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How do men count ?

I mean, if he is a car guy does he count the years he’s been married by cars he had? Sports car, Pontiac 4 door, caravan, truck……? What kind of guy is your guy? What does he drive? And then the women? Jobs? Kids? Shoe style, ? So today is my late husbands’ birthday- September […]

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Visit to the woods

Truly a visit from my daughter and son-in-law did amazing things for my mental health. There is no replacement for human touch and closeness. We spent some time hanging out at the Wharf #Dock of The Bay is always a favourite of mine. The sun was shining, no humidity and a breeze to keep cool. […]

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Soup in the middle of summer

My mom always had soup for lunch – didn’t seem to matter the temperature – well I bought some lovely potato leek soup fresh made – and it is still in the fridge…

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I made it through today

Honestly it was a struggle, this morning slept in because I forgot to wear my Fitbit to bed last night. Some people forget to set their clock alarm or remind Alexa to wake you up with a song. My alarm clock is one that vibrates on my wrist. Thank you to Fitbit – a boon […]

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Hearing Loss & Masks Are a Tough Combination

I am sharing this article as it explains so well the challenges all of us with a hearing loss face. When you have hearing loss, understanding speech does not come naturally. It takes effort. The clues we get from lip movements and facial expressions… Hearing Loss & Masks Are a Tough Combination

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Hearing Access: Zoom is Beta Testing Integrated Auto Captions

Another day, another Zoom meeting. Or make that two or three Zoom meetings. Much of the world continues to operate remotely, meaning virtual … Hearing Access: Zoom is Beta Testing Integrated Auto Captions

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Masks Are the Latest Obstacle for People With Hearing Loss

I thought I had figured out how to live with hearing loss. I wear my hearing devices regularly and employ a handful of assistive listening devices as… Masks Are the Latest Obstacle for People With Hearing Loss

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Running out of Outlets

Originally posted on kristenfmartins:
Wake up. Eat breakfast. Put my mask on and walk to work in the brisk, early morning sunlight of New Jersey. My shift starts at 07:00. As I walk into the hospital, like every day, I am stopped for a forehead temperature scan and asked if I have any flu-like symptoms…

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Psychologist’s list on how to cope with the anxiety and fear caused by COVID-19 goes viral

After having thirty-one sessions this week with patients where the singular focus was COVID-19 and how to cope, I decided to consolidate my advice … Psychologist’s list on how to cope with the anxiety and fear caused by COVID-19 goes viral

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Saturday Night with the Instant Pot

I bought a lovely pork tenderloin on sale with the idea that I would look up a recipe to do it in the Instant Pot! After a short search on the Internet found “The Best Damn Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin” – I took a picture of the site because I find it so easy to […]