If you haven't heard the news, Dr. Mara is now working with a publisher! The Passionate Life:  Creating Vitality & Joy at Any Age will be available on e-book this summer, during the "soft launch" of the book. The hard launch, with printed copies will be available from your favorite bookseller, will be in October 2018! Stay tuned for more news!

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Welcome to my new series, "Tips for Caregivers, Near and Far." February 4, 2018 Tip #9 - Forgive the Critics and Keep on Going You're trying your very best to care for your loved one, whether they live with you, down the street, or on the other side of the country.  This might include helping with daily activities of living, making sure t

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Welcome to my new series, "Tips for Caregivers, Near and Far." January 28, 2018 Tip #8 - You Don't Move It, You Lose It In the last tip, Tip #7 - You Are What You Eat, I made the point that we need to eat good food in order to fuel ourselves to take care of whatever and whomever we need to.  Well, we also need to move our bodies in orde

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Welcome to my new series, "Tips for Caregivers, Near and Far." January 21, 2018 Tip #7 - You are what you eat. Caregivers often focus a majority of their time and attention on the one they are caring for, frequently leaving little time to take care of themselves, including taking care of what they eat.  Grabbing fast food on the run or so

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Welcome to my new series, "Tips for Caregivers, Near and Far." January 14, 2018 Tip #6 - Humor is Your Friend: Make it a Point to Laugh Daily Caregivers have been found to have statistically higher rates of depression, anxiety, and illness than the general population. These issues are not unrelated. Causal links are know to exist between

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Welcome to my new series, "Tips for Caregivers, Near and Far." January 6, 2018 Happy New Year! Today's tip is the 1st for 2018 and it's Tip #5 - Seek Support: No Woman or Man is an Island Caregiving can be very isolating and lonely.  This also applies to caregivers who are not 24/7 caregivers, but are very involved, from near or far a

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Welcome to my new series, "Tips for Caregivers, Near and Far." December 23, 2017: Tip #4 - Never Underestimate the Power of Singing This tip comes from Meredith Hamons, Founder and Clinical Director at North Austin Music Therapy and co-author of the new book, Music, Memory, and Meaning.  [caption id="attachment_11067" align="alignnone" w

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Welcome to my new series, "Tips for Caregivers, Near and Far." December 16, 2017: Tip #3 - It's OK to Ask For Help Caregivers are a hardy bunch and often feel that they need to take care of it all.  In their attempt to do this, they often forget to take care of themselves and the results can be dangerous for the caregiver and even for th

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Welcome to my new series, "Tips for Caregivers, Near and Far." December 9, 2017: Tip #2 - Find Your Peace in the Midst of Chaos This is critical in order to maintain your own mental health and physical health. Statistics show that the stress of caregiving often causes physical illness, depression, and anxiety in the caregiver. Don’t be

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Welcome to my new series, "Tips for Caregivers, Near and Far." December 2, 2017: Tip #1 Utilize every available resource. Research, research, research. And don't be afraid to call and ask an expert, no matter if they are a total stranger, for help, advice, information. Think of anyone you have met or heard of who works in the area of geri

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