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January 28, 2016 - Alan Arnette

The Most Difficult Climb of All

Alan Arnette is son, activist and mountaineer extraordinaire. Alan has climbed the highest peak on every continent in honor of his mother, Ida. Pretty incredible. His meditation first appeared in our book Seasons of Caring: Meditations for Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregivers. - Trish “In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer…For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.” - Albert CamusMy voice cracked with emotion as I placed the satellite call from the summit of Mt. Everest: "I
May 10, 2013 - Alan Arnette

Shouting from Mountain Tops

May is a special month for me: Everest and Mother’s Day. The connection is significant.I summited Everest in May and Mother’s Day, well, it is Mother's Day.Ida Arnette, my mom, was the memory keeper for her extended family. With my mom’s eight brothers and sisters, there was a lot to track. Mom did it all while raising two sons, working full time and still finding time to cook amazing holiday dinners and an out-of-this world pecan pie.So the day my mom looked up from her steaming coffee cup and said with a look I will never forget, “Now, who are