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How to Collect Family Oral Histories

Stories are incredibly powerful ways to connect families. Take my grandfather’s stories. He was never a man to brag, but by asking him a few questions, I discovered that he lived a remarkable life. One year, I spent several winter afternoons with him and a tape recorder, asking him to tell me his favorite memories. He talked about growing up […]

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Maddy’s Story – Reaching Out with the Promise of Love

In 2001, Cheryl Karpen received a desperate phone call from a father – and old friend – whose daughter had tried to end her life. “Maddy trusts you,” he said. “Won’t you please reach out to her?” At 16, his daughter was fighting a hard battle to fit in and belong at school, but felt only rejection. While her parents and […]

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Words from My Sister – Living, Loving and Laughing Through Cancer

I was considered the writer in the family. Whether writing books or addressing an audience of soccer moms or CEOs, words seemed to flow effortlessly from my heart. Many of my customers confessed they’d hang onto my newsletters for months, insisting their husbands and kids read them too. Never at a loss for inspiration or sharing a lesson learned, I had […]

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How to Make Summer Holidays More Fun for Those with Sensory Issues

Independence Day is rapidly approaching – a day that brings very loud noises, unusual foods, big crowds and other activities that aren’t welcomed by someone who gets over-taxed on holidays. If someone in your family has sensory issues, the glorious Fourth may not be a day they want to celebrate. Holidays like this may upset people with Sensory Processing Disorder […]

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Medication Management for Seniors

A recent Yale study revealed that fully 75 percent of patients 65 or older don’t understand their medication routine after leaving the hospital — or they get an incorrect prescription at discharge. No wonder one of every three seniors ends up back in the hospital!  In fact, many older patients overdose on meds their first day or two at home. […]

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