Looking forward to the future one scarf at a time

When COVID forced a lockdown in London in early March, Hazell Jacobs knew she had to find something to help her cope. She found inspiration in her vast scarf collection and decided to write a blog about them. Its title Scarf Aid is an apt one. The stories about her scarves that she has been weaving since March have brought comfort not only to Hazell but to her growing list of followers. This is Hazell's story.

By |2020-11-10T12:33:31-05:00November 9th, 2020|Pandemic, Podcast|0 Comments

Understanding the impact of COVID on senior living communities

People who live in senior and assisted living communities are at increased risk when it comes to COVID because of their age and the likelihood they have underlying health issues. How these communities tackle keeping residents and staff safe during the pandemic can be either life-saving or life-threatening. I look at one company that has been trying hard to get it right.

By |2020-10-27T15:00:05-04:00October 27th, 2020|Health News, Pandemic|2 Comments

The importance of being in control

It's challenging enough for people with chronic conditions to manage their health and navigate a complicated healthcare system. Because of COVID, many people are isolated and disconnected, which creates even more challenges. Harnessing the power of artificial intelligence, a program called Ibis is helping people stay connected and manage their health from home.

By |2020-07-20T13:41:32-04:00July 20th, 2020|Health News, Pandemic|0 Comments

Enjoying challenges, staying grounded

For Tim Hayes, the COVID-19 pandemic became a reality on a Friday the 13th. The school he works in closed and within a matter of days, everything was happening online, including counseling students, which is what Tim does. From time to time, he's also had to do a bit of self-counseling. Either way, he always offers a blend of compassion and optimism.

By |2020-07-06T08:13:22-04:00July 6th, 2020|Pandemic|0 Comments

Embracing the positive

"We teach best what we most need to learn." A quote that has helped guide Patrica Raskin throughout her life. She wears many hats, but in her job as a radio show host, she learns a lot from the people she interviews. What interests her most is how to maintain a positive attitude.

By |2020-06-26T10:46:06-04:00June 25th, 2020|Health News, Pandemic|0 Comments

Motivation to move!

Been a little lax when it comes to getting regular exercise? You're not alone. Some people have figured out a routine that works for them, but others are struggling. If that's you, here's some motivation and a few how-to videos.

By |2020-06-11T14:25:25-04:00June 11th, 2020|Fitness, Pandemic|0 Comments

Pejj Nunes and her Shibui Found Image Art

Follow the lines, the shapes, the colors in this image. When I do, I am mesmerized and calmed. The image was created by Maine artist Pejj Nunes, who wants to teach her method as a form of art therapy. It's called Shibui Found Image Art and because of COVID-19, she now has to develop a different way of teaching than she had planned.

By |2020-06-05T10:53:40-04:00June 5th, 2020|Health News, Pandemic|0 Comments

Opening up about re-opening

This is a story about finding humor in a complicated, confusing, anxiety-provoking situation. Determined to go by the book when she re-opened her acupuncture practice, Meret Bainbridge was blindsided by something unexpected that happened. She invites us all to laugh with her.

By |2020-05-29T17:05:10-04:00May 29th, 2020|Health News, Pandemic|0 Comments