Monthly Archives: March 2007

It’s the human contact – stupid!

Mar 27th, 2007

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Previous generations might ask me why I’m so open to meeting new people. I haven’t moved house in nearly 26 years and I’m really happy about feeling so permanent in so many ways – not that I can ever be an American, I’m English still.
But you just never know who is round the corner to enrich […]

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Mother & Nanny

Mar 23rd, 2007

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These terms are much in use these days. In a recent discussion with a friend we mentioned ‘at home mothers’. The phrase implies that the mother is not only ‘at home’ but that she is spending much of her time interacting with her child/ren.
Likewise with the word ‘nanny’; commonly bandied about to describe the person who […]

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Why exercise matters.

Mar 17th, 2007

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I was most interested to read recently about a study on the value of exercise and possible increases in brainpower.
That’s really a ‘duh’ moment!
Not just because of the brainpower issue but because exercise seems to be the first line of defense for nearly every condition imaginable.
Even paraplegics benefit from exercise.
Obviously anyone who has a replacement hip, […]

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Life as I know it.

Mar 11th, 2007

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As ever, I am trying to sort out my life and my possessions. Tedious. Because each time I try to sort through my ‘stuff’ various ongoing relics of trauma cause me to relive those traumas even 7+ years later. I’m pooped.
I have reached a very demanding stage of life, especially since I had my children in […]

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The Three Primary Senses: Touch, Hearing and Sight (why they matter most)

Mar 2nd, 2007

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(But not forgetting Smell and Taste)
I had lunch today with my new friend M who has Alzheimer’s. She’s 101 years old and has little else wrong with her except her memory and hearing. She lives in an assisted living facility.
She has wonderful eyesight (doesn’t wear glasses!) and obviously uses her eyes to take an interest in the […]

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