If you watch commercial television, listen to the radio, read newspapers or magazines (either online or hard copy) or, simply have conversations with your colleagues or friends, you are probably being bombarded with information about the best plan or program for almost anything. How to lose weight, improve your health, have more energy, be more confident ... you name it, there's someone out there telling you the only way to achieve whatever it is you want. There's nothing "wr
Do you ever daydream or spend some time imagining and putting things on your "Desire List"?? I certainly hope so! I'm not sure what they tell students in schools these days, but I remember having teachers lecture us about daydreaming. It was not acceptable. I suppose, if they felt it got in the way of their lessons, they had a point. However, as I recall, the message was, Don't Ever Daydream, as if it was a bad thing! I'm here to encourage you to daydream and what I really wa
Somehow, I ended up spending the winter in Boston this year. It was mostly a case of not really paying attention and then, a little inertia set in. I had my sweet, "go-to" apartment right near the hospitals and I hadn't been living in the city since last spring and both my sons were nearby and, and, and ... next thing I knew, I had made a commitment to stay. It wasn't too bad, storm-wise, at first. I'm from this area so snow and cold was inconvenient, but to be expected. That
Photo by Samuel Silitonga I have been curious about, flirting with, or actually participating in meditation for many years. I remember the Beatles announcing that they had learned of TM (Transcendental Meditation) and were practicing it, especially after traveling to India in 1968 to further their study. I wasn't sure what it was all about, but I knew it was getting my attention. In fact, I sometimes thought of running off to India myself (that was big in the '60's), however
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Barbara L Cummings, MS, RN, is a sassy Queen-ager, mentor, confidante and trusted guide who provides people with life support.