Just when you thought you’d mastered the essential art of self-care, here comes perhaps the easiest way to help create harmony in your day and improve your mood. Nope- its not a mani-pedi or 20 minutes with a good book. Instead, you can eat your way into a happier you. Really!!*
a special feature from Leslie Zinberg & Kay Ziplow, founders grandparentslink.com
A little reminder…
There is nothing worse than not being prepared when a medical emergency happens on your watch with the grandchildren. Keeping information readily available in the event of an ‘occurrence’, puts you one step ahead and acting swiftly in a smart, educated manner when it comes to your grandchildren’s health and treatment.
It’s a topic likely to make younger people squirm, but elder sex is having a moment, following a breakthrough British study showing that physical intimacy is still important to many seniors. Helloooo! Research shows that as we all age, it’s a lot of fun and good for your health to just not ‘sweat all the little stuff’… after all, we did that when we were young! Here are some great tips to keep you on your toes, healthy, happy, and getting your groove on!*
It has been a challenging time for parents, grandparents, and children during the Covid-19 crisis. Children and adults feel the isolation from family and friends and the security of attending school. Distance learning has become the norm. Teachers are trying to figure out how to teach without having the children in school and parents have had to adjust to being 24-hour parents, a teacher, a friend, working from home, and keeping it all together physically and emotionally. Your adult children may have asked for your help as they work from home. Not all of us are in the same city and can help, but if you are close by and can assist, here are some good pointers both for you and your grandchild’s parents.
We know as adults, anger is often a feeling one can’t escape. It’s an important dimension to seriously take a look at when it comes to children, and we think this is a relevant and urgent read. And, while we are ‘grandparenting,’ this article presents interesting assessments of the world of children and their behaviors. Whether we have already done all the ‘parenting’ years ago ourselves, we are never too experienced or the wiser to read more about such a subject. This is a great article to share…
Three ideas to keep in mind…*
A little bit of mindfulness can go a long way, and as a grandparent you have a choice to learn how to do exactly that and take stock of what is really important.
FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE
“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”
Positive thinking can be a challenge because our brains are wired to focus on negativity. By being in the moment and acknowledging good things as they are happening, we become more optimistic, resilient and conﬁdent. We actually can change our brains and our lives, and those of our grandchildren
…but it takes regular practice and commitment.
an exclusive feature from Bonnie Compton*
“Do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know the side you are used to is better than the one to come?” ~Rumi
Do you ever find yourself looking back at your life and wondering why some things occurred the way they did? Maybe you’ve held on to regrets, wishing you’d done things differently. Or perhaps you’re the type of person that goes with the flow and allows life to lead you.
We know it’s tough sometimes to think of fun and interesting stuff for the kids to do when they’re in your environment (your house)… so we’ve come across a great site that we need to share with you that gives you an inside look at just that, so check out…
I love dogs. In fact, I love all animals and animal stories, but dogs are my favorite. In the 90’s I had a dog named Kugel, named after a Jewish dish with noodles. She was especially responsive to children. As a teacher I would take her to school and let the kids read books to her. She was especially responsive to children and would even “talk” as they read her a book. When they finished and said, “The End,” she would bark twice. The book would have to be a dog story, of course, but I’ll get to that later.
We’re now in a new decade full of exciting new opportunities and new entries into our life stories and journeys. When we ushered in this past new year, many people were saying, it’s the “year of change,” and it certainly has been. It is also the year of the “rise of feminine energy”. Can you feel it?