Winter illness – a gentle reminder of our mortality

Ah, the sweet sounds of January at the Albrecht house: “cough, cough, hack, sneeze, cough, hack.”  Yes, the crud has arrived without invitation and looks to be staying past its expiration date. Jeriann, my intrepid Project Coordinator, is a strong believer in the power of essential oils to repel or lessen the symptoms of the [...]

By | January 25th, 2016|Introspections|0 Comments

CVC website is live despite my epic procrastination

I have always maintained that I work better under pressure.  It’s one of those little lies one tells oneself when their hair is on fire and they’re freaking out because the deadline of whatever is looming.  It’s much the way I now explain my timeliness or lack thereof.  I credit my friend, SJ, with this [...]

By | December 21st, 2015|CVC|2 Comments

Lean and focused

I was just in a great meeting that gave me the seed for my column.  The words lean and focused were mentioned.  I can’t remember what this phrase referenced but I decided on the spot that it should be my new tagline:  “Amy Albrecht, Director of the CVC, Lean and Focused.”  Sadly, after the amount [...]

By | December 3rd, 2015|CVC|0 Comments

You’d look darling in purple

I like to have a signature color. One that when I wear it seems to make people say, “Wow! That color looks great on you! You should wear it more often.” I went through a coral (aka salmon) phase a few years ago but didn’t want to get in a rut. Then I’d become monochrome. I’m a [...]

By | November 19th, 2015|Dementia Friendly Communities|0 Comments


I’m a lapsed yoga aficionado. That means I love yoga. Unfortunately, I don’t make it to class nearly as often as I’d like. As a result, I’m generally stiff, sore and stressed, all characteristics that can be drastically reduced by regular yoga. I’m working on it. The point is that one of the best parts of yoga is [...]

By | November 19th, 2015|Dementia Friendly Communities|0 Comments

Spreading awareness to make Sheridan County dementia friendly

When I was in my 20s, anyone 60 or older was irredeemably ancient. Clearly, one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel. Now that I’m closer to 50 than 40, not only does 60 look fresh-faced and dewy, I’d call someone in their 60s a downright spring chicken. Having lost my mom at [...]

By | November 19th, 2015|Dementia Friendly Communities|0 Comments