Browsing All posts tagged under »spreading cheer«

My 81-year old twin

August 31, 2016

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I met Jean* and her daughter, Alice* for coffee at a nearby Starbucks today. Jean loves the ‘Bucks cappuccino as do I! I saw her sitting at a table while her daughter was getting their beverages. Jean looked so elegant in her black broad-legged linen capris and matching shirt. She wore a loose denim cape […]

Conversations with a 96-year old

May 17, 2016

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The first day I met Jay, he asked me, “Guess how old I am!” I said, “85”. “No, I am 95,” he said proudly. He turned 96 this past December. He does everything himself, without assistance. He bathes, eats, uses the washroom by himself. He walks independently with the help of a cane. He is proud […]

Of Messy, Yet Simple Things

April 2, 2016

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It was a cold winter morning, in January 2015. I woke Sid up and pleaded with him to go with me to this little shop on Dundas that sells fountain pens – you know, ink pens, like from way back. It was the day I first felt a stirring to revive the good ol’ days, or […]

10 Communication Tips I Wish I Knew as a Dementia Caregiver

August 29, 2015

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Hindsight is always 20-20. I was an Alzheimer’s caregiver between 18-15 years ago. The world was a different place then. The internet was not as big as it is today and nor was Alzheimer’s a household name. Not in India, anyway. As time has passed, my work with families and people with dementia has increased […]

A Life-Changing Experience at 34!

July 17, 2015

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I have always been an adventurous person. I’ve done brave things like sit in a hairdresser’s chair and told him to go nuts and style my hair as he wished. I have coloured my hair in rainbow hues. Yes, basically I have done a whole bunch of hair stuff. I am a daredevil, you see! […]

Our Dry-Cleaning Lady

November 9, 2014

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When you move to a new place, and some of the service providers start recognizing you, you begin to feel more at home. This epiphany came to me when I went to drop off our dry-cleaning a few weeks after we moved to Toronto. The owner of this store is a pleasant Korean woman, always smiling, never […]

My Mother’s Barber: Alzheimer’s Diary

October 31, 2014

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They say it takes a village to raise a child. As caregivers, we realize that it takes an entire community to deal with Alzheimer’s. Extended family members, friends, neighbors, healthcare professionals, coworkers, employers, employees, service providers like household help, etc.; a personalized universe of all these groups and more is essential to help a family […]

The Darkest Tunnel

Find yourself in the Chaos

Existing Peacefully

Ideas & Philosophies to Guide Quality Living

deontetowner

You have the power to change the world. Don't let the world change you.

Woman, Interrupted

"We're all mad here" - Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland

BlueMonkey

Mind too spins on its own axis between the day and night. There's no wrong or right side.

Unforgettable

Lessons and love from Alzheimer's World

Queering the Kindom

The unfurling story of two women who love Jesus, justice, and each other.

Yoga 5:50

Living the Practice

Sincerely Kate

The Obsessive Blog of a Compulsive Pen Pal

Positively Chels

Meaningful & Compassionate Living

she's a seeker

...of everyday magic.

Unity Counselling

Step towards your most authentic life

A Fair Chance for Education

Gendered pathways to educational success in Haryana, India

Diary of a Not-So-Angry Asian Adoptee

Mom, wife, adoptee, Huffington Post blogger, advocate and somewhat self-deprecating and neurotic goofball.

Because i love to write thats why

Writing my way through life..

Conundrum.

Dabbles in writing, loves music and nature. Sierra Leonean

Ilana Williams

Be the Change. Inspire Others. Get Fit. Live your most Courageous Life.

Chronically Grateful Me

Life is hard enough. Don't go through life with pain that’s keeping you clutching the steering wheel. Join me as I learn to deal with Adrenal Fatigue-Hashimoto’s- Hypothyroidism-OA- Osteonecrosis – Spondylolisthesis and how going to a mostly to a plant-based lifestyle and meditation helps my pain.

A Small Wardrobe

Minimalism of the wardrobe, home and mind.

MyCrazyNewWorld

My life "Living well with Dementia" in my own words

Skillfully Well & Painfully Aware

Living skillfully well with chronic conditions

Authentically Mad

MADISON PAIGE

Maranda Elizabeth

To be true to my own weirdnesses.

The Journey to Me

exploring the pathways returning to me

The Catalysts for Change

Bringing awareness to mental illness and sexual assault

A Moreno Blogs

Seeking Stories. Discovering pamana.

Everlasting Smile Wisdom

Be the reason for a million smiles but never be a reason for even a single grudge

vivaran

Everything Matters

Pigs, Figs & Higgs

Making it up as I go.

anatomy of a mother

Strong. Beautiful. Dedicated. Self-less. Inspiring. Friend.

Weird and Wonderful

Reflections for self awareness.