“What is Your Joy?”

Last weekend I went to a new Primary Care Doctor appointment. This is a big deal for me because I have not had a Primary Care Doctor for over ten years. I do the maintenance; the OB/Gyno appt., my mammogram, I get blood work through my employer. I reflected, "I'm getting these wellness labs done, [...]

It’s Time!

We planted a green pepper plant and we did get some, but not that many. We are getting ready to take down the garden. I went out this evening to see what I could pick before we take down. After waiting all season, it's time! We finally have our peppers! I am learning so many [...]

Part 4: The Journey – “Getting To The Other Side”

Toward the end of December, almost the last day, my husband received a call from the electrophysiologist's assistant who was going to set up another CT Scan to get the process going for the cryoablation. However, after everything my husband had been through he thought, "What if the fluid in my chest cavity was contributing [...]

Part 3 – The Journey: “The New Norm”

For anyone who has been to the hospital getting home is pure bliss! A patient that gets home is now in the recovery rehabilitation phase. My husband arrived home, and we were given instructions by the staff member helping with his discharge: 1. Need to get a Primary Care Dr. 2. Need to set up [...]

Part 2 – The Journey: “Starting Over”

We arrived at the hospital Wednesday, August 15, 2018 for my husband's ByPass surgery. The surgery went great! The staff kept in touch with me the entire time, providing me updates. He spent most of the day in surgery and recovery. He did a great job tolerating the surgery, the recovery, coming off the ventilator. [...]

Part 1 – The Journey: “How Did I Get to this Place?”

Last summer my husband went in for a routine colonoscopy. He was not looking forward to the prep, the procedure, there is always a risk the doctor will discover something. He could not anticipate the journey this routine colonoscopy would put him on... His vitals were taken once we arrived, his Blood Pressure was 210/124! [...]

Are You An Orchid Or A Dandelion?

"Why are children from the same family so different from each other?" - comes from actual differences in their experiences of the same family environment." Quote from "The Orchid and the Dandelion..." I just finished this book, "The Orchid and the Dandelion Why Some Children Struggle and How All Can Thrive" by W. Thomas Boyce, [...]

Forgiveness…its a Gift you Give Yourself!

Do you have lukewarm relationship with your parent(s), sibling(s) or a friend? Have you ever had a disagreement with a loved one? How about a difference of opinion in the workplace with your boss, or maybe it was a coworker? Have you ever missed out on an amazing opportunity, for example a potential job? Have [...]

Do You Get “The Winter Blues?”

All the festivities of the holidays are over, the tax season has officially begun. We have seen our first big snow storm, the temperatures are dropping, and this is the time of year, when I can "get in a funk." I have to conscientiously keep myself motivated and positive during this doldrum month... I meditate, [...]

What are you ready to let go of?

Informative & Beautiful article about the benefits and possibilities of “Letting Go…”:).

Thriving Under Pressure

This post was inspired by a stressful situation that I couldn’t let go of, long beyond its solution. No matter how hard I tried. Day in day out. The worry would reappear. Then someone close to me suggested “I shed the stress”. And a lightbulb went off. Each time the repetitive thought appeared, I imagined a tree shedding its leaves. A golden leaf for every anxious thought. This visualization process made all the difference. And so did writing about it.  📝🍂

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If you had a magic wand, what would you ask to disappear in your life right now?

What would you say good-bye to?

Once and for all.

It could be an emotion. Or a thought.

A relationship. Or a job.

A place or a thing.

Stress management is a shedding process ℘ Not an acquisition project

It’s time to let go of what drains you.

Let go of what holds you back.

Let go…

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