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Mindful Meditation:  Your Way to Happiness

Mindful Meditation: Your Way to Happiness

“Meditation is the most effective tool I have used to center myself, giving me a more calm, clarified way of working through things that are unsettling.” —k.d. lang  BY SUSAN REYNOLDS Mindfulness meditation is the means by which you learn to be more self-aware of what’s going on inside you—your physical sensations, emotions, and thoughts.

Are Your Retirement Plans Still Muddled?

Are Your Retirement Plans Still Muddled?

Ten “must-have” conversations regarding retirement  BY ROBERTA K. TAYLOR and DORIAN MINTZER Seventy-eight million baby boomers, and many more on the older fringe, are pioneering a new life stage characterized by living and working longer, developing encore careers, and taking advantage of opportunities for growth in the second half of life. In the twenty-first century,

Why You Should Be Preparing Your Preteen Grandchild For Sex

Why You Should Be Preparing Your Preteen Grandchild For Sex

By Janet Rosenzweig Ph.D  This is the second installment in which Dr. Janet Rosenzweig discusses the importance of explaining and openly discussing sex with children, long before they become teenagers. In this age when the Internet makes information (good and bad) readily available and kids begin having sex at an earlier age, we feel grandparents

Dr. Ben Carson: From Humble Beginnings to Presidential Contender, This Grandpa Is Making a Difference

Dr. Ben Carson: From Humble Beginnings to Presidential Contender, This Grandpa Is Making a Difference

BY SUSAN REYNOLDS - BASED ON AN INTERVIEW BY PAT BURNS Becoming a grandparent changes everyone, for Dr. Ben Carson, his wife of 39 years changed her stance on whether or not he should run for president. “Candy was pretty against any foray into the political world for me—until we had grandchildren, and now she’s thinking

Eat Your Way to Longevity

Eat Your Way to Longevity

BY GALEN MILLER  I’m someone who pays attention to my diet and exercise and considered myself fairly healthy. I was drawn, however, to Pritikin’s Longevity Program because I want to remain an active grandmother well into old age. I signed on for two weeks at their Miami retreat to “reset the button” on my aging

The 60 Minute Grandparent

The 60 Minute Grandparent

A Book Review by Christine Crosby As the author of The Sixty  Minute Grandparent, Rob Parsons, says, “There are all kinds of grandparents—super-involved, tired-out, ready to help or stressed and over-busy. But whether you live close by or halfway around the world, every grandparent has a vital role.” Well, after publishing GRAND Magazine for the

Praise Can Make Your Grandchildren Lazy

Praise Can Make Your Grandchildren Lazy

BY BRUCE HENDERSON, PhD “When we praise children, we communicate care for them and provide feedback for a job done well. We also send a message that influences the child’s understanding of his or her own motivation. That is where the real problems can arise.” Praise is a great motivator. It makes us feel good

Even Preschool Grandkids Can Teach Us A Few New Tricks

Even Preschool Grandkids Can Teach Us A Few New Tricks

By Karen L. Rancourt After watching Micky, her eight-year-old grandson, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), Grandma Lee commented that it sure looked like a fun thing to do.  Mickey said, “Grandma Lee, I can teach you how to SUP.” And he did. This grandmother and her grandson continue to enjoy paddle boarding. Although it is a

Family Fun In Jamaica – You Too Can Be Kissed By A Dolphin!

Family Fun In Jamaica – You Too Can Be Kissed By A Dolphin!

By Christine Crosby As a grandmom who loves to find new places I can share with my grandchildren and their parents, my husband and I recently vacationed in Nigril and Montego Bay, Jamaica—and what a time we had. Fabulous beach vibe, friendly people, fantastic hotels! In Jamaica, the average daily temperature is 85 degrees, and

Where Do Step-Grandparents Fit On The Family Tree?

Where Do Step-Grandparents Fit On The Family Tree?

By Shela Dean People are naturally curious about their ancestors and family history. We’re interested in genetic connections and what mix of DNA made us who we are. I joke that my granddaughters Addison and Kennedy are the most documented children ever born. Their mother photographs their every move. My husband videos important (and not


 


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