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How Writing Can Help Your Heart

How Writing Can Help Your Heart

To some people, it is a form of torture not dissimilar to being drawn and quartered.  I have had people tell me that they would rather have…

Ramblings on Mother’s Day about Chronic Illness and Life-Threatening Allergies and Making Peace With a Rat.

Ramblings on Mother’s Day about Chronic Illness and Life-Threatening Allergies and Making Peace With a Rat.

So, this being-a-mother thing is not what I signed up for.  That being said, I suffered for many years with a debilitating condition called Idealism.  It snuck…

28 Simple Ways to Address Stress

28 Simple Ways to Address Stress

Sometimes, too much of a good thing, is not a good thing.  That is the case for a powerful little chemical our bodies make called Cortisol.  Don’t…

Savoring the Seconds: Encouragement for Not Missing the Precious Things in Life  (Part 1)

Savoring the Seconds: Encouragement for Not Missing the Precious Things in Life (Part 1)

Life is full of hard.  And complicated.  And busy.  And exhausting.  Minutes blur into hours and those into days.  Each day we do the best we can to…

Sarcoidosis:  The Ring Taker

Sarcoidosis: The Ring Taker

I would not consider my husband a cautious man.  He worked construction for 30 years and although there were numerous warnings and horror stories of other construction workers…

4 Sure-fire Ways to Keep from Losing Your Marbles

4 Sure-fire Ways to Keep from Losing Your Marbles

Here are four very effective strategies to use on days when you feel like pulling the covers over your head and not coming out:  MAKE LAUGHING A PRIORITY.  Laugh…

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