Resources in sunny climes

Have I mentioned that I just returned from sunny California?  It was a huge sacrifice to leave Wyoming in March for the Bay Area but one must make sacrifices for one’s professional development.  Call me the sacrificial lamb.  Baaa.  I headed to the land of fruits and nuts (or vineyards and palm trees) to attend [...]

By | May 18th, 2016|Community, Introspections|0 Comments

Call me Polly

I have been called a Pollyanna.  And not always in a kind, supportive way.  More in the, “Open your eyes, Amy!  There are mean people everywhere, bad things happen constantly and the world may be coming to an end at any time!  Stop with the perpetual optimism!” variety.  I won’t belabor my supersized optimism gene [...]

By | March 10th, 2016|Community, Dementia Friendly Communities|0 Comments

Weather – it’s not just for meteorologists

Editor’s Note: We are publishing some favorite past posts (unfortunate but necessary alliteration) so the time references might be confusing.  Forge on. My family and I just returned from a gorgeous horse pack trip into the Bighorns for four days.  The laundry is epic and our sunburn impressive but it was all worth it.  As someone [...]

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

Kevin Bacon’s got nothing on Wyoming

Editor's Note: We are publishing some favorite past posts (unfortunate but necessary alliteration) so the time references might be confusing.  Forge on. There are so many things I love about living in Wyoming.  Sometimes, in mid-April, when it's snowing and 18 degrees, I lose touch with those reasons but they quickly return to me when the [...]

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

Let’s call it a syndrome

Editor's Note: We are publishing some favorite past posts (unfortunate but necessary alliteration) so the time references might be confusing.  Forge on. I am hopelessly overscheduled.  Ask my people.  One of my best friends calls it my “syndrome.”  She says that the fact that I am absolutely unable to plan nothing for an entire day means [...]

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

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

Namaste

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