Author Archives: Nancy Mitchell

7 things widows should consider if they're thinking of moving
New Surroundings

New Widowhood. New Residence?

Young women don’t think about widowhood – in their minds it’s too far in the future. Middle-aged women may think about it from time to time, if their husbands are not healthy or they see it happening to their peers. Many older women have “been there, done that.” I myself… Read More
  • Nancy Mitchell |
  • November 8, 2019
A story of progress and pain after a knee replacement.

Knee Replacement Surgery: A Personal Story of Pain and Progress

My left knee had been bothering me. I thought, ignore it and it will go away, and it worked for a while! Then came the day when I couldn’t ignore it anymore. Walking in front of a nurse at my doctor's office, she said, “You’d better get that knee looked… Read More
  • Nancy Mitchell |
  • October 25, 2019
Caregiving for a loved one with dementia

Surviving Dementia in your Family – What to Expect on the Journey

The Long Road Down a Dementia Diagnosis One of the most feared circumstances of life today is a diagnosis of dementia in a loved one or in ourselves. It may start out as an admission of forgetfulness, evolving into a diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment. Some patients never go beyond… Read More
  • Nancy Mitchell |
  • October 21, 2019
Airline travel while disabled is possible, with the right planning.

Traveling with a Disabled Family Member

Many American families have a member who is disabled, whether it be a child, an adult, or an elderly person. Formerly, being disabled meant stuck at home, but in this new age, disabled people have gotten out of the closet, pushed for reforms in accommodations and transportation, and taken themselves… Read More
  • Nancy Mitchell |
  • September 28, 2019
Electric cars are the future

Women and Electric Cars – What’s in Your Future?

I recently read an online article about the fact that women are reluctant to buy electric cars. The only real conclusion the author came to was that women thought ICE – internal combustion engine – cars were more practical than electric cars. The article encouraged electric car makers to aim… Read More
  • Nancy Mitchell |
  • August 17, 2019

About Nancy Mitchell

Nancy Mitchell

The author flew for Pan American World Airways for ten years, then married a pilot and became a stepmother of 5 and then a mother of a daughter with physical disabilities. She enjoys family, travel and consciousness studies.