Jenn Gruber

Home for the Holidays

Concerned About Your Parents’ Wellbeing? Keep These Tips in Mind! Thanksgiving is, hands down, my favorite holiday. A day set aside for gathering with loved ones to indulge in delicious food, prepared with care and representing decades of family tradition, while expressing gratitude for the many blessings in our lives always feels like a special […]

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When an Unexpected Invitation Becomes a Highlight

It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that I love connecting with people. I often find myself chatting with a random stranger and, while the conversations sometimes provide only a momentary pause in my day, the warm feelings brought about by a shared smile and a brief sense of connection tend to remain for

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If You’re Thinking About What You’re Going to Say Next, You’re Not Really Listening

I was asked recently to submit a tip to be shared with a group. The instruction was, “Please send me a tip — something that makes you an expert in your field. Think ‘did you know…?’ or “consider this…” Don’t overthink it, make it light and fun!” I immediately questioned how something profound enough to

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CONSIDER THIS: Things Aging Parents Wish Their Adult Children Understood

In my work, I often hear complaints that sound like some variation of, “I’ve spent a lot of time  figuring out what’s best for my parents, and I’ve told them what we need to do, but they’re refusing to listen!” It makes sense that these adult children are feeling exasperated — it’s frustrating to try

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Coming Together at Thanksgiving – Even When You Disagree

This post has been on my mind for months and, with Thanksgiving now upon us, I’m finally at the “no more procrastinating – either do it or let it go” point.  I’m hoping the timing will end up being perfect! Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. What’s not to love about a day devoted

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