Rituals and ceremonies are worldwide Throughout the world, ceremonies and rituals mark significant events and create a sense of belonging. In Jewish culture, a bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah signifies a coming of age for the 13-year-old boy or the 12-year-old girl. In Mexico, a quinceañera serves the same purpose, welcoming the 15-year-old girl into her womanhood. In the… Continue reading How important are rituals and ceremonies?
We in America have an ingrained image of old people (especially women) sitting piously in church in the same pew where they have sat for years. Is that picture in our minds based on some kind of truth? Recent research says it is. The Pew Research Center, which is a nonpartisan fact think tank, published… Continue reading Give Me That Oldtime(r’s) Religion: Spirituality in the Elderly
Traditions are long-standing customs that are handed down from generation to generation. So "new traditions" is somewhat of an oxymoron. Still, when your family dynamics change, it's a great time to start new customs for you and your spouse. This is the month of March and not December—when we normally think of family gatherings and… Continue reading New Traditions — An Oxymoron With A Purpose
Is babysitting your grandchildren healthy? Studies say it might stave off Alzheimers.
According to Gallup, Baby Boomers are experiencing more depression than any other generation. The report states that "one in seven baby boomers (14%) say they are currently being treated for depression, which is a higher rate than among other generations of American adults." The kids are gone, your career is winding down, perhaps you've retired… Continue reading Baby Boomers the Depressed Generation?
We all need friends. Friends are good things. People you can relate to and share your life with. Most of our friends come from places we frequent, such as school, work, and church. But once the kids are grown and gone, we may not go to the same places as often as we did, and… Continue reading Tips for Making and Keeping Friends at Any Age
We are so glad that you have decided to join us! This is a brand new blog, launched in February, 2017. In it you will find posts on all things related to those who are couples alone again, after the kids are grown and gone. But if you're single, rest assured that there's plenty here… Continue reading Hello friend!