Transitions With Jean - Columns

Signs you are no longer in charge of your house

January 5, 2020

Do you own your house, or does your house own you?

Here are signs that you’re no longer in charge of your house:

For starters, does the very thought of the unending chore list make you exhausted? Do you look around at all the things you have gathered and feel a crushing...

’Tis the season

December 1, 2019

Ah…. It is Christmas time. Have you ever noticed how much stress can come with being around family? Here is a quiz to get us all thinking of ways to have a Merrier Christmas. More than one answer can be a good choice.

1. The family is gathering for dinner on Christmas. I contribute...

Being nice to your favorite thrift store

November 3, 2019

Dear Jean,
I work at a thrift store. Many times, people bring in items that we cannot accept. It makes them cranky when we turn away their donations that they have taken the effort to bring to us. Please run a list for your readers of items that shouldn’t be taken to a...

Hospice vs. Palliative Care

October 6, 2019

Dear Jean,

What exactly is Hospice? Is it different from Palliative Care?

For the answer, I turned to David Chapman, account executive at Ascension Hospice. Chapman is one of those people who radiates compassion.

He explained that when there is a terminal disease, you want...

Let’s make a deal!

September 1, 2019

This week, my friend shared something frustrating that had happened to her.

Dawn lives an hour away from her parents and can’t get there as much as she would like, but she tries to talk to her folks often. Mom no longer drives and doesn’t get out as much as she used to, so her...

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