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rhoda-p-curtis's picture
Feb.17.2012
When I asked a young friend for an image when I said the word "mobility," he said, "wheels." I thought, "What a descriptive image for that word." All around me I see folks zipping around in electric wheelchairs, bicycles pedaled by motor or hand, kids on skateboards or scooters, cars with...
leslie-davenport's picture
Feb.15.2012
What's love got to do with it? If you're referring to health and well-being, then just about everything, according to the latest research. The National Institute of Medicine in Washington, D.C., looked at numerous studies across the U.S., Scandinavia and Japan, all concluding that intimate...
rita-schiano's picture
Jan.25.2012
Can taking one, small step really change your life? Proponents of kaizen think so. (And for the record, so do I.) Kaizen is a means of making great and lasting change through small, steady increments. Kaizen's practical roots are based in the Japanese management concept for incremental (gradual...
lori-hope's picture
Jan.18.2012
If I were a camel, I would have surely buckled under that slender straw, which took the form of a nail file. Searching my bedside table drawer for the six-inch metal instrument, rifling through paraphernalia such as dog-eared business cards, highlighters of every hue, numerous white packets stamped...
rita-schiano's picture
Jan.10.2012
So, you've set your sight on getting in better shape this year. Losing weight and working out are at the top of your New Year's resolutions list. And you are determined to follow through this year. But as you pop the Jane Fonda "Prime Time -- Fit & Strong" disk into the DVD player, you catch...
holly-clegg's picture
Jan.06.2012
Pizza, burgers and fries are all-American favorites but have been touted as forbidden foods. "Junk food" shouldn't be the answer to your quick meal, but with a few simple changes you can easily enjoy a healthier approach to these classics. We all wish our kitchen could have a drive-through window,...
rhoda-p-curtis's picture
Jan.02.2012
New Year's Resolutions are connected to Judeo-Christian concepts of self-improvement and apologies for any wrongdoing over the past year. According to Wikipedia, "A New Year's Resolution is generally a goal someone sets out to accomplish in the coming year." Some examples include resolutions...
zoe-fitzgerald-carter's picture
Dec.15.2011
Catching sight of the rows of bottles in my neighborhood wine store the other day—a holiday banner hanging merrily in the window—I felt a pang of sadness and regret. Each of the artfully displayed bottles seemed filled with the promise of sensual delight. I could almost taste the chilled...
rhoda-p-curtis's picture
Dec.14.2011
January is the month for new beginnings; December is the month for endings and how we manage the transition between December and January is the subject of this essay. For elders like me, December, not April, is the cruelest month (apologies to T.S. Eliot). Eliot was writing about April, in his...
rita-schiano's picture
Dec.12.2011
In the coming weeks, the No. 1 question most of us will be asked is, "What did you get?" While the Christmas season is rooted in the Christian faith -- a faith that teaches benevolent and charitable giving -- Buddha, too, offered a succinct lesson in giving and getting. When we give to others,...