Tag Archives: well-being

  1. One Hell of a Year

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    November 7, 2020 by Jean

    One piece of retirement advice I don’t remember getting was to expect the unexpected. I think I imagined a more …
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  2. Winter Exercise

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    February 6, 2020 by Jean

    When I was in my twenties, my mother had serious cardiovascular health issues. At age 49, she had major surgery …
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  3. Caring, Stress, and Coping

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    January 6, 2020 by Jean

    The phrase “to care for” has two distinct meanings. One is about warm emotional attachment to another person, to care …
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  4. Caring for Others, Caring for Self

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    October 23, 2019 by Jean

    Lately, I’ve been struggling to find the right balance between caring for a good friend with a serious degenerative illness …
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  5. Framing Aging: Second Childhood

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    November 14, 2018 by Jean

    In American culture, we often imagine aging as the downhill side of a parabola, a period of decline that follows …
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  6. Do I Hear What You Hear?

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    February 22, 2018 by Jean

    A couple of years ago, I started noticing that I was having trouble hearing what telemarketers and customer service reps …
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  7. Winter Exercise

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    January 31, 2018 by Jean

    One of my recurring dilemmas is how to get enough exercise in winter. During the good weather months, my preferred …
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  8. New Year’s Check-Up

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    January 4, 2018 by Jean

    One of my favorite rituals for New Year’s Day is to review the year that has just ended and make …
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I am Jean Potuchek, a professional sociologist who has just stepped into the next phase of my life, retirement, after more than thirty years of college teaching. This blog is about my experience of that new phase of life.

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