What COVID revealed to me about communicating with the elderly and other thoughts.

The week before my mother-in-law turned 98, I received a call at 3:15 in the afternoon saying that her assisted living facility would stop family visitation as of 6 p.m. that evening. She lives in a CCRC (Continuous Care Retirement Community) which accommodates independent, assisted, and skilled nursing. As I was near the exit to […]

On Self-Awareness and Hogwarts Houses

In Why Self-awareness is a Gift,Gregory J. Hahn writes: “Self-awareness is the foundation of emotional intelligence. Paradoxically, self-awareness is a gift we cannot give to someone else. But, an assessment can help to release that gift for us.” He’s talking about the StrengthsFinder assessment (CliftonStrengths), which I have taken, in addition to probably every other […]