Rocking the Roles: How NOT to Parent an Aging Parent
Changing Relationships As children, part of the process of human development is that we differentiate from our parents. Over time, our independence and authority grows as we mature into adulthood and the once hierarchical parent/child... read more
Published on January 4, 2016.
Fear Itself: Tackling What We Fear Most About Aging
In his 1933 inaugural address, Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered these famous words to generations of Americans steeped in the depression, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself-nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which... read more
Published on July 6, 2015.
The Elephant in the Room: Tackling Difficult Family Conversations
In a cartoon by Jennifer Berman, a banner hangs above rows of auditorium seats reading, “Adult Children of Normal Parents Annual Convention”. Just two individuals are sitting in the otherwise empty event space. We... read more
Published on April 3, 2015.
The Usefulness of Grief: Ambiguous Loss & How to be Present with Those Grieving
Ambiguous Loss The end of a life triggers a whole set of customs and rituals that usher in the grieving process. We know the Kübler-Ross diagram of the five stages of grief. We have bereavement... read more
Published on March 4, 2015.