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Aug 14

August 14, 2017

How I Learned the Simple Life Lesson of Pause and Perspective

How I Learned the Simple Life Lesson of Pause and Perspective

When I first met my neighbor Josie (who I nick-named ‘Trouble”) she was a feisty, kick-butt go get ’em kind of gal who ran circles around  women 20 years her junior.  She was a gourmet cook, an adjunct college professor and an all-around real-life know-it-all. For some reason she took a liking to me and chose to fit me into her... Read more

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May 15

May 15, 2017

How to Know When You’re Grieving Well

A few months after my mom died, my dear friend asked me how things were going. I spoke with her about staring up into the sky and wondering if my mom was looking back. I told her about times I laid my head down to sleep after a perfectly fine day and cried until my throat and head throbbed. I... Read more

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Jan 2

January 2, 2017

A Change in Perspective

A Change of Perspective

I feared the night was coming, but felt helpless to stop it.  I did all the things you can think of to prevent it and yet there I was walking into the ER trauma room, the wife of a drunk driver.  What would they think of me?  What would they think of him?  Did he get what he deserved?  What... Read more

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Jul 18

July 18, 2016

How Chronic Illness Changes Our Perspective

How Chronic Illness Changes Our Perspective

We spend our days, our years perhaps, searching for answers, for a word that explains what’s happening in our bodies or the body of our child, our sister, our mother, our partner. We believe, we hope, we long for the word to come and bring with it perimeters, a treatment plan, hope. Surely, if someone can tell us what’s wrong,... Read more

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