Loneliness and Isolation: Huge Public Health Problems

Elderly woman looks sadly out the window.

Loneliness can affect anyone of any age and background – from an older person mourning the loss of a life partner to a young person who simply feels different and isolated from their friends. Fu...

The New Year: Making New Year’s Resolutions and Changing Behavior

Happy family with lights

Wow! What a year 2020 has been with COVID, the horrible weather, the hatred and decisiveness throughout our country, and the major electronic hacking into the U.S. government systems. A year that nece...

The Village and Time Banking: A Model for the Future

TIme Bank graphic showing people helping each other

In October 2014, I wrote my article on the Village Movement. Originally started in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts in 2002, the Village concept arose out of community members’ de...