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Do You Consume everything you get?

Most of us don’t!

Many of us purchase food and don’t consume it all before its expiry date.  We also purchase clothing that we don’t wear.

We buy magazines we don’t read, and books we forgot we even had.

Life needs books

Life needs books

And today with all the information on the internet we often download “important” stuff that we never open.

That goes double for the things we get for free!  Why do we even accept it or download it?

Most of us do so because we perceived a need at the moment, but as time passes so does the need.

All this Stuff – Is it really all that important?

Is it any wonder then that we end up with so much stuff?  Our houses are cluttered with unused things.  Even our computer hard drives are filled to the brim with articles, books, reports and free stuff we will never use.

Adding to that are key things that we should be using.  If you have downloaded a book on some particular health issue then it should be read especially if it is your health issue.  Ebook readers are popular these days and almost everyone has one on some device.

ereaders save space and the environment!

e-readers save space and the environment!

The good thing about consuming books and articles this way is that you don’t have to worry about disposing of them when you are done.  And if you are concerned about the environment you won’t have to feel guilty about killing trees with your voracious appetite for the written word.


Digital isn’t always appropriate.

My books are almost all digital with exception of workbooks that requires written input if they are to be of lasting value.  I have and am considering making then in a format that allows the input to entered digitally, but have a concern that some of my reads will not be able to do so.  In the future, you may find that there will be an option for doings so.

On the topic of Stuff, we don’t consume and that litters our homes you can read my book that will help you to get rid of some the tangible items are actually not consumable.

The books is

Clean Your House Before You Go

New Book



It Ain’t Over ’til its Over – dying is not the end

When I write it ain’t over, it’s because I often write about death and dying, but not in the normal sense.



Coffee and a friend to share it with


Grab a coffee and let's chat about life!

Grab a coffee and let’s chat about life!



I don’t believe in being morbid but I do believe in people being ready for the end. And those that aren’t are usually the ones for whom death is unexpected. A sudden illness, an accident or catastrophe befall them. And while I much of what I write speak to the older generation it applies all of who are getting older.


There is much to done before we go.

The book is a guide to help you clean your house before you go so your kids won’t have to once you’re gone. For me, that is some of what  Leavings my new book speaks to.

That was the gist of my most recent book.  But if you haven’t seen it you can get it here.

When I write that dying is not the end I am not preaching about the meaning of death, I am writing about what and who you leave behind. This is what I prefer to focus on and what you are going to find the book I am currently writing for very specific reasons. Some of that you can read in this Post.

We all leave something when we go I hope to help you leave a lasting legacy.  I do have my reasons and are mostly related to my own family experiences.  While most of my family has passed what I learned from their living and passing is what often write in my books and in my blogs.  The sister blog to this one www.healthywealthyaging.com is where I share some of the things that do not make it into my books.  Here is a link to one of the relevant posts.

There is so much to write about living and grow old and hope to make the journey a pleasant and meaningful one.  I hope you will join me in the discussion.

And I would love to share one of my free short book with you for doing so.

The book is Learn how to be happy, just click HERE to get your free copy.




Soon to be released- The Hardest Conversation

As I am writing my newest book, I continue to ponder the importance of it to not only Adults with Aging Parents but the parents themselves.

The title of the new book is:

The Hardest Conversation  – Helping Aging Parents

I am of course writing it from my perspective as the aging parent, but I want to ensure that while I share my concerns, about the inevitable “conversation,” that the feelings of my children are also address.  This will not be a good time for either, and my goal with this book is to make it as painless and stressless as possible.

So to that end, I thought I would share with you the Chapter Headings and to ask if I am missing any critical pieces.



  1. Timing the Talk
  2. Tell me Why Not What
  3. Speak to me, not at me
  4. Wishes, Wants, and Reality
  5. Stress Times Two
  6. Whose needs are being met
  7. Physical and Psychological are different
  8. What the future holds and how your parent’s health stacks up
  9. Mental process changes
  10. Give me Options Not Opinions
  11. Easing me in not out
  12. Whew, that’s done – now what?
  13. What we decided, what we agreed, what’s left?

If you are of a mind, please provide me your feedback on the topics I have chosen and let me know what your think.  You can do so in the comments or on Twitter @koyamaRuth

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