Dina Bennett

Dina Bennett Dina Bennett lives in Walden, Colorado. Dina's memoir on driving the Peking to Paris Motor Challenge with her husband will be published by Skyhorse in 2013. Read her stories of ranch life and her back-of-beyond travels on her website www.dinabennett.net or Facebook page www.facebook.com/dashboardina. Follow her on twitter at www.twitter.com/DashboardDina. Or write her at dinaxyz@gmail.com.

Web Site: http://www.dinabennett.net


How Do We Take Care Of Our Mothers?

February 25, 2014
How Do We Take Care of Our Mothers

There was this magical thing called "quality of life," but who knew what that looked like for an elderly woman sliding into dementia? We’re all Elder Experts. Let’s share the wealth. Post your comments please.
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Peking To Paris: Love And Marriage On A “Short Drive”

June 11, 2013
car ride

If you have problems in your relationship, get in a car instead of going couple’s therapy and let the open road show you the way.
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The Children Of Raped Mothers

January 29, 2013
The Children Of Raped Mothers

Nearly all are daughters of sex workers; some have mothers who have already died.
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Does Downsizing Mean Loss?

September 11, 2012
downsizing and loss

I’ve considered whether down-sizing now also speaks to my life diminishing.
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Children Know Best/Aging Parents

September 4, 2012
decision-making-processes1

Shirking tough decisions was getting me nowhere.
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What is Beauty?

July 10, 2012
hamer tribe

Sometimes it takes really getting out of my world to regain proper perspective.
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Elder Care: Five Tips For Moving to Assisted Living

June 26, 2012
eldercare

It struck me that, even though the decision to move to assisted living is tough enough on its own, there's always a side issue that makes it even harder.
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BA50s in Italy

May 29, 2012
BA50s in Italy

The go-to outfit for BA50s is skin-tight jeans, snug from top to bottom, no flares, no bells, no boot-cut.
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Saying “No” to Fear

May 1, 2012
saying no to fear

I don’t want to give in to my fears. In part that’s because I have so many of them that if I gave in....
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Elder Care: Conversations About Dying

April 10, 2012
Elder Care by Dina Bennett

A few years ago I read an article in the New YorkTimes about talking with your parents about dying and death.
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Visiting Burma

March 27, 2012
Burma's Backcountry

There's a special beauty to this country, especially as seen over the span of many days.
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When Your Parent Makes the Big Move

March 6, 2012
Moving Aging Parents

When my mother was a sprightly 81, my sister and I helped her move from her home near New York City to an independent living residence.
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Heat Up Your Marriage

February 13, 2012
heat up your marriage

Keeping things sane when you’re together day in and day out isn’t easy. In fact, I have to confess that there have been many rough patches.
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Elder Care Experts – Us!

January 31, 2012
expert ideas

One great way to manage the stresses of caring for elderly parents is to have a chance to think about the future before it’s knocking on your door, wiping its dirty feet on your welcome mat, barging on in and taking over your life.
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