's Perspective

Posted by jayemerill@live.com on May 7, 2015 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (1)

As I sit in a café in downtown Raleigh, sipping on some coffee and knitting a baby sweater, thoughts begin to wander about my grandchildren and the future of technological media advances and its effects upon their education. I laugh inwardly, recalling that my granddaughter actually called me on my daughter’s IPhone at age 10 months and at 15 mos was able to turn off her dad’s program on his ipad and change it to Baby Einstein.

I wonder if by familiarizing them can ac...

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Empty Nester's Embrace the Newness

Posted by jayemerill@live.com on April 25, 2015 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Now that the kids are gone, I could be faced with feelings of loss and the possibility that my life is empty. But that's not really the case.  However, this feeling was once real and took some time to overcome. Given a few hints and prods by friends. new discoveries have been mustered up. I must now think about myself instead of the children that are gone, and find some treats, like getting a newly styled haircut and pedicure...

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Being Older

Posted by jayemerill@live.com on April 19, 2015 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

It’s absolutely brilliant to come to the realization that getting older isn’t as appalling as people make it out to be. Being much more mature than ever before, and enjoying retirement, has turned out to be a step up from those earlier life stages. Now, contentment and confidence have become good friends of mine.


There seems to be an epidemic of women who worry about their future. At least half of them seem to be unsure of what the aging process will bring or we...

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