author of Leaning Into Sharp Points:
Practical Guidance and Nurturing Support for Caregivers
Stan Goldberg’s Lessons for the Living won the London Book Festival’s Grand Prize in 2009 and was featured in Best Buddhist Writing of 2010. A private therapist, clinical researcher, and former San Francisco State University professor, he lives in San Francisco. He was named Hospice Volunteer Association’s Volunteer of the Year 2009 and his website is www.StanGoldbergWriter.com.
What’s involved in caregiving?
Practical Guiidance and Guidance Support for Caregivers
Publishers Description: Statistics show that at least once in almost everyone's life, they will become a caregiver. Though an estimated 35 million currently provide care for someone terminally or chronically ill, those who accept this responsibility often feel alone in a frightening foreign land. Whether visiting occasionally or caregiving 24/7, they are brushing up against life's sharpest point.
As only one who has been there can, author Stan Goldberg offers an honest, caring, and comprehensive guide to those on this journey. Everyone wants to "do the right thing" and this is the often-illusive how-to — from bedside etiquette and practical decisions to initiating difficult conversations, navigating rapid changes, caring for oneself in the midst of caring for another, and even offering "permission" to die. Because death is a process, not an event, Goldberg also addresses the caregiver’s recovery, including their recovery of joy.
Improve Your Mind as You Age
Michael J. Gelb and Kelly Howell
Publisher's Description: Virtually everyone fears mental deterioration as they age. But in the past thirty years neuroscientists have discovered that the brain is actually designed to improve throughout life. How can you encourage this improvement? Brain Power shares practical, state-of-the-evidence answers in this inspiring, fun-to-read plan for action. The authors have interviewed physicians, gerontologists, and neuroscientists; studied the habits of men and women who epitomize healthy aging; and applied what they describe in their own lives. The resulting guidance — along with the accompanying downloadable Brain Sync audio program — can help you activate unused brain areas, tone mental muscles, and enliven every faculty.
Mike Adams - Naturalnews.tv
Courtesy of InfoWars Nightly News (www.InfoWarsNews.com), Mike Adams interviews Dr. David Brownstein about the juvenile media hoax to try to scare people into avoiding vitamins. Dr. Brownstein tears about the ridiculous conclusions from this quack science study.
Garden of Eaten' by Allen Burns
Music by Allen Burns, from Dancing to the Edge of the Universe
Editor's Note: With the price of organic produce sky high and no guarantee that it will be fresh, we decided to turn our yards into an edible landscape. Our yard is large by today's standards, but most of it is on a steep hill. It had been neglected for years and overgrown with weeds, bushes, morning glories and blackberry brambles. Wtih a lot of sweat and Allen's creative genius we have an AMAZING garden of fruit trees, vegetables in raised beds. We have raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, and so much more. Our corn this year is eilght feet tall. I can't even list everything Allen has been able to grow. We have a veritable produce market in our back and front yards.
Mr. Green Jeans through the looking glass
I just read a really good article on the Web that, of course, I didn't bookmark and can't find again, on the new fad of being gluten-free. Alas, it triggered memories of what I call "Signature Ailments and Cures" across the many decades I have been a resident of this big blueberry in sky.
When I was a child, I watched a kiddie show hosted by Captain Kangaroo (Bob Keeshum). His sidekick was farmer/handyman, Mr. Green Jeans (Hugh Brannum). Green Jeans was the voice of natural healthiness. I would sit on the floor, in front of our black and white TV, munching on my Skippy peanut butter and Welches' grape jelly sandwich on fluffy Wonder Bread, totally ignoring what he was saying about "eat your vegetables."