6 Characteristics to Look for When Choosing a Power of Attorney

    One of the most important health care decisions you will make is choosing your power of attorney. Depending on where you live, a power of attorney also may be called a health care proxy, patient advocate, or health care representative. Regardless of the name, a power of attorney is someone you choose to make health and medical decisions for[…]

Help for Caregivers

General Help     National Family Caregiver Support Program https://www.acl.gov/programs/support-caregivers/national-family-caregiver-support-program  The National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP), established in 2000, provides grants to States and Territories, based on their share of the population aged 70 and over, to fund a range of supports that assist family and informal caregivers to care for their loved ones[…]

Staying Connected & Resilient for Back-to-School

Six Online Activities to Help Students Cope with COVID-19 – these well-being practices can help students feel connected and resilient during the pandemic.   At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNESCO estimates that 91.3% of the world’s students were learning remotely, with 194 governments ordering country-wide closures of their schools and more than 1.3 billion students[…]

Sportsmanship … and why it matters

Education is incomplete without sports, and sports are incomplete without a true education of sportsmanship.   As millions head back for another year of school, I wanted to use this post to share an insight for all students athletes, parents, coaches and fans.   The choice made by athletes to engage in sportsmanlike behavior depends[…]

How the Pandemic Can Teach Kids About Compassion

What if this crisis became an opportunity for children to deepen their sense of care?   As a homebound parent with a preschooler, I’ve felt an array of emotions over the past few months during the coronavirus pandemic. I’ve felt sadness and worry about how many people are becoming ill, while being confounded by trying[…]

What Will It Take to Bridge Our Differences?

Here are some core insights from the GGSC’s virtual summit on dialogue and understanding across our differences.   We were supposed to meet face to face to talk about how Americans could bridge their differences.   But we couldn’t. COVID-19 prevented us from physically coming together. And so the staff of the Greater Good Science[…]

How to Practice Empathy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to sweeping changes and disruptions in nearly every aspect of daily life. With mandates and guidelines changing all the time, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by our own anxieties. It is important to practice empathy during this time, not only for others but for yourself as well.   There[…]