Our Sacred Little World of Dying

The Boxed Generation: Caring and Coping on All Sides

Baby Boomers and Gen Xer’s had better get used to this complex reality, because their generations are moving from being the Sandwich Generation to becoming the Boxed Generation. The term “sandwich generation” was first used in 1981 by social worker Dorothy Miller to...
Forget it

Forget it

People associate forgetfulness with age — and dementia. But this couple navigates marriage when only one of them can form new memories like most of us. Here’s how one couple has built a life — and a memorable marriage — after stroke induced...
Seeing-Eye Runner

Seeing-Eye Runner

When I asked Luanne (5 days before the event) to be my partner for the TransRockies Run, a three-to-six day tandem adventure trail race through the Colorado Rocky Mountains, she jumped at the chance. “We live in a mobile world and when you aren’t a part of it, you’re...
Our Sacred Little World of Dying

Stroke Toast

I’ve watched for 10 years as she lived with cancer. Watched as her mother, father, brother died while she went through chemotherapy. Watched the bone marrow extractions. Watched the drainage tube being installed in her abdomen to syphon off the fluid. Watched the...