I gave up New Year’s resolutions a few years ago in favor of selecting a word for the entire year. My word serves as a “focus agent” to help me make decisions and plans and to guide me through challenging times.
The Heart Way with Shannon Ingram
Shannon is a co-founder of BoomerReviews.com. An expert in the field of marketing to Boomers, seniors and family caregivers, she is the author of "The Heart Way - A Journey from Corporate to Care" about her experience of caring for her elderly parents. She is Vice President of Industry Marketing for Caring.com and an active supporter of UCI MIND, the University of California Irvine's Institute for Memory Impairment and Neurological Disorders. She considers her most important title to be "Granny Shanny" and enjoys spending as much time as possible with her two grandchildren.
A year ago today, my husband, Gary, was recovering from a serious heart failure incident brought on by a botched nuclear stress test. Today we are filled with so much joy, we have created a Christmas tree of gratitude angels for the holiday season.
by Shannon Ingram…I found myself at the WomanSage salon, seated next to guest speaker, Kathleen Ronald, who turns out to be the de-cluttering dynamo of the Western world.
by Shannon Ingram…Ah, Africa. I’ve been there twice. Ironically, the first time was a visit to Sierra Leone in 1970 while aboard the Semester at Sea.
by Shannon Ingram…“Wow, that’s too bad. I think you should reconsider that,” he said. “Those Toastmasters are your friends now.”
I am a fan of Dr. Richard Moss, author of How Shall I Live and The Black Butterfly. Dr. Moss is a man whose work and facilitation has literally helped to save or lengthen the lives of people I love. He is simply….extraordinary.
Beginning with 2014, I am hereby giving up New Year’s Resolutions. For the past 50 years, I have always had at least a couple of resolutions on January 1st and I must admit, I rarely kept them past February.
Wow. My last blog post about “An Angel in a Moment” has brought me more wondrous angel experiences to share. Suddenly my life has become a true-life Christmas story fit for Lifetime.
It’s 8 AM on a November weekday and I should be at my desk. Instead I’m sitting at my dining room table reflecting on faith. My cable has been disconnected for non-payment so I have no internet connection, no TV and no land line phone.
When we were dating, my husband used to get a kick out of my ordering a dirty martini with four olives. When the icy glass was presented, he would look at all the green olives and say, “I see you’re having a salad with your martini.”
When a friend recently asked if I was a Scandal fan, I thought he was talking about Anthony Weiner, not a TV series. I had never seen the show.
Grandparenting is a glorious adventure in my experience, especially from Halloween to New Year’s Day – the holiday season. One of my favorite times of year is Halloween. And my favorite Halloween ritual is carving pumpkins, especially with my grandchildren.
The blogosphere has lit up lately with posts about privacy. Facebook changed its privacy settings and Google now has Street View, mapping the entire planet – including the street where you live and the park where you take your grandchildren – via little Google cars enabled with video cameras.
I’m talking fabulous, unique, one-of-a-kind necklaces, bracelets and earrings made from semi-precious stones, shells, crystals and beads crafted by the creative genius of a passionate artist who doesn’t charge half a month’s take-home pay for one item.