Read My Lips

Read My Lips Dear Avalon family, Have you ever said, “Oh, I can’t read lips.”? I must have heard this comment over a thousand times from Avalon clients. You may even be one of those people who have made this declaration.  Or maybe, you have never really given it any...

Does your Heart Tank need filling?

Dear Avalon family, It was my birthday weekend. What I realized is that my Heart Tank needed replenishing. Then, serendipity stepped in My sister, Connie, (my heart sister – she was born on Valentine’s Day, and our hearts are deeply connected) reposted this...

‘Mosquitos’ of Fear

Dear Avalon family, I had the honor of teaching a class for the Lifelong Learning programs offered through the Asian Community Center Senior Services. ACC is one of the most active and engaging centers in our community and I have immense respect for them.  Because of...
It’s That Time of the Year

It’s That Time of the Year

Dear Avalon family, As another unprecedented year winds down, I find myself reflecting upon 2021.  I take this time every year to acknowledge what I am grateful for. Here are only a few things, in no particular order.  I am grateful for… My health Being with my Mom in...
The 12 Days of Christmas Hearing Mission!

The 12 Days of Christmas Hearing Mission!

Dear Avalon family, Do you ever wonder if you make a difference? Whether what you do really matters? Do you ever question if and how your life choices impact someone else? Maybe someone you don’t even know? Well, they do! And you do make a difference! On December...
Do you need a hug

Do you need a hug

Dear Avalon family, I promised to write something uplifting this week. 😃 You might say that my last few editions of Take Heart (Ignore Her, Three Strikes – He May Be Out, People Just Don’t Understand) were about tough love. Now, let’s get tender. Do You Need a...
Three Strikes – He May Be Out

Three Strikes – He May Be Out

Dear Avalon family, I apologize.  The purpose of my weekly Take Heart is to connect with YOU, offer some sound advice (pun intended) and hopefully, uplift you in some way. But the last four Take Hearts all addressed some of the challenges and frustrations people...
Ignore Her

Ignore Her

Dear Avalon family, I can’t believe I said these words to a client, “Ignore her.” His eyes nearly popped out of his head. So did hers! Here’s the context of the conversation Clients, George and Eileen, both have borderline hearing loss but neither one of them would...