Author Archives for Danielle Palli

The Impact of Widowhood: Teresa Beshwate Featured in ICAA’s Journal on Active Aging

August 24, 2020 2:02 pm Published by Comments Off on The Impact of Widowhood: Teresa Beshwate Featured in ICAA’s Journal on Active Aging

Social support is key to healing for widowed individuals. You can help by better understanding the potential impacts of losing a life partner and committing to strategies that support these men and women over the long term. Teresa Beshwate has a Masters in Public health and is a certified professional life coach and Masterpiece Living’s Director of Content and Program Development. […]


Join Us for the Master-PEACE Circle! (WEDNESDAYS in September)

August 19, 2020 10:14 am Published by Comments Off on Join Us for the Master-PEACE Circle! (WEDNESDAYS in September)

The Masterpiece Network is Invited to Join Us for the Master-PEACE Circle!  BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! The Master-Peace Circle is a virtual mindfulness group that meets weekly to practice a meditation or mindfulness technique, reflect on the day’s topic (journaling, drawing or simply being in the moment), and share insightful conversation with others. No previous experience in meditation techniques required. […]


154 Thought Leaders Help Forge a Path Towards the “Next Normal” for Senior Living

August 18, 2020 10:36 am Published by Comments Off on 154 Thought Leaders Help Forge a Path Towards the “Next Normal” for Senior Living

Masterpiece Living’s Associate Managing Director of Operations, Amanda Baushke, joined thought leaders from around North America—providers of housing and services for older adults—to create strategies and tactics to help all segments of the senior living industry emerge from being locked down. “To emphasize the differences among the types of senior living options (for example, active adult, independent living, assisted living, […]


“I Want to Be Social but People are Scary (Particularly During a Pandemic)”

August 12, 2020 1:13 pm Published by Comments Off on “I Want to Be Social but People are Scary (Particularly During a Pandemic)”

Social Anxiety in Older Adulthood­ By: Danielle Palli What does it mean when you have a racing heart, trembling hands, muscle tension, and shallow breathing? No, this is not the medical condition you think it is. Here are a few more symptoms: avoiding eating with others or answering the phone when someone calls, and quickly checking the mail with eyes […]


When You Think You’re Positive (But You’re Really Not)

July 14, 2020 4:28 pm Published by Comments Off on When You Think You’re Positive (But You’re Really Not)

Cultivating positivity in an authentic way By: Danielle Palli As I was driving to a routine doctor’s appointment, mentally preparing for this article (and all the ways I could approach positivity), I hit a roadblock … a metaphorical one. I had neglected to call the office before-hand to find out if there were protocols in place because of Covid-19. Surely, […]


Getting Serious About Humor and Play

July 14, 2020 4:25 pm Published by Comments Off on Getting Serious About Humor and Play

By: Danielle Palli and Cera Meintzer “There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.” -Erma Bombeck The Coal Miners in My Head (Danielle’s first brush with humor) When I was a child, I lost my hearing … at least, 80% of it, due to an ear infection in both ears, which was coupled with […]


Dear Diary: The Benefits of Journaling and the Lost Art of Letter Writing (Part three of a three-part series on Creativity)

June 30, 2020 5:41 pm Published by Comments Off on Dear Diary: The Benefits of Journaling and the Lost Art of Letter Writing (Part three of a three-part series on Creativity)

By: Cera Meintzer and Danielle Palli Journaling Can Build a Bridge (Cera’s Personal Story) A good friend and I had pregnancies 12 months apart. They were second pregnancies for us both, we had first kids almost the same age. My friend decided to keep a journal about the first year of her son’s life and the trials, tribulations, and joys […]


Discovering Your Musical Center (Part two of a three-part Creativity Series)

June 17, 2020 3:22 pm Published by Comments Off on Discovering Your Musical Center (Part two of a three-part Creativity Series)

By: Cera Meintzer and Danielle Palli  Cera’s Personal Connection to Music As my brain was swimming through ideas for this article, I took a moment to check on my five-year-old daughter only to find her laying on her bed, headphones plugged into the karaoke machine. Her eyes were tightly closed, and she was singing “let it go, let it go” […]


Forgiveness: An Inside Job

June 17, 2020 3:18 pm Published by Comments Off on Forgiveness: An Inside Job

By: Roger Landry and Teresa Beshwate We are surrounded by examples of forgiveness, including the remarkable story of Nelson Mandela, imprisoned for 26 years for fighting apartheid, who forgave those who took away his freedom, and so moved the country, that he was elected President of South Africa not long after his release. And then as President, he resisted all suggestions […]


Conflicts and Core Beliefs During Covid

June 3, 2020 11:07 am Published by Comments Off on Conflicts and Core Beliefs During Covid

By: Dr. Roger Landry, Teresa Beshwate, and Danielle Palli We all have core beliefs, most of which were defined and shaped at a young age: how we view ourselves, others and the world around us. We have biases about what’s good and bad, safe and unsafe, who to trust and who to distrust. And we constantly seek out evidence to […]