My Superpower – The Power to Choose

Guest Blogger: Patti Holland, Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher, Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School

I’m stuck in line at the RMV waiting to get my licensed renewed. Actually, I think I’m stuck in the line that leads to the line where I can renew my license. I don’t like this. Not one bit. But I have to renew my license. I have to get around to work, to buy food and go to the beach. I have no control over my current situation or how this RMV office is organized or operated for that matter. I have lots of opinions about this by the way. But absolutely no control over any of it.

However … I have every bit of control over how I deal with this situation.

Safely Watch the Solar Eclipse


Guest Blogger: Shlomit Schaal, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, UMass Memorial Eye Center

The eclipse is coming. The eclipse is coming.

On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible in the certain areas of the United States for the first time since 1979. It’s been almost 40 years since we’ve been able to see an eclipse here in Massachusetts. Be sure to watch it safely.

Chicken Cacciatore

chicken_cacciatoreJust a few ingredients make this an easy meal for a busy day. This recipe was a winner in our Simply Slow Cookin’ contest. Congratulations to Pam Deveny, Marketing and Communications Department, UMass Memorial Health Care, Worcester, MA

Being Prepared in Case of a Fall

falls graphicAs you or your loved one get older, falls may be something that you have to plan for. Falls happen for many reasons – stiff joints, vision changes, illness or a medication that affects balance. So what can you do to help put your mind at ease and help ensure the safety of your family?