- Nonprofit Services and the Affordable Care Act
- New Mexico and National Older Adult Demographic Trends
- New York Times Articles on Older Adult Care
- Preventing and Managing Alzheimer’s: Research from Johns Hopkins
- “Superbrain” and Alzheimer’s
- Tips for Caring for Elderly Parents
- Stages of Nonprofit Organizational Development II
- Workplace Resources for Elder Care
What Is AstrologyLet’s begin by taking a look at astrology. For many years, different cultures around the world have looked to the stars for divine answers to their problems or life situations in general. Astrology is the study of the stars, the movements of the planets, the constellations in the sky along with the way that it relates to people. However, it should be noted that astrology is not an exact science. It falls into the category of the metaphysical. Still, strong supporters of astrology signs believe that the position of planets or stars at one’s time of birth, shape the individual’s personality.
Zodiac SignsThe zodiac signs are the star signs that the sun passes through during the year. First, it is important to note that there are 12 signs in the zodiac or 12 groups of stars to consider. The signs of the zodiac are usually written in a certain order. For example, if you browse through the horoscope signs or the astrology signs in a newspaper or on an online site, you’ll discover that the signs start with Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces. It is also interesting to note that the astrology signs are also referred to as sun signs. Sun signs refer to the position that the sun was in when a person was born. All this information is very relevant and held in high regard by ancient cultures. Even today, people look to the star signs to understand the meaning of life.
Zodiacal Signs And Elements
In order to understand a bit more about astrology, horoscopes, sun signs, and the zodiac, it’s important to take a look at the elements. First, we now understand that there are 12 signs under the zodiac and they belong to 4 elements. Here is a brief chart to consider.
- Fire – Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
- Earth – Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
- Air – Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
- Water – Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Understanding The ElementsNow, you have a basic understanding of the astrological signs and the elements. Let’s take a look at the fire signs and their inherent features. Did you know that the fire signs are easy to get angry and show their temper quickly? It’s quite true. Earth signs are very reliable and down to earth people. Air signs are very friendly and talkative. Water signs are very sensitive and wear their emotions on their sleeve. This information will provide you with basic knowledge to guide you to further study of astrology or the zodiac.
The fact is that everyone on the planet is affected by the stars, planets, constellations, and their movements. Those that deny this fact are simply not opening their minds to the possibilities of the divine and infinite wisdom that exists within the universe. However, it is important to realize that there is a serious side to the study of astrology meant to provide knowledge and a fun side to astrology that is meant to entertain or enjoy. Those that develop a true understanding of astrology will find their world immensely changed for the better.
AriesFor Aries, if you wanted to find the true happiness of your life, all you need to do is to act. Stop procrastinating. Stop being afraid anymore. You need to make a decision that will change your life. Be active and avoid staying on the bed all day, you’ll feel more unproductive and uninspired. Let your dreams come true by acting upon it. You can take leadership roles and be more responsible, in that way, you’ll feel that you have a real purpose in this world.
TaurusIf you are Taurus, you need to wash off the negative thoughts about your body already. You are required to fuel your body if you want to create something. By then, set your alarm clock and go for a walk in the neighborhood this morning. Wear the most comfortable clothes that you have and opt for organic foods. Valuing yourself means that you’re also going to appreciate the life of others, and that’s what will lead you to your happiness.
GeminiEvery Gemini has a desire of learning more and more every day. So, if you want to find happiness in your life, all you need to do is to gather information and start reading books. If you want to discuss your thoughts, you can find a study buddy and have a conversation about the galaxy, universe, flowers, earth, and everything you can think of. However, if you’re rather shy in talking about it, you can start a journal. A Gemini is a good writer. Maybe it’s your chance of having a good writing career by writing down what’s inside your mind.
CancerBecause Cancer is emotional, you need to nurture yourself with love, hope, and comfort you can find from people surrounding you. Show your love and be more affectionate. Your gratitude will reflect on your relationships. Make sure that everything you’re going to put in your room will remind you of joy and happiness—be it the first flower you’ve received from someone special or pictures of your trip to Paris.
LeoIf you want people to recognize you, it’s about time that you step out of the facade that you are hiding and show your true self. Express yourself and don’t be afraid if you are different from other people. Your heart is generous, don’t be afraid to attend charity programs instead of partying up all night as what others expected of you. Put yourself on the public stage and take the spotlight. Now is the time to claim your position.
These horoscopes will serve as your guide to living a better life. Finding happiness is a long journey. It’s easy to feel sad yet difficult to be happy. But that’s the way of life. You should be happier than you are sad if you want to make the most out of your life.
Moving Mama: Caring for Elderly Parents is all about the resources you need to deal with your elderly parent’s needs. Or, perhaps you are helping a mate, friend or other loved one. There are a lot of challenges to caregiving. Parents and loved ones become more frail as they age, often needing assistance. And, unfortunately, many people develop Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia as they become older and more frail. Moving Mama the website provides information, tools and resources to help you cope. And, Moving Mama, the book, offers a series of short stories in chapters that describe our caregiving experiences, which represent many of the challenges people face when caring for an elderly loved one. Chapters also include information, tools and resources related to the issues covered. You can read the book in its entirety, or pick up stories and resources as you need them. Too often, caregivers find it hard to identify and locate resources. And, it’s sometimes tough to determine what might be covered by Medicare (Part A or Part B) and what requires additional insurance of out-of-pocket payment. Each community is different, but there are some core resources available in every state, and in most communities. Moving Mama: Caring for Elderly Parents provides information, tools and resources that address many needs that caregivers face. I have been involved with aging and health care both professionally and personally for about thirty years. The Moving Mama website has sprung from a desire to share both personal and professional experiences. For years, I lived in shared housing with Maggie Kuhn, who founded the Gray Panthers. She was my friend, mentor and spiritual guide. From her, I learned a great deal about passion, persistence and public policy. She had a compelling presence, razor sharp analysis, and was a fierce advocate for justice. She was deeply loyal to her friends and loved ones, and did not suffer fools lightly. She was instrumental in building a wave of public support for the passage of the Older Americans Act, and its revisions. I co-authored a book with Maggie, called Empowering Ministry in an Ageist Society, with Dieter Hessel as editor. I am a consultant to nonprofit and government organizations as well as an ordained Presbyterian minister. I have worked with many communities to help them identify needs, analyze services and service gaps, and strengthen the service delivery infrastructure.Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work with many wonderful people in the areas of health and social research and policy, health systems planning, community service network development, and funding to support community services. I have conducted research and published a number of resources in these fields. A list of projects and publications is available on my Bio Page. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, my brothers and I provided care to our mother during her last years coping with Alzheimer’s disease. We were able to join forces and manage her care first in her home, then moving her to live very close to one brother with in-home supports, and finally to live with my other brother with regular in-home caregiving. It was exhausting and invaluable. All three of us would say that it was one of the most meaningful things we’ve done in our adult lives. It showed us a lot about human nature (hers and ours). We came face-to-face with limits. And the experience taught us a great deal about hope and the resilience and power of the human spirit, even when the mind dims. I wish you all the best in your journey, and trust that the Moving Mama website will be a helpful resource for you. Anne Hays Egan, Moving Mama:Caring for Elderly Parents New Ventures Consulting EzineArticles Expert Author Helpful Links: