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SNAP, CRACKLE, POP: WAKING UP OLD AND MOBILE

Fight waking up old by not moving? Oh those magic moment between sleep and awake. You could be any age at any place and be a vital force. So you don’t move to enjoy the moment as long as it lasts. Then you swing out of bed. Your back cracks. Take a step and your […]

YOUR CHRONIC PAIN ISN’T LIKE ANY OTHER. IT’S WORSE

It’s always worse when no one understands your chronic pain An old, crusty, redneck said, “They ought to take all these drug addicts out and shoot them.” An older, crustier, redneck said, “Then you’d be shooting my daughter. She got treatment and straightened her life out.” “That’s not what I meant.” “Anyone who includes ‘take […]

DOES YOUR FAMILY HATE YOU ENOUGH? GET BUSY

  Family hate means family values 0.  Are you the right gender? Check early pictures to see if you’re wearing the right clothes. If you’re a guy and your baby pictures look like a girl, relax. General Douglas MacArther wore a dress and long hair as a child. It was the fashion, and it didn’t hurt […]

CIGARETTE SMOKE ‘EM IF YOU GOT ‘EM? DON’T DO IT

    Tobacco and cigarette smoke, the stuff of dreams and nightmares.   The dream part comes first. Light a stick and enjoy. All you’ve got to do is breath in, breath out, and watch the cigarette smoke curl into shapes. Later comes the nightmare part, the regret, the tubes, the hospital smell, the faces […]

WORK ON HABITS, COMPULSIONS, ADDICTIONS, NOT GOALS?

Work on habits, not goals? What about goal oriented people?   Long term goals don’t happen overnight. You achieve them by doing the little things. For instance, you decide you’d like to run a marathon. Do you find the nearest race with the closest date and just sign up? Some people do, but what would […]

GIVING CAREGIVING SHOWS EXTRA LIFE

The biggest booster from giving caregiving?   Adapted for Parkinson’s, it becomes “Hate the disease, love the relationships it builds.” It works for most every disease at every age. The idea of extra life works for all, too. Doctors treating Parkinson’s are the key relationship, but they need equally strong links to those in their patients’ lives. One link of […]

CUSTOMER SERVICE: BODY PART COMPLAINT LINE

Who calls Customer Service for congratulations?   What if you had to answer the customer service calls from your body parts? (Hint: You do answer customer service calls from your body parts. It’s called Health Awareness.) Step on a lego at night and your foot’s call goes to the top of the list. You don’t […]

WHAT PEOPLE NEED AND WHAT THEY DON’T SAY

What people need is a break from their trials.   An old joke goes like this: How do you catch a unique rabbit? You ‘nique up on it. How do you catch a tame rabbit? The tame way, you ‘nique up on it. It’s pretty funny if it’s the only joke of the week. More […]

GET A LIFE, THEY SAY. WHAT DO YOU SAY AFTER THAT?

“Get a life” isn’t the worst thing you’ll ever hear. Don’t make it worse. Get a life translation: What ever you’re doing is either wrong time, wrong place, or just plain wrong. Get and new life and make better decisions? Is that the idea? Before you transform yourself into someone you don’t know, don’t want […]

YOU HAVE FEELINGS? DO THEY SAY HAPPY?

  HOW TO TELL IF YOU’RE HAPPY You’ve heard it before, whether you’re ten, thirty-four, or seventy-four years old. Balance. Say it like they said, “Plastic,” in The Graduate. Life, or a good life, depends on balance. Think moderation. Most of the time you hear this and nod and agree like the fat man who […]