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She made a vow to her father to always tend the family graves
By Diana Reese for Next Avenue
(This article was originally published in May 2014.)
While friends look forward to barbecues and boating during the first long weekend of the summer, I’m making plans for my annual cemetery tour in northwest Missouri.
I promised my dad before he died
Research has shown that recognizing the good may improve well-being
By Tina L. Kies for Next Avenue
Her pale blue eyes sparkle when she smiles. Peacefully observing all that surrounds her, she is a history book waiting to be opened. An experience outlines every wrinkle, silently alluding to the secrets, loss, love and happiness that she has experienced
‘Prehabilitation’ is slowly being recognized as valuable for success after a procedure
By Judith Graham for Next Avenue
A dozen years ago, at the age of 50, Lillie Shockney decided to have breast reconstruction surgery after two bouts of cancer and two mastectomies. The procedure called for removing a flap of skin and fat from her abdomen, used to rebuild her breasts.
Giving up my copper-red locks wasn’t easy, but it was time (or was it?)
By Wendy Schuman for Next Avenue
Last spring, I decided it was time. I would no longer color my hair. I vowed that after my youngest child’s wedding in April, I was going to let it go silver. I’d had auburn hair since childhood and had been touching up the gray for about
Some of these potential solutions are easy and inexpensive
By Deb Hipp for Next Avenue
When my dog Toby was 11, I checked out a book on anti-aging for dogs from the library. I left to run a few errands and returned later to a grisly scene.
I found the mangled book on the floor, cover gnawed off, two chapters torn apart and puncture wounds
It might be within reach if you take these steps
By Chris Farrell for Next Avenue
The odds are worrisome. The typical 65-year-old can expect to live another two decades and has a 52 percent chance of needing some type of long-term care services and support at some point.
This spring, follow these tips to avoid injuring yourself
By Linda Melone, CSCS for Next Avenue
Warmer weather and the smell of spring in the air provides major motivation to get outside and dig in the garden — an enjoyable exercise that doesn’t involve a treadmill. Pushing a mower, pulling weeds, digging holes and carrying soil require the