Archive of My Posts

Below is an archive of all my posts to date, starting in September 2015. This also includes the posts I’d written prior to the launch of my blog. To read any of them, click on the title shown. This archive will be updated on an ongoing basis.

Thanks, Carlen
carlen@carlenmaddux.com

PRE-LAUNCH POSTS…

WEEKLY POSTS...

09.18.15… Where’s the Joy in an Unimaginable Tragedy?
09.25.15… Finding Unexpected Gifts Deep in a Crisis

10.02.15… At 52, I learned What Real Fear Is
10.09.15… The Power of Art and Poetry in a Crisis
10.16.15… Why I Started a Blog-Newsletter
10.23.15… How Keeping a Journal Helped Save My Life
10.30.15… Why I Spent 300 Days in a Monastery

11.06.15… We Were On This Path All Along, but I Didn’t Realize It
11.13.15… What Would I, at 70, Tell Me at 40?
11.20.15… My One Regret
11.27.15… A Thanksgiving Memory

12.04.15… The Latest News on My Book
12.11.15… The Hardest Thing I Ever Had to Do
12.18.15… A Christmas Memory

01.08.16… Why Your Story Calls Out Mine, and Mine Yours
01.15.16… “That’s My Mom, Bringing Joy to Others”
01.22.16… Why Didn’t I Just Accept Our Fate, and Live with It?
01.29.16… Thomas Merton, Me, and My Free Book Giveaway

02.05.16… What a Doctor Prescribes on Learning He Has Alzheimer’s
02.12.16… How Learning to Forgive Changed My Life—Fr. Matthew Kelty
02.19.16… How My Book Is Being Launched
02.26.16… The Monk of Mercy and My Next Book Giveaway

03.04.16… How a Friend Found Meaning in a Job Loss
03.11.16… “I Didn’t Say It Was Easy, Carlen. I Said It Works”
03.18.16… “To Say Anything More Is Dangerous”
03.25.16… Peering into Anne Lamott’s Weirdly Joyous World

04.01.16… Is Alzheimer’s a Baby-Boomer’s Greatest Fear?
04.08.16… What Is the Caregiver’s First Commandment?
04.15.16… Why Alzheimer's Can Shred Your Confidence
04.22.16... A Quick Update on My Book

05.06.16... Five Top Tips When Caring for One You Love
05.13.16… A Sampling of My Readings Along the Way
05.26.16... May I Ask You for a Special Favor?

06.09.16… A Few Simple (and Effective) Tips from My Wife’s Caregiver
06.23.16… Do You Want to See My Book’s Cover?

          07.07.16… Discovering a Bedrock Hope When I Was Most Desperate        
        07.21.16… Why Have These People Not Given Up?

08.04.16... Surprise! Now You Can Pre-order My Book on Amazon
08.18.16... Our Community's Surge in Interest, Strength, and Influence

09.01.16... Somewhere Over the Rainbow
09.13.16... You Can Win a Free Copy of My Book
09.28.16… ‘A Path Revealed’ Is Now Released

10.21.16... What Are People Saying About My Book?
11.10.16... Why Did I Start Searching, and What Was I Looking For?
11.23.16... A Thanksgiving Memory Redux

12.08.16... Five Simple Questions, No Easy Answers
12.22.16... May I Share with You These Entries from My Journal?

01.05.17... Why Being Gentle with Yourself Can Be So Hard
01.19.17... A Friend Asks About Our Odyssey Through Alzheimer's

02.02.17... What This Doctor Is Learning About Caregiving
02.16.17... It's About Quality of Life, Not Quantity

03.02.17... Desperate, I Needed to Be Quiet and Still
03.16.17... A Thank You Note from Me to You
03.30.17... Will You Help Me?

04.13.17... May I Introduce You to One of My Heroes?
04.27.17... One Year Later: This Doctor with Alzheimer's Diagnoses His Progress

06.01.17... What I Heard on My Book Tour
06.22.17... Are You Going to Love Me Forever and Ever?

07.13.17... Eight Ways You Can Help a Friend Trapped by Alzheimer's