Sometimes as we grow older, we have had to accept that things change, and move with those changes and adapt when applicable. Yup- sometimes it’s a tough situation and hits us out of leftfield. Contrary to what we might expect of people in long-standing, seemingly committed relationships, it’s been found people over the age of 55 are more likely to have affairs than millennials. (We can’t believe it either!)
a special feature from Kay Ziplow and Leslie Zinberg, founders
The whirlwind of technology has come into our lives more and more prominently. Every day we face new ways to get information and communicate. Technology has changed the way we correspond with each other and face life’s tasks. And, without a doubt the loss of interaction has affected us now and will continue to do so in the future. New innovations are piloted every day in a desperate attempt to see what the masses will buy- tools to make our daily lives easier to live.
Okay- as grandparents we have spent countless hours reading Goodnight Moon and so many other children’s stories to our beautiful grandchildren- yes?! Absolutely! So, here’s a little something for you, the grandparents, to enjoy just for yourself when you find that quiet time. And, remember how easy it is to listen to audio books now, so throw on your favorite read and go out for a walk if weather permits, or snuggle up by the fire. You’ll be getting the best of relaxation and YOU-time.
Okay grandparents, let’s be honest- as we age- have you ever felt discounted? Have you ever felt that in the one on one or family conversations you are not taken seriously, with integrity, credibility, or perhaps have you felt invisible? The other day while driving with my daughter and her children (my adorable grandchildren) I couldn’t participate in any conversation- no one was giving me an opportunity to just talk- to just participate, and quite frankly I left like Casper the friendly ghost. There was no harm meant- it was just the environment at the time.
a special feature from Kay Ziplow & Leslie Zinberg, founders
Let’s take a moment and celebrate our personal footprint and stories – never discounting the importance of who we are and where we came from, along with the details of our family history. Our generation should make every effort to pass along as much as we can to those younger than ourselves in the evolving generations. This is our legacy.
Let’s agree- we can’t always predict, determine, or control what will happen from day to day- but what we can do is train our mindsets to accept the changes, challenges or whatever is thrown our way. We need to deal with the curve balls thrown in life. One of the most difficult things for all of us as we age, is to learn to roll with the punches, and train ourselves not to stress or become emotionally crippled due to circumstances out of our control. That being said- there are many schools of thought and many options out there.