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Releasing Your Inner Inhibitions Through Gaming

Written by Sean Strauss. Posted in TECH-ADDICTED.

Did you receive a new video game console this holiday season and  you didn’t get the games you wanted and you aren’t really sure which games to get? Good news, I have played pretty much every game that came out this video game season, and have narrowed it down to my top 5 game picks of the season.

Reiki In a Hospital Setting

Written by Michele Anderson, Reiki Master Teacher and Practitioner. Posted in Health.

If  you’ve watched television or listened to the radio lately, chances are you’ve heard an advertisement for a pharmaceutical product or medical treatment.  We have become a nation accustomed to popping pills for everything from anxiety to arthritis.   And while traditional medicine is a necessary part of combating illness, some individuals are seeking alternate forms of treatment.  One alternative therapy is Reiki, an ancient Japanese technique for relaxation and stress reduction which also promotes healing.  While not intended for diagnosis or treatment of disease, Reiki can be utilized to complement and even augment traditional Western medicine.

January Recipes

Written by Brian Strauss. Posted in Recipes.

All Recipes from:
Sheet Pan Suppers by Molly Gilbert
120 recipes using fresh ingredients and easily prepared and placed on a sheet pan to cook to perfection. Not just for supper either, recipes include breakfasts, desserts, and snacks.


A World Without Desks

Written by Danny Singles, PT, DPT, MA. Posted in Health.

I'm cramped in a New Jersey transit train seat like it's a sardine can. The train home from NYC is packed with a holiday weekend crowd. Some of them are returning Santas from SantaCon -- my personal favorite Santa sighting was a portly young man who was running down the street in Santa pants, boots, and hat while yelling into his cell phone. Somewhere along his inebriated meandering, he lost his shirt and was content to race through the 35 degree December weather while half naked. Ah, New York is a magical place at the holidays. Besides the people watching, the department store window displays and the Rockefeller Tree are personal favorites of mine.

While in NYC this weekend, we walked everywhere. Sure, the walking was punctuated with an occasional subway ride and lots of momentary pauses to look at rollerblading drunk Santas, but we were in NYC so we walked. How else to take in the sights?

The Real Legacy You’ve Left Your Children Part IV

Written by Karen Jessee. Posted in Organizing.

Oh, Tidings of Comfort and Joy (Part IV – The Real Legacy You’ve Left Your Children)

"Jeez Dad, what are we supposed to do with all this crap when you die?"

Those charming words of endearment were uttered by Elliot's forty- something daughter, Trish, as she gazed around his basement. The pictures you see here were taken in Elliot's basement with his proud permission to set an example for all those granddads still in love with their man caves. This is a fraction of the joy in Elliot's basement.

The Real Legacy You’ve Left Your Children Part III

Written by Karen Jessee. Posted in Organizing.

The E-mail: "Dear Karen,

"I am inquiring on behalf of my parents without their knowledge. They are both retired and in their early 70's. The family home that I once knew as clean, organized, and well kept has become a complete mess and a horrible embarrassment.

"My mom will not get rid of anything because she feels that she may need it one day. She keeps saying she's going through things but this has turned into a slow process of her moving things from one area or box to another. The house has become overrun with boxes and general clutter.
"My father has basically given up which has led to some marital discord. I have tried, as have my siblings, to talk to her or offer assistance but we get pushed back with excuses. They want to declutter and move to a smaller home but the task is well beyond their ability at this point.
"I am at a point where I don't know what else to do to help them and I think its time for professional help but don't know how to get them to accept it. Hoping you may have some answers or guidance? Thank you in advance...Phyllis"

The Real Legacy You’ve Left Your Children Part II

Written by Karen Jessee. Posted in Organizing.



Ellen

Ellen had taken seriously my recommendation for a clean out company. Three bedrooms in her mother's house were strewn with garbage and trash as was the front porch which had become the designated dumping ground. Ellen didn't even want to discuss the basement.

I asked her to think about how many days and weeks, of tedious sorting, how many garbage bags; how many dumpsters, how many trips either up stairs or down stairs this cleaning out could take should she try this herself. I asked her to think about the possibility of becoming so weary that accidents...tripping, falling, failing to see a red light or stop sign... would become real and devastating. We were meeting a deadline. I gave her my resources and she called for help.

The Real Legacy You’ve Left Your Children Part I

Written by Karen Jessee. Posted in Organizing.



Story #1: Dale
"I will never do to my sons what my father did to me."
Sounds like a salacious headline in one of those believe-this-if-you-will tabloids, conjuring up images of abuse; maybe dungeon-like living quarters or unspeakable horrors.

This is actually a statement from a friend who had to clean out his father's house after his dad decided to downsize and move.

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