If someone tells you to take a flying leap, do it

If someone tells you to take a flying leap, do it By Sandra J. Cohen and Roger Cormier   We overheard a woman telling a friend she had literally taken a leap of faith off a platform. The friend replied it also took faith to mount that platform because it was shaky. The literal … [Read more...]

Healthier, more active aging

By Sandra J. Cohen and Roger Cormier The way we anticipate our aging depends on our expectations. Recent studies have discovered that most Americans are living healthy, active lives well into old age. The same is true of Canadians. The “Journal of the American Geriatrics Society” reported a … [Read more...]

Worldly needs and daily delights

By Sandra J. Cohen and Roger Cormier This posting marks the beginning of our fourth year of “Tips for Growing Older,” available to you on this Amigos de Bucerias web site. We are revisiting the topic of personal daily delights and world needs with a description of a daily practice that may appeal … [Read more...]

Make surprising, expansive decisions

By Sandra J. Cohen and Roger Cormier As we grow older, we give thought to how we want to spend our time, energy and resources for our own satisfaction, but also to benefit others. How can we resolve apparent clashes between our desires, our values and dire needs of people near and far? There are … [Read more...]

Why Charity Events are a Must…by Patricia Spencer

Why support these local events, I was asked the other day?Well, although there are many ways to spend your entertainment dollars in this area, when you support the locally organized and sponsored events, you are directly helping our Mexican communities. That's a good thing!People ask me all the time … [Read more...]

Hope, expect, anticipate during the holiday season

A puppy on leash was gingerly walking along a reservoir path with eyes and nose tuned into the pleasant surprises along the way. Suddenly two dogs also on leash lunged at him with ferocious barking and hissing. Both sets of owners kept the threatening dogs away from the startled puppy who then … [Read more...]

Travel Memories

Last summer we explored Lyon, France; Sardinia, Italy; and Barcelona/Costa Brava, Spain. It was such a memorable trip that we created an online photo album with captions to help us recall and relive moments of the trip going forward. Our selection of photos also was designed to provide an overview … [Read more...]

Food and Retirement

  When people write about retirement, the focus often is on income, health, family, social life, hobbies, spirituality, community involvement, entertainment or travel. Seldom is true enjoyment of food identified as an exciting, satisfying option in a retiree’s here-and-now, day-to-day life. For … [Read more...]

True friends

Participants in a recent study (published by the Public Library of Science – PLoS ONE) identified people whom they regarded as friends. Astonishingly, only half of those identified felt the same way about their participant “friends.” As surprising (even shocking) as this may be, what does this mean, … [Read more...]

Yesterdays, now and tomorrows

  As we get older, we become more aware of how far we have moved along in our lifespans. With less time ahead, what choices can we make about how we might focus our attention? Some people focus a lot on their past to treasure special people and experiences, and sometimes to bemoan … [Read more...]