NWCCA’s Executive Director Rebecca Crichton has delved into the Aging Field for the past 10 years. She continues to learn the importance of sharing what she knows with others. Her Tip of the Month offers a personal strategy that has made her life better.
January Tip: In case of emergency
To start the year off, Rebecca shares how connecting daily builds relationship and safety.
February Tip: Remembering to remember
A humorous and helpful approach to pinning present actions into our minds.
March Tip: No more ‘buts’!
Rebecca offers advice on not being a ‘yahbut.’
April Tip: Thinking about thinking
Rebecca reflects that learning to question our thoughts and being able to admit we might be wrong are tools to help us stop the “snowball of negativity.”
May Tip: Don’t push that button!
This month, Rebecca is intrigued by the notion that we might be at choice for how we experience and manage our feelings.
June Tip: Balance
Rebecca shares how an unexpected fall led her to reflect on the importance of balance in our lives.
July Tip: Orchid Pride — Just add water!
A comment from a friend led Rebecca to make a successful exploration into easy orchid care.
August Tip: Appetite
What nourishes and excites you? Rebecca reflects on what a healthy appetite can mean.
September Tip: Reframing
Rebecca offers some new tools for your metaphorical toolkit.
October Tip: I’m Sorry
The Jewish Holy Days give Rebecca an opportunity to reflect on the value, to self and other, of heartfelt apologies and introspection.
November Tip: Practicing Empathy
Rebecca shares a helpful definition of “empathy” as well as some wise counsel on supporting others in truly caring ways.
December Tip: Managing ‘The Clutch’
This month, Rebecca looks at a different approach to gift-giving and her relationship to her ‘stuff.’