Bloom Where You’re Planted

Bloom Where You’re Planted

My brother and I said the same thing when our parents asked what items we'd want after they passed: the smiling flower plaster figurine. The one that advises, "Let's be happy while we're here," and has hung in the bathroom for as long as I can remember. Great, solid,...

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A Third Choice

A Third Choice

Toilet paper didn’t always exist. The need for toilet paper did, of course. Some cultures came up with better ideas than others.   Getting Creative The Farmers’ Almanac gives a brief historical rundown of pre-toilet paper necessity-powered creativity. (Short...

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A Tale of Two Communities

A Tale of Two Communities

This past week, I had the opportunity to speak at the monthly All-Staff meeting in two different communities. An All-Staff meeting is what it sounds like: all staff is required to attend. There's a training topic, employee of the month announcement, years of service...

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The #1 Key to Amazingly Awesome Dementia Care

The #1 Key to Amazingly Awesome Dementia Care

These Things Are Important, But... Want to know the #1 key to amazingly awesome dementia care? It's not in this section. But if you care for a person living with dementia, you’ve probably been focusing on (or been urged to focus on) the following list of issues. So,...

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