Posts filed under: Taking Care

When it comes to gravestones, there are as many choices as there are individuals. Some people are adamant about their ashes being spread from a mountain top, on the water,...
Dealing with death and burials can be a touchy topic and is often postponed. People feel skittish talking about it....
Alice Outwater takes us through the paces of aging gracefully. ...
Alice Outwater writes from the heart about aging well and other inspiring topics of general interest ...
Alice Outwater, PhD. | Contributor Following my Vassar graduation the lively pace increased. Jackie Bouvier (Kennedy Onassis) drifted in and out of my life. Her job as a roving photographer...
  Alice D. Outwater Ph.D. | Contributor The year was 1951, and having just graduated from college I had gone to seek a job in Washington, D.C. Before long I...
Alice D. Outwater, Ph.D | Contributor This was my year following college and I was in Washington, D.C., searching for my first job. In an unusuaI arrangement I was renting...
Alice D. Outwater, Ph.D. | Contributor We are all born into history and influenced by those we meet. I recently saw the movie Jackie and was surprised at the memories...
Alice D. Outwater, Ph.D. | Contributor  Few things chase people away faster than anger and complaining—first cousins to bitching and moaning. Can you imagine a more toxic combination? A sure...
Alice D. Outwater, Ph.D. | Contributor As our bodies age, muscles begin to lose their strength and flexibility. We walk less, bodies may tip forward into an old-age stance, and...
Alice Outwater | Contributor My world seems to shrink alarmingly as I segue into old, old age. It’s a given that we slow down physically and mentally. Influencing this are...
Alice Outwater | Contributor Gratitude is a meaningful subject and I’ve paid scant attention to it in the past. I think I’d stowed it in a category of being appreciative...
Alice D. Outwater | Contributor My husband, John, died after 57 years of marriage. By the time I had rearranged my life, selling both properties, purging all our possessions and...
By Alice Outwater | Contributor I woke up this morning with an epiphany about my mother, Agnes. A few weeks ago I had gone to the bookstore and for two days...
This week my mailbox was brimming with questions from daughters struggling to communicate with their aging mothers. What struck me is the accompanying pain for both women....
“It’s important you read the list of precautions. We are in the midst of wild animals and you must respect them at all times. Although we haven’t had a serious...
"I once had a box camera, next a Polaroid and now a Canon that still uses film. A digital camera’s cost is out of reach for me but would improve...
In 1947 at the age of 17, I went to France with the Experiment in International Living to be a counselor in a French camp....
It was June, three years after the end of World War II. I was the youngest of 300 college students brought together by the Experiment in International Living for a...
My friend Sally and I spent part of a summer in northern Scandinavia hiking in the tundra with reindeer in the background. Several years later she and her husband bought...