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The Value of Slow

Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant for The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support In the book “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry,” author Rachel Joyce tells the fictional story of a man named Harold Fry, who is making a pilgrimage on foot to see a dying friend. His journey is over 600 miles!  It evolves into …

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Who Stole Your Identity?

Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant at The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support Having your identity stolen and used in nefarious ways is a daily news topic.  Even infants who have social security numbers may be at risk.  Elders are warned about protecting their personal information from scammers who call and offer opportunities that sound legitimate.  …

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Chapter 2018

Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant at The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support What will your 2018 chapter be? Are you planning ahead for a great year?  I like to think of life as a book, each year is a chapter with a beginning, middle, and end.  You never know the full picture until the year …

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Goal Setting for a Long Life

Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant for The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support Three sisters born in Muskogee, Oklahoma met for a reunion in 2014. The only unusual fact was the sisters were 102, 104 and 110 years old!  It was a dream of theirs to be together again after a ten-year separation.  With the help …

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When Christmas Isn’t Merry

Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant for The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support This holiday season, which includes multiple celebrations, is full of elevated emotions.  We often overlook the possibility that those feelings might be negative.  In contrast to the excitement of family gatherings and children playing with new toys, are the painful memories of those …

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Inspiration or Desperation

Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant at The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support Two powerful motivators press us; even force us, to make decisions. We either go forward in life making changes based on being inspired by a new thought or find ourselves being pressured by a situation we can no longer tolerate.   A wise person …

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Thankless Day

Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant at The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support Thanksgiving Day is an excellent reminder that we have so many blessings in our lives.  But the truth is that we ought to be practicing thanksgiving every day of the year!  Maybe it would be better to celebrate “Thankless Day” once a year.  …

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Cleaning Out the Closet

Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant at The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support This is the time of year that the summer clothes go away, and the winter clothes come out. I call it the limbo season where you can’t figure out what to wear!  It’s cold in the morning and evening and warm in the …

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The Seed of Your Destruction

Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant at The Piper Dr. Phil, American television personality, author, psychologist, is famous for asking the question, “How is that working for you?” As a counselor, he is asking people to consider if their thoughts and actions are getting the results they are looking for.  If you are angry all the time, …

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Double Down

Connie Michaelis, Lifestyle Consultant at The Piper Recently, my neighbors returned from a cruise to the Baltic Sea and St Petersburg, Russia and shared an encounter they had with some fellow passengers.  In the conversation, their shipmates mentioned their ages, 77 and 79 years old, and their thoughts about future travel plans.  Much to the …

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