A Career 180: From Software Exec to Ranch Owner

Sometimes I have to pinch myself. This many years into my new career, it's still hard to believe that I'm living on a 2,100-acre ranch. That when I finish breakfast I will saddle my young horse and ride him along dirt roads dappled by shady aspens, with droopy-headed purple columbines and wild rosebushes abloom with sweet pink blossoms appearing like treasures in the tall green grass....more
@walserjl Thank you! I'm glad to hear my thoughts resonated with you! more

Coping with the Stresses of Elder Care: Speaking Up for Yourself

In my previous post about elder care issues, I came up with 10 ideas for managing the stresses of being a caregiver or care manager for elderly or ill parents. Here's the first one from the list: Learn how to speak up for what you need and what you want. Why is this even important? Whether it's leaving a doctor's office with a clear understanding of a medical issue, or knowing for certain that your parent's laundry will be done regularly, knowing what you want and asking for it is the best way to clean up your To Do list. ...more
@Cindy La Ferle And thank you, Cindy, for sharing what I know is a profoundly sad and emotional ... more

Coping with the Stresses of Elder Care: Speaking Up for Yourself

In my previous post about elder care issues, I came up with 10 ideas for managing the stresses of being a caregiver or care manager for elderly or ill parents. Here's the first one from the list: Learn how to speak up for what you need and what you want. Why is this even important? Whether it's leaving a doctor's office with a clear understanding of a medical issue, or knowing for certain that your parent's laundry will be done regularly, knowing what you want and asking for it is the best way to clean up your To Do list. ...more
@sheilam Thank you for saying this! It's wonderful for me to hear that others also support this ... more