Barbra CohnI’ve lived in Boulder, Colorado since 1972 when I moved from Connecticut to go to the University of Colorado. I can’t imagine living anywhere else, (except maybe on a tropical island in winter when my hands are too cold to touch myself).

I’ve had my share of ups and downs (haven’t we all?) but I’m incredibly blessed. I have fabulous kids, four adorable, delicious grandchildren, and lots of friends and extended family. Most of the time I’m juggling a million projects, and my friends often remark that I’m two people in one body. I’m a Gemini so that makes perfect sense.

The easiest thing for me to do is cozy up to my computer and write, especially on cloudy days. I light a candle, drink spiced tea and let my fingers dance on the keyboard.  Whether it’s describing a trip for AAA’s EnCompass Magazine, tapping into my right brain for poetic expression, looking through the magical lens of a child to create a whimsical story, or writing about the latest and greatest health discovery, there’s nothing I enjoy more than letting the words flow. When I’m not writing, you might find me playing with my grandchildren, hiking in the Rocky Mountains, visiting with friends, traveling, meditating or dancing tango, salsa, swing, contra, or Israeli folk dance at The Avalon Ballroom, Boulder.

I love it all. Life is good.

“Everything is a miracle. It is a miracle that one does not dissolve in one’s bath like a lump of sugar.”   Pablo Picasso


My new book “Calmer Waters: The Caregiver’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s and Dementia” (Blue River Press) is now available wherever books are sold: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Boulder Book Store, Barnes & NobleTattered Cover Book StoreIndie Bound.org, and many other fine independent bookstores, as well as public libraries.

I am happy to announce that “Calmer Waters” is the recipient of a 2018 Book Excellence Award!

Check out my blog thehealthycaregiverblog for information on:

  • nutritional support for memory, immunity and overall health
  • tips for preventing caregiver burn-out
  • ways to support a loved one with dementia
  • delicious healthy and nutritious recipes
  • clinical studies on dementia, Alzheimer’s, and other health concerns