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Friendships – Are They A Key to Happy and Healthy Aging?

How many friends do you have?  Not acquaintances – but real friends? It turns out that this could be a critical question that could contribute to your overall health and happiness. And these friendships become even more important as we age. Some recent studies discovered that friendships were even...

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Here’s To All The Dads on Fathers Day!

Here’s To All The Dads on Fathers Day!

Posted in Blog, Relationships

Happy Fathers Day!   In celebration of all the Dads, here are a few of our favourite quotes and videos.  Have a wonderful day! “He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it”.    Clarence Budington Kelland “Any man can be a father....

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The Beauty of Best Friends Over the Years

By Iris Ruth Pastor My first best friend lived next door and was eight months older than me. In our first grade class, she overpowered me to the point that a very wise teacher recommended that we be split-up in second grade so I could develop my own personality....

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Ode To An Ungrateful Child

By Iris Ruth Pastor The following was written over 30 years ago, at 4:00 AM – one of those times before daybreak when everything looks a little bleaker and a little darker than perhaps it really is. After reading my words over a few times in the days following...

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Boomerang Kids – Is This Really That Surprising?

By Susan Williams Boomerang kids, failure to launch, basement kids – these are just some of the terms being used these days to identify adult children still living at home with their parents. There are now approximately 31% of young adults (aged 18 to 34) living with their parents...

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10 Ways To Stay Happily Married

By Iris Ruth Pastor After the wedding bells stop chiming, how do you sustain the marital magic? After 39 years of being married to the same man, I’ve got a few ideas on keeping the spark burning and the affection flowing toward – not away from – each other....

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