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Praying for hope and willingness
Sunday, January 07, 2018      5 comments

I have been eating terribly for months, exceptionally poor choices involving a lot of sugar. I have health challenges that require daily self-care and routines that are time consuming and tedious to avoid cellulitis and other complications that... Read more
One Dream, one prayer at a Time
Thursday, September 07, 2017      3 comments

Aaargh. Just accidentally deleted a post I've struggled to write off and on all day..,;., Maybe tomorrow. Readers Digest version.tomorrow I will post about gratitude and shift my focus! I've been so down and caught up in my feelings that ... Read more
Devastating news. Gearing up for battle. Gratitude.
Friday, July 07, 2017      10 comments

One week ago today, my sister Ros was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer that has also spread into her liver. In addition she had several small blood clots in both lungs, caused by the liver cancer. Monday they successfully put a mesh filter in ... Read more
My birthday shared with my stepdad's "moving up" day...
Saturday, April 29, 2017      5 comments

Yesterday I celebrated my 62nd birthday. I woke to a beautiful, sunny spring day. I felt happy, as I usually do on my birthday. I also woke feeling very quiet and still inside, my heart and mind in a distant Florida hospital with my stepdad, P... Read more
Today I choose to wrap myself in Gratitude
Sunday, April 09, 2017      7 comments

Today I am grateful for the brilliant sunshine that bathed our bedroom in light when I opened my eyes this morning. I am grateful that those Eyes could see my DW resting beside me, that when my feet touched and felt the soft carpet on the floor... Read more
Reality Check
Saturday, April 08, 2017      4 comments

it's been awhile since I wrote much of anything - I haven't been doing well with my food, in fact I've been drinking Coca-Cola again which is an old college years habit - might as well be the other "coke" as I am very addicted to it (hate diet d... Read more
"Being" and "Doing" ... and lymphedema
Sunday, March 12, 2017      5 comments

I read a wonderful blog this morning that caused me to get thinking about Being and Doing. BEING- as in living fully in the moment in a centered state of awareness, open and receptive. Balanced. Sounds good, right? I can write about it so muc... Read more
Who am I... What do I wish for 2017?
Saturday, December 31, 2016      6 comments

I am a woman of substance and generosity, an optimist but no one's fool. My fortune lies in my ability to laugh and find the humor in the most exasperating and challenging aspects of daily life, in friends and family, in knowing that the momen... Read more
Preparing for Thanksgiving...
Thursday, November 17, 2016      3 comments

2016 has been a very tough year for me with health challenges impacting my independence, mobility and day to day activities. And yet I am well loved and so very blessed, if I will rely on what I know is good and healthy and true within myself a... Read more
Keeping Positive Focus
Saturday, October 08, 2016      4 comments

I have been struggling with depression with my day to day health challenges and my wife's early Alzhemers which I am starting to see progress a little bit more each day. Each day my hope and prayer, and goal is to live within that day, in THIS ... Read more
Living in the moment with feelings
Saturday, September 03, 2016      4 comments

How does one do that successfully? Darned if I know.... Actually, I'm fairly certain I know how, but doing it not so much. Easier to talk about it. Write about it. Living with a feeling- sadness. That's my feeling right now, quite deeply.... Read more
Silence
Saturday, August 27, 2016      3 comments

Silence is my worst enemy. Silence within, where I distract myself with external things that don't challenge me, sometimes distractions that are positive except that I am using them to ignore my inner voice and listening. Silence without- ... Read more
Gratitude list on a tough day
Tuesday, August 23, 2016      3 comments

I am grateful for: A beautiful, sunny and cool summer day spent with my wife, both of us able to share it, to talk with and trust and appreciate one another. The gift of love received and love fully accepted, a comfortable home that is safe and... Read more
Letting Go and Holding On...
Sunday, August 21, 2016      4 comments

My dear wife and partner of 21+ years was recently diagnosed with very eArly Alzheimer's dementia. The past 2 years she has struggled with mild cognitive deficit - short term memory loss, with follow up for the local Memory Care Clinic. many wh... Read more
Lymphedema and my current struggles... Where I'm at...
Monday, July 18, 2016      2 comments

Lymphedema has a substantial impact on my day to day life- primarily my right leg, the swelling severe enough that it greatly restricts my ability to bend my leg, get up/out of bed, in/out of car. Weeping from my right thigh last winter resulted... Read more

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