Author Archives for Danielle Palli

A Nod to Dads

June 3, 2020 10:49 am Published by Comments Off on A Nod to Dads

By: Dr. Roger Landry, MD, MPH There are events in our lives that change everything. Events that, although they may occur to millions of others, are nonetheless very personal, gut wrenching, and result in a change in the orbit of a life. Fathering a child is one such event. Actually, the biologic act of fathering a child is not so […]


Master-PEACE Living at Friendship Village (a Resident Report)

May 29, 2020 2:42 pm Published by Comments Off on Master-PEACE Living at Friendship Village (a Resident Report)

Chloris Wendt is a long-time resident of Friendship Village of Bloomington, a Masterpiece Living Center for Successful Aging in Bloomington, MN. Below, she writes about the positive experiences she, her husband (Harry), and other residents have had at their community, and the support they are receiving during the Covid-19 pandemic… *** MASTERPIECE LIVING – FRIENDSHIP VILLAGE, BLOOMINGTON MN Resident’s Report; […]


Creativity During Covid

May 27, 2020 4:47 pm Published by Comments Off on Creativity During Covid

By: Cera Meintzer and Danielle Palli  Danielle’s First Lesson in Creativity…   Growing up, there were two camps in my first-grade art class, those who would become the future Georgia O’Keeffe’s, Leonardo da Vinci’s and Frank Lloyd Wright’s of the world … and me. These would-be painters, sculptures and architects were masters at putting pasta to paper and paper weaving […]


Abundance or Scarcity: Which Will You Choose?

May 27, 2020 4:40 pm Published by Comments Off on Abundance or Scarcity: Which Will You Choose?

By: Dr. Roger Landry, Teresa Beshwate, and Danielle Palli  There’s an old Cherokee proverb you might have heard about. A grandfather tells his grandson that within each person, there is a battle between two wolves. One wolf is negative and filled with anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, resentment, guilt, inferiority, and ego. The other is positive and filled […]


What Corona Taught Me About the Rest of My Life

May 27, 2020 4:26 pm Published by Comments Off on What Corona Taught Me About the Rest of My Life

By: Dr. Roger Landry, MD, MPH The Corona pandemic of 2020 will go down in history as a massive shared experience that altered how we live, work, and socialize. Even those of us spared tragic consequences were nonetheless significantly affected as our everyday lives were upended. For me, this was a time to inspect my priorities; to take a holistic […]


Q & A with Dr. Roger on Covid-19

May 20, 2020 10:05 am Published by Comments Off on Q & A with Dr. Roger on Covid-19

(Brought to you by Dr. Roger & Friends: The Bright Side of Longevity) In a very special Dr. Roger & Friends: The Bright Side of Longevity episode, Dr. Roger fields new health-related questions about Covid-19, social distancing and other changes in the future, and how re-opening states may impact us. This is an excerpt from the team’s Facebook video series, […]


Challenges That Change Us

May 18, 2020 9:56 am Published by Comments Off on Challenges That Change Us

By: Teresa Beshwate The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted a steady stream of negative emotions, impacting nearly every person on the planet. Yet we know that life is not without difficulty and a host of big, difficult emotions – emotions our primitive brains want to protect us from feeling. Looking back, what challenges have helped you evolve into who you are […]


Why Am I Doing This Again? (Why Meditation is Important During Covid-19)

May 12, 2020 11:13 am Published by Comments Off on Why Am I Doing This Again? (Why Meditation is Important During Covid-19)

By: Danielle Palli  We are all feeling the effects of Covid-19, in varying ways and to varying degrees. And when working remotely (or not working at all), caring for family members, homeschooling children, checking in on the health of loved ones, trying to remain healthy and safe ourselves, upending our outdoor activities and social calendar, all while managing stress, loneliness, […]


R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Find Out What It Means to Me (and, All of Us)

May 12, 2020 11:12 am Published by Comments Off on R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Find Out What It Means to Me (and, All of Us)

By: Dr. Roger Landry, Teresa Beshwate and Danielle Palli This is a war. Make no mistake about that. We are under attack and have lost more than 80,000 lives and have over one million people infected with Covid-19 in America. Like Britain in WWll, we are all in this together, calling each of us to make sacrifices for the benefit […]