August 28th, 2017:
Music is like nectar to the soul, as wisdom is like essence to the mind! So choose wisely!
April 30, 2019
Mindfulness? Wellbeing for everyone… Living in the moment. As the speaker talked about Living in the present… one evening, as I sat enthralled listening like others in that grand circle, that evening….and the story of a cat as an example…drew me nearer to mindfulness. The elderly group seemed to take in flawlessly, every word, and as they all went around with their experiences of living in the moment…. The room was filled with smiles, claps and stories to share later.
Yes, it is good to do this and that… but how many of us live in that moment , not just alive but be, but experience, savor, inhale, embrace, satisfy oneself..?
Most seniors live in the moment…. To some, as the memories dwindle, they are bound to those moments forever, to others, it is simply a moment.
From meditation, to reading, to worshiping, to fulfilling chores, to working on hobbies, seniors embrace living in the moment with style.
A lesson for us to learn, appreciate, with much love, kindness and devotion.
The list could go on…There are ways many times during a day, where one can live in the moment…for life’s simple pleasures are really that simple! So have fun creating a list at any age, aging is a pleasure, a new era of living in the moment…or mihygge. We are excited to learn ideas from across the world, so please share, celebrate and empower many, Thank you.
April 27, 2019
While a ladle cradling a prized dish may be enticing or even nostalgic, so are the historical eateries, established, some hundreds of years ago. The spirit of warmth, if walls could talk or the floor to transform are discoveries waiting to be discovered.
Visiting the The White Hart Inn in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2017, or eating at MTR in Bangalore, India… is a certainly sight to be experienced, and a sight for all ages. Seniors like comforting known things, young people like challenging their own appetites, and the others similarly so …
What makes these behemoths monumental are the styles, traditions, recipes, décor, storytelling, that one may not yet in newer franchises. But that be said, there are many that are joining these unique lists with unique plans, unique dishes and growing new friendships, relationships and communities.
Dining as a winning of cultures, minds, strategies, finer culinary skills, we must bid adieu, but before we do, we welcome you to share your thoughts, pointers, experiences, names of such places. Finally, we look forward to and love you sharing this as healthy aging communities grow, prosper and embrace life’s simple pleasures.
April 24, 2019
Growing up in India, with only charcoal lit heaters in the central room, knitting around the fire was a common scene. This scenario so much tells us about our ancestral history, living, family structure, as seen in paintings, rugs, tapestry, castles, neighborhoods across the world.
Knitting is coming of fashion once again, as young people embrace as well as the elite of the society. Knitting is bonding together of threads, looms and memories woven with love, skills, knowledge, understanding, taking chances, creating, making for deeper significance.
While families were at war, females strengthened communities through joys of knitting together. Most aging seniors have challenged themselves with things that we don’t know. Learned a new art, redefined skills in arts, cooking, knitting and more…
Knitwear has changed, the needles are available in wood now, machines can churn up woolen garments successfully, and technology helps in preprogramming and machine dependency…. However the cherished hand knit blankets and sweaters are a treat and mystery, as they have stories to tell.
Receiving a pink hand knit blanket on the occasion of my second daughter’s birth by many elderly, not only made me emotional but special. How many would have been the recipient of such intricate love?
As I go over my own mother’s hand knit garments which are now hand me downs…
1. Knitting is time taking love of patience, tolerance, kindness and happiness
2. Knitting is a treasure, to save it is to know your local shops, find gifts that are hand knit and support a local business in our town
3. There are uses for wool, felt, find out ways to use them as arts, share a trick or two with others
4. Ask the elderly, to get insight into the traditions that may be lost forever
5. Reuse, repurpose and redecorate if you have an eye for vintage style
6. Visit a local wool farm, during travel or country… help a farmer , help a friend, help heritage
7. Dress warmly for the occasion in style with pride from hand knit hand me downs or local thrift shops
8. Join a knitting club or bring the knitting club to senior homes, living, centers or places
9. Lobby for senior organizations that support arts and in turn support an elderly’s business for passion or profit
10. Empower the elderly to do things, appreciate and create communities to continue their favorite things.
So as we close, knitwear is always chic, fashion symbol, tag a local sheep farmer business, woolen mill or wool wear shop in your town in the comments section or message us, and let’s make this an experience we can’t wait to experience, Thank you.
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