Category Archives: Depression

Finding Joy While Living with a Chronic Condition

For those of us suffering with a chronic medical condition or illness, the following post from The Mighty is a must read. The post discusses the challenges of living a ‘normal’ life when sick or in pain and trying to … Continue reading

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Turning back time

“It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.” ~Rose Kennedy The lingering … Continue reading

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My Christmas List

On this beautiful night on the eve of Christmas Eve, I am at home enjoying our lovely decorated house and listening to Christmas music. What is it about Christmas music? I find it very magical and only adds to the … Continue reading

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God’s Plan

The following poem is circulating throughout the web, mainly on Facebook, regarding the tragic event in Connecticut. My heart, like so many others, has been heavy. However, when I read the poem, I was left with a sense of peace … Continue reading

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To Chonda, with thanks!

I have written many times about where I get my inspiration…music, books, quotes, people, messages; however, my most recent uplifting and encouraging message came from the beautiful Christian Comedian Chonda Pierce on a Friday evening in a lovely church in … Continue reading

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Things Work Out

I have been having some difficulty finding the proper words for a post so I was very happy when I ran across the poem below written by American poet Edgar A. Guest. I thought it was a very inspirational message and may help others going through … Continue reading

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He Got a Job!

One day shy of a year from the day he was downsized, my husband walked through the doors of his new place of employment. I don’t think there was another person alive who was feeling happier or more blessed to … Continue reading

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Not Just Another Statistic

It’s been a while since I have posted and I need to explain. For a change I have been experiencing good luck regarding my medical problems and have been living in the moment — celebrating the blessings!  However, in the … Continue reading

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Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words?

I recently saw a photograph of Dr. Liar, the lying neurosurgeon who slammed a mallet into my spinal cord causing permanent damage during what should have been a routine Cervical Discectomy and Fusion surgery. This photograph is the first I … Continue reading

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“Stick to the Fight when you’re Hardest Hit!”

Every now and then, I run across a poem, song or a wonderful piece of written material making me pause and think…”gosh, that is exactly what I was thinking!” The two below did just that for me this past week. … Continue reading

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