25 Great Tips for Building a Relationship With Your In-Laws

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Prior to marrying, my husband and I went through a twelve-week premarital counseling course with a psychologist whose main focus was marriage. Best. Money. Spent. Ever.  25 Great Tips for Building a Relationship With Your In-Laws  We covered every topic under the sun, ranging from finances to children to our pasts and everything in between. 25 Great Tips for Building a Relationship With Your In-Laws In our ten years together since that time, I can honestly say there is nothing we’ve encountered that we hadn’t already discussed a “what if” for during those 12 weeks. At least, that was is the statement

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Couple learned the hard way to balance generosity and safety

Couple learned the hard way to balance generosity and safety

Cold winter deception   Cold, alone, and without shoes, a woman in her 20s sat on the ground near a light rail station. She shivered on the chilly winter evening, her worn, dirty clothes providing inadequate protection against the frosty breeze. Couple learned the hard way to balance generosity and safety When Bill approached the station after a long day at work, he spotted the woman. He noted her lack of winter weather protection and saw her body trembling to keep her warm. Bill moved toward her and asked if he could help. Couple learned the hard way to balance generosity and

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Five Tips for a Happier Thanksgiving

Five Tips for a Happier Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a treasured holiday in the lives of most American families. Yet, because of the tendency to romanticize Thanksgiving Days gone by, we can set the bar of expectation so high that we're bound to experience stress when the reality doesn't match up to the expectation. Five Tips for a Happier Thanksgiving Here are five tips on reducing the stress level of Thanksgiving Day: 1. Manage Your Traditions. Thanksgiving family traditions are great, but if not managed, we can end up serving the tradition rather than the tradition serving us. So don't make the location or menu items the heart of

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Lessons from a Thief Who Stole A Man's Dogs and SUV

Lessons from a Thief Who Stole A Man's Dogs and SUV

Kevin spent the week working hard on a special advertising campaign for a client. He put in long hours, working well into the night to give the project every ounce of his mental energy. By the end of the week, Kevin felt drained but invigorated by the campaign’s progress. As a reward to himself, he planned a long hike in the mountains on Saturday with his two faithful canine companions. Lessons from a Thief Who Stole A Man's Dogs and SUV When that day finally arrived, Kevin loaded his dogs into his sports utility vehicle, rolled down the windows, and

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How Family Caregivers Can Plan for Natural Disasters

How Family Caregivers Can Plan for Natural Disasters

After the back-to-back disasters of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, it’s important that seniors and family caregivers alike understand the need for natural disaster preparedness. No matter where you live, it’s important to plan ahead for weather-related hazards. No one is more vulnerable during these emergencies than seniors, and a quick response is crucial to ensure the safety and security of elderly adults. How Family Caregivers Can Plan for Natural Disasters When creating a natural disaster response plan, family caregivers and seniors should keep the following guidelines in mind. Learn About Community Preparedness Your loved one’s community will have resources in

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His Love was Stronger than Alzheimer's

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0T6UbR-pR6U[/embed] His Love was Stronger than Alzheimer's Alzheimer’s is a real problem facing real people every day. If you or someone you know has faced it, you understand the emotional toll it takes. When we came across one couple’s journey, it touched us so deeply that we spent two full days capturing their love story to be shared with the world. John and Kerry McNeely learned of Kerry’s Alzheimer’s in 2014, shortly after a trip to Europe. Soon after, John sought help for her at Silverado.  At the memory care community, he was able join a family support group to

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12 Priceless Pieces of Life Advice Learned by Senior Citizens

12 Priceless Pieces of Life Advice Learned by Senior Citizens

Whoever said “Kids say the darndest things” probably never gave second thought to another HUGE demographic so generous with witty wisdom.  We often forget that our senior citizens have racked up years of worthy stories (after all, most of them lived through World Wars), that perhaps they’re the ones we should look to for good advice and laughs.  We’ve rallied up some poignant (also frank and funny) wisdom straight from the hearts of some of our Silverado residents for your daily inspiration.  12 Priceless Pieces of Life Advice Learned by Senior Citizens “The secret to happiness is love.” - Bill

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Money vs. Happiness: Which Is Important to You?

Money vs. Happiness: Which Is Important to You?

Many people believe they must have a lot of money to be happy. If they have thousands upon thousands of dollars in the bank, they tell themselves they must be happy. Are they really happy, though? If you’re struggling financially, you may feel as though those people are happy. You may believe that since they are in a better place with finances they don’t have the worries that you do. They can do whatever they want without having money standing in their way. Money vs. Happiness: Which Is Important to You? Guess what? That’s not true. Money and happiness are independent

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Dealing with Narcissistic Older Parent

Dealing with Narcissistic Older Parent

We don’t choose who are parents are, and for some of us, we end up with parents who didn’t exactly show us the love, support, and compassion we deserved growing up. As they grow older, those parents can come back and want to be helped. As much as you may not want to help them, you know you should. So what do you do? Do you just stay quiet and do what you feel you need to do? Or do you turn around and walk the other way? Dealing with Narcissistic Older Parent Well, the decision is yours to make, and

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