Just as I was about to think I didn’t have to do anything about my lymphedema, it would flare up! I noticed my arm had swollen during the past 2 weeks. I tried to recall if I had a cut anywhere on the arm or hand or even a sunburn. Well, nothing like that occurred. I asked the doctor if my kickboxing and punching had done anything to harm my arm. He said, “No, that wouldn’t do it.” Read More
Some of my friends and I are learning a few new line dances. Let me just say these line dances are not like the electric slide, bus stop or some of those more familiar ones. Oh no! This is a whole new breed. The first one we learned was relatively simple. You know cha-cha up, pivot cha-cha back, a couple of steps here and a couple of steps there – step out and back in. (They lured us in with the easy one.) Read More
Cursive, no more? I’m still taken aback by the news that cursive writing won’t be taught in school. So, people will print their signatures? I mean, is writing going “out of style”? Read More
Prayer & Peace
You’re never too old to try something new! Yeah, Right. That’s what I thought when I started running at age 44 and some years later – after my 3rd Marathon, I’d had enough. It’s also what I thought when I signed up to do Roller-blading at 50+. Both were new adventures, but I would do almost anything for TNT – The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. On my own, I have even tried bodybuilding, volkswalking, and some others I won’t even mention. So, what now? Read More
OK, I want to talk about water, clean drinkable water. Boy, is that ever a moving target! I listened to an astronaut the other day and how he drank everyone’s pee (everyone did – after it had been treated-purified and cleansed) because they were on the space station for at least a year and carrying enough water is difficult. Read More
Psychology teaches me:
1. To be optimistic since optimistic people fare better than pessimistic ones.
2. To look at statistics to decide the best treatment outcomes. (So, I considered recidivism & mortality rates in deciding what to do.) Read More
Remember the phrase “Beauty for Ashes”? You know, it’s when you trade in your ashes or bad thing for something beautiful. It can be a redeemed soul or an upgrade. The exchange is simply having something you thought was bad turn into something sublime.
I just thought I would write a blog extolling the worthiness of excellence! As I read Gabrielle Union‘s book We’re Going to Need More Wine, particularly when she talks about Prince, I thought about how I wanted to say to her “Girl, you don’t know your own worth.” But I know she does. Read More
Happy New Year
”The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26 NIV
“Celebrate what you want to see more of.” Tom Peters