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Archive for July, 2012

Free Fall

July 2, 2012
Posted in: Living with Health Challenges, Seasonal Change

My 76-year-old mother moved to Oregon 3 months ago. It was time. She was handling the details of life adequately, but just barely. So, my husband and I decided to build her a little mother-in-law unit in our back yard.

And since then… aiyiyi! I’m hearing stories of acceleration like this from friends, from clients, and I’m experiencing it at home.

For some it’s happy things like a marriage and a new house. Another (few!) are having babies.

But for many the changes are harder. Deaths or illnesses. Old griefs deciding to surface now.

For me it’s a mixed bag.