Category Archives: healing

The End of a Chapter

There are times in life when we are called to make a change. Many of the changes I’ve made have been relocating.  In my 58 years, I have moved a total of 17 times. Tomorrow, will be number 18. With … Continue reading

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My Broken Heart

It started last summer. Chest pains, heart palpitations, and any time I did anything physical I experienced shortness of breath. I thought, “My God, I am really out of shape. I have got to get off this couch and start … Continue reading

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To Family!

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. No presents, just family getting together for food, love, games, gratitude and laughter. I spent two days on the west side of town, with my family for Thanksgiving. As we sat down for dinner, I … Continue reading

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On The Couch

My days are all the same. I sit on the couch. I get on the computer, I watch TV. and, about once a week, I write. Sometimes I talk on the phone. Every couple of weeks someone comes out to … Continue reading

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Beach Bathing

I read this post on Facebook the other day: Forest bathing “The Japanese term Shinrin-yoku may literally mean “forest bathing,” but it doesn’t involve soaking in a tub among the trees. Rather it refers to spending time in the woods … Continue reading

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Acceptance, Understanding and Trust

Today marks the ten-month anniversary of Raymond’s death. Ten months have gone by, since my beloved Raymond was taken back home. It’s hard to believe. My life is pretty quiet, here in the trailer park. Yesterday, I didn’t have to … Continue reading

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The Winter Solstice

It was one year ago, Dec. 21, 2011, which Ray and I sat in Dr. Gadgeel’s office, holding hands and hearing the words, “You have stage 4 lung cancer.”  After the shock wore off, I thought it was rather auspicious, … Continue reading

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