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2 Golf balls and a Mayonnaise Jar –┬áTo all the golf balls in my life.

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him.

When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls..

He then asked the students if the jar was full. Read the rest of this entry »

Shelly Webb
The Elder Care Support Group

It can be tough to come up with gift ideas for senior citizens in your life that aren’t the typical bathrobe and slippers. Here’s how to give a personal gift that will make an elderly person feel special while addressing the unique concerns of advanced age. Read the rest of this entry »

Tracey Fieber
New Faces of Retirement

Too many people have an up-and-down flow of friends, especially SUCCESSFUL entrepreneurs and professionals. ┬áSome months they have almost too many things to do, places to go, and people to see, and are WAY too busy, and other months, they’re feeling like famine, wishing they had people to do things with. I’ve been there in the past, and there’s nothing worse than experiencing those two extremes on a regular basis. It’ll make you want to go back to a regular job for good, just for the consistent comraderie! (NOT ME!). Read the rest of this entry »

Jason Mark Young
Geriatric Mental Health Consultation

There are so many things that can be discussed in reference to psychotropic medications. I am going to focus on questions that you, as family members, can ask yourself in deciding if antidepressant medication therapy is the right choice for your loved one. Hopefully after reading this article, you will have the information available to assist that doctor and / or facility in making the best determination.

First we must define what types of scenarios necessitate the consideration of antidepressants to be prescribed in the first place. Essentially, the presence of a Major Depressive Episode needs to have occurred and / or be presently occurring to even consider the necessity of psychotropic medication use. The following is a list of the types of symptoms that must be present in order to justify a Major Depressive Episode: (keep in mind that at least five must be present during the same two week period) Read the rest of this entry »


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