Category: Lifestyle

Column: Life in the slow lane

Commentary by Lorene Burkhart Being older than 80 years of age means that I’m in the Silent Generation” born between 1927 and 1947. We slow down at the roundabouts, probably use the drive up...

Column: What’s your legacy?

Commentary by Lorene Burkhart Have you ever thought about writing your own obituary? The beginning part is easy – when, where, who. It’s the middle part that becomes tricky. Your checklist might be college,...

Column: Do you fit your generation?

Commentary by Lorene Burkhart If you were born in my generation, between 1927 and 1945, Chuck Underwood, author of “The Generational Imperative,” calls you part of the Silent Generation. He says that “the Silent’s”...

Column: Music key in all walks of life

Commentary by Lorene Burkhart Just when I was getting ready to write about the joy of music in our lives, I read that we should select a playlist for our funeral. Really?! I’m visualizing...

Column: Not boring conversations

Commentary by Lorene Burkhart After settling into my retirement community, I began organizing some fun activities that would encourage folks to have meaningful conversations. I was certain that the geographical diversity of our residents...

Column: The benefits of hope

Commentary by Lorene Burkhart When you hear the word expectations, what pops into your mind? It may depend on whether you are a glass half-full or a glass half-empty personality. In a recent article...

Column: The two types of martial conflict

Commentary by Logan Everett Couples fight. This is not new information for most, but what do couples really fight about? Answer? Absolutely nothing. When it comes to conflict in relationships, there are two different types: solvable...

Column: Are you listening?

Commentary by Lorene Burkhart Do you remember when your teacher or your parents would say, “Pay attention!”? Whatever had been distracting us was immediately replaced with our full attention, which meant that we fully...

Column: The science of marriage

Commentary by Logan Everett What if science could determine if your marriage would succeed or fail with over 90 percent accuracy? Skepticism would be welcomed, but let science speak for itself. Dr. John Gottman started his...