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Willing to Change? Then Do It!

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe “It will take a long time, it’s not overnight, but if you’ll add a sardine to your diet each morning at breakfast, you will get rid of the pain,” the doctor told the man. With joint pain […]

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A Little Good News

“One more sad story’s one more than I can stand Just once how I’d like to see the headline say “Not much to print today, can’t find nothin’ bad to say” ~ Rory Michael Bourke, Charlie Black, Tommy Rocco Good Morning! On my walk… The bluebirds were flying between the field and a fence, eating worms […]

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Treasure the Ordinary

“Every day look at a beautiful picture, read a beautiful poem, listen to some beautiful music, and if possible, say some reasonable thing.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe You hurry to look at the sunset announced by someone standing at the window. Remarkable in its beauty, this setting sun of oranges and reds mixed with purple hues […]

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Packing Your Bags for a New Year

“What you leave behind says as much about you as what you bring along.” ― Jacquelyn Middleton, London Belongs to Me It is difficult to not get caught up in the excitement of how to make a new year better, especially if the year before held a lot of sad moments. Either way, it’s here. A year […]

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Give It Just a Little More Time

“My father had warned me, “Don’t babble. Don’t bray. For you never can tell who might hear what you say.” My father had warned me, “Boy button your lip.” And I guess that I should have.  I made a bad slip.” ~Steak for Supper, Dr. Seuss Why didn’t we wait? What was the hurry? Pressing […]

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Are You Committed?

“Success requires the emotional balance of a committed heart. When confronted with a challenge, the committed heart will search for a solution. The undecided heart searches for an escape.” ~Andy Andrews Being an available wife, mother, daughter, friend Saving the monarchs and the bees Walking, feeding, loving our dog Writing at least one hand-written letter […]

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Living Beyond Balance

“I don’t like the word ‘balance.’ To me, that somehow conjures up conflict between work and family… as long as we think of these things as conflicting, we will never have happiness. True happiness comes from integration… of work, family, self, community.” Padmasree Warrior Balance is necessary in so many places, isn’t it?  I’ve been […]

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Mask on? Self Care 101

“In the event of a decompression, an oxygen mask will automatically appear in front of you. To start the flow of oxygen, pull the mask toward you….If you are travelling with a child or someone who requires assistance, secure your own mask first, and then assist the other person.” ~a portion of Airlines Preflight Instructions […]

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Cooking with Attitude

“Proper attitudes are as important as the quality of food and cooking techniques.” Healing with Whole Foods   It’s been more than six years since I made major changes in my eating choices.  Each year since those initial changes of dropping sugar and flour from my diet, I have made adjustments at meal and snacktime, […]

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My Journey of Health

That is Mary Anne Blake.  She has been practicing medicine for 27 years, and guess how long she has been my doctor?  27 years!  She is an amazing person and doctor, and I love her with everything in me.  She has been with me in some of the most difficult moments of my life, and […]

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