🍎 A Day❗️ Stay Independent😊

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Think Before You Leap; Fight R Flight

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It is said that half the marriage will end in divorce.  What a staggering statistic?


What is marriage?   Some may say that marriage is a spiritual commitment.  Others may say, it was the next step in a relationship. There are some who may say, I couldn’t image my life with this individual.  

All choices are personal, but still leave the question as to, why divorce rates continue to rise?  How many of you ever thought about the possibility of divorce?  If you are married, I am sure the thought has surfaced.  What made you stay the course?

What makes some throw in the towel on their marriages?  Why do some chose to fight or flee their marital commitments?


Common Reason To Take Flight:

• Unfaithfulness

• Abuse

• Lack ofAppreciation

• Unrealistic Expectation

Let’s be clear about this list and reasons that may not be on the list.  There is an old saying, “There is always thunder before the storm”. Meaning, warning signs will reveal a person’s true nature.  If you sit and think, what were or are some warning signs did you miss?   


Unfaithfulness– trouble committing during the dating stage and untruthfulness.

 Abuse-hitting walls, disrespecting parents/ authority, difficult controlling temper.

Lack of Appreciation– Difficultly with making time for things that are important, constantly focusing on the negative than positive, or never expressing appreciation for kind gestures.

Unrealistic Expectation– thinking that marriage will change a person’s behavior,  thinking kids will make the person want the commitment to you more, thinking you can save them from their situation, or thinking you will be the one to change them.


I have a lot of senior clients and I always ask that question, “What’s the secret to a long and happy marriage?”  Here are some of their responses:

  1. Communication- never go to bed angry, you have to discuss things; the good and bad
  2. You will never change who the person is. The person you married, is the person you will spend your life with. 
  3. You both will give more than you feel you will ever receive in return.
  4. Understand what you refuse to do someone else will, keep each other happy.
  5. Put God First!
  6. Pray Together!
  7. What you put into your marriage is what you will get out of it.

My 🍎 A Day Keeps The Attorneys Away❗️ You have to think before you leap into marriage & divorce and fight for what you want.  No not a brawl, but ride the waves of the hard times. Being with any person will not be easy, but worth it. Ride The Wave.

-ZCarr

You Have The Right To Be Fall Free⚠️

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Do you know that one fall can change your life as you know it?  You can go from being independent to being totally dependent on the basic necessities of life.  Contrary to popular belief, falls are not limited to the elderly population.  The healthcare industry puts more focus on elderly falls because of the prognosis or outcome for quality of life decrease with age.  Beside the staggering statistics of elderly falls, we want to make sure our seniors stay safe and independent.


According to the CDC, 2.5 million elderlies are treated in the ER each year due to falls.  A staggering 700,000 are hospitalized with hip or head injuries.  Changes have to be made, these numbers are ridiculous.  

So let’s talk about prevention.  The hardest part of prevention is getting someone to realize they need help.  Some elderlys I’ve treated, are more afraid of losing their independence than asking for help. 

To Our Communities:  You have the right to help prevent falls.  Here are 5 simple ways to starts ToDay😉

Help Educate and Correct ❗️

  1. Enclosed Shoes: the older you are, you have to adjust your foot wear.  I have treated countless older adults who love to  wear flip-flop over 60.  Caution and Beware🤕
  2. Remove All Throw Rugs⚠️
  3. If you have been issued a walking device, use it.  If a therapist assessed you and deemed you needing more assistance;  consult with a OT/PT before removing it.😯ne question to ask yourself.  Is my home safe to live independently.  Should I seek an occupational therapist to conduct a home assessment?  YES, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
  4. Read Your Medication Warning: some medication causes dizziness and sleepiness🙄 This is not the time to be wondering around your house or taking your pet for a walk.  ⚠️
  5. Stumbles, Frequent Loss of Balance, &/or Frequent Falls:  you need to seek therapy immediately.  You can not nor will not be able to predict your outcome after a fall. 


🍎 Of The Day: You Have The Right To Prevent Falls.  If you need further assistance in preventing or recovering from a fall, call us today 817.473.1312

~ZCarr

1759 Broad Park Circle S., Ste 113 Mansfield, TX 817-473-1312