Live Your Life Like Bob Ross

By Margaret Wachholz When my children have difficulty falling sleep they have often tuned into Bob Ross, an icon in American artistry. I tried this one time & was so transfixed on his voice, his words, his presence – I didn’t find this treasure, Bob Ross, a sleep aid for me. I’m cognizant of my... Read More

Grace in an Age of Rudeness

By Margaret Wachholz Are we in tumultuous times? Have you experienced a lack of empathy from a supervisor, an employee, been passed over for promotion; experiencing behaviors from your church or community that are less than stellar—that it leaves you feeling isolated, angry, depressed, anxious—people are feeling the strain. It’s not a great feeling when... Read More

Be You and the World Will Adjust

By Margaret Wachholz Does anyone ever want to socialize with negative people? Complaining and criticizing works for many folks. I hear teachers say many children have turned to anger as their “go-to” in order to get needs met. (Get called out for questionable behavior and scream or holler, and maybe folks will back off.) This... Read More

Moxie In Aging

By Margaret Wachholz Stinky cheese, scotch, some wine and my old shed all seem to improve with age. Delightful encounters await you in your golden years, according to our elders—and they have lived long enough to know. Fashion No more fashion police when you’re older. Some want to keep things looking like they did in... Read More

This Holiday Season, Savor the Slowness

There are so many things to do this time of year: concerts, work parties, entertaining—an exquisite yet exhausting sensory overload. So, it’s not a bad idea to stop and collect ourselves over a beer or a coffee. The ever-civilized British would serve you, in the good old days, not so much as a toothpick that... Read More

Woodbury Senior Living staff members receive awards

Two Woodbury Senior Living staff members, Sherri Lage and Katie Cookfjelstad, will receive awards this fall from the Care Providers of Minnesota association. The awards will be presented at the Care Provider’s November 2019 convention.  Expertise in aging and dementia Our memory care director Sherri Lage will be given the 2019 Dedicated Service Award, recognizing... Read More

What Elders Can Teach Us About Embracing Pain

By Margaret Wachholz. Inner peace is hard work. Struggling with our emotions, reflecting, and not looking for immediate answers amid life’s carnage can feel toilsome. Some of us want to skip over the hard parts of life when we hit relational road blocks and traffic jams. We thirst but don’t really want to drink the... Read More

Promising Practices for Meeting the Mental Health Needs of our Elders

by Leah Kaplan, LICSW, Associated Clinic of Psychology In 1980, Associated Clinic of Psychology (ACP) pioneered the practice of seeing patients in geriatric care environments to provide the right treatment at the right place and the right time, recognizing that these are unique patients and environments that require unique care. By going to patients in... Read More

Loneliness & Wisdom

By Margaret Wachholz. Mid-life: why do we call mid 50’s mid-life as it assumes we’ll live to +110? And, furthermore, if we could live to be 300, would we come any closer to a selfless nature? But as life expectancy stretches forward and perhaps the human condition remains the same; by mid-life, we have enough... Read More

Learn How to be Ageless from 2 Gingers founder Kieran Folliard

By Margaret Wachholz A few years back, the owners of The Irish Gazette hosted Kieran Folliard, originally from the west of Ireland, at the Yacht & Pool Club. He is an accomplished gentleman. 2 GINGERS® Irish Whiskey was created by Kieran who was inspired by his red-headed or “ginger” mother, Mary. Kieran also has owned... Read More