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Victory Gardens as Therapy during Shelter-in-Home

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Posted on April 29th, 2020 by Bettina Carlson, under Alternative Therapies, Inspiring Stories, Social Distancing, Take Charge

Stay-at-Home shelter has been expanded to May 30th in Illinois, other states have expanded their orders, too. While we all understand the importance of this measure for our protection, every person experiences this situation differently, depending... Continue Reading »

Silver Linings in the Age of Social Distancing

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Posted on April 2nd, 2020 by Bettina Carlson, under Inspiring Stories, Social Distancing, Take Charge

It has been over a week now, that we have officially been under the order to “shelter-in-place”; although factually it has been three weeks now that our lives have slowed down. These have been interesting weeks, to say the least, filled... Continue Reading »

Life in the Age of Social Distancing

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Posted on March 17th, 2020 by Bettina Carlson, under Senior Orphans, Social Distancing, Something New, Tips & Resources

It’s Not As Isolating As One Would Think Life as we know it has been significantly disrupted, we are living a very different reality than we did just a week ago, it changes daily, and by now most of us are staying home. I realize this may be a... Continue Reading »

A Healthy Heart Beat

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Posted on March 5th, 2020 by Bettina Carlson, under Heart Disease, Patient Tools, Take Charge

In our previous blog post Hear Beats (https://www.northshorern.com/heart-beats/), we addressed that our heart is an organ that’s largely made up of muscle, which has the vital function of pumping blood to the organs and tissues of your body.... Continue Reading »

Heart Beats

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Posted on February 20th, 2020 by Bettina Carlson, under Heart Disease, Patient Advocacy, Tips & Resources

Heart Basics We all know that our heart beats and beats and beats, working hard for us. But do we know what actually happens when our heart beats?  First of all, our heart is a muscular organ. “An organ is a group of tissues that... Continue Reading »

Experiences in the Age of Dementia

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Posted on February 5th, 2020 by Bettina Carlson, under Alzheimer's and Dementia, Caregiver, Caregiving, Inspiring Stories, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge

I just came across this quote from The Purple Sherpa (https://www.thepurplesherpa.org), and immediately thought of how true this is in my own relationship with my father: When you think about whether to visit someone who’s living with... Continue Reading »

Happy New Year – 2020

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Posted on January 20th, 2020 by Bettina Carlson, under Take Charge, Tips & Resources

The New Year is still young, welcome to 2020! What are we intending to do with it? I wish for all of us, that we are fortunate and dedicated enough to fill it with many blessings, above all health, love, and wisdom!  Many of us may have... Continue Reading »