Larks or Owls? Do You Need a Sleep Makeover?

Posted by Silvernest Team on Jun 30, 2017 11:26:27 AM

Many of us start to experience sleep problems as we approach our middle years. For women, this may begin with the onset of menopause when hot flashes can really wreak havoc on a good night’s sleep. Men may begin to experience apnea at this stage of life. Certainly major disruptions should be addressed by your doctor.

Maintaining Wellness During and After Divorce

Posted by Sandra Hughes on Jun 21, 2017 11:06:53 AM

Navigating a divorce is stressful and unpredictable.  Regular exercise and a healthy diet go a long way in managing our stress and making us feel a whole lot better in general. A grounding activity like yoga or Pilates is relaxing and helpful. Maintaining healthy habits and taking care of ourselves is vital during this uncertain time.

 

Movement Minute: Elevator

Posted by Silvernest Team on Jun 16, 2017 9:04:23 AM

Join healthy aging expert Kay Van Norman for Vitality Spotlights™.  Not your typical exercise videos, spend 2-3 minutes learning, moving, and enjoying beautiful settings in and around her Montana home, out horseback riding in Yellowstone National Park, and in Hawaii to name a few! Learn more at www.kayvannorman.com

Aging Equals Frailty is Just a Myth

Posted by Kay Van Norman on Jun 13, 2017 6:51:33 PM

There has been an explosion of articles on how to help adults continue to “live in their own homes”. Many articles make a great case for the benefits of universal design, but I’m really bothered by their hidden undercurrent of negative expectations of aging. For example, rather than focusing on functional impairments regardless of age they heavily reference “golden years, senior access, barriers to seniors, and senior friendly”.  So along with helpful information about how to remain living in your home, is a large helping of the message that functional impairment is an unavoidable consequence of aging.

 

What is Mindfulness?

Posted by Silvernest Team on Jun 8, 2017 8:20:28 AM

For some it sounds kind of California-crazy. Most of us think we know what it is, but do we? Does it mean meditation? Is it like yoga? It sure seems like everyone is talking about it! Should we be working on “being mindful?” Let’s try to sort it all out!

Give Up Perfection and Try Gratitude: 3 Rules for Living Well

Posted by Barbara Waxman on Jun 4, 2017 7:32:31 AM

I’m a huge believer in the power of gratitude. I’ve worked with cancer survivors whose gratitude for life’s little and big gifts astounds me. And I’ve worked with people blessed with so much, yet stymied because everything isn’t just right. Regularly focusing on gratitude makes everyone happier. And happier people are most often those living lives of love, meaning and purpose. Brené Brown, one of my favorite storyteller/researchers has worked on this very subject and has found that the happiest people actively think about things they are grateful for. They don’t wait for everything to be just right.

 

What is “Being Well?”

Posted by Wendi Burkhardt on Jun 2, 2017 10:12:10 AM

Wellness has become a buzzword for a lot of the different aspects of our lives. We thought it was time to unpack the concept and let some experts weigh in on how we create the best life possible, regardless of our age. There is so much information out there about health, food, exercise, sleep and what to do and what not to do – and it seems to change every day! We are devoting the month of June to figuring it out!

 

Joan Lunden’s Coast to Coast Caregiving Coverage for Her Mom

Posted by Sherri Snelling on May 26, 2017 8:46:13 AM

I first met Joan Lunden on the set of a special TV program Joan hosted for RLTV, “Taking Care with Joan Lunden,” where Joan interviewed me as an expert on caring for an older loved one at home.  I turned the tables on Joan and interviewed the famous TV interviewer for this story which is excerpted from my book, A Cast of Caregivers – Celebrity Stories to Help You Prepare to Care.

 

Silvernesting: A Feature by Jane Wells of CNBC

Posted by Silvernest Team on May 16, 2017 12:16:31 PM

“The roommate business is booming!” Jane Wells, CNBC

Sibling Wars and Aging Parents: Everybody Is Part of the Problem

Posted by Joy Loverde on May 11, 2017 1:15:51 PM

An unfortunate truth about family caregiving is that responsibilities between siblings when it comes to the care of parents are often unevenly and unfairly distributed. You can ask for your siblings’ help until you are blue in the face; yet some brothers and sisters flat out refuse to be of assistance or and ignore requests altogether.