Category: Health

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Chilling

Chilling Since retirement in 2011, I have substituted in a small way travelling for work. I used to work without vacations about 12+ hours a day. Since I worked in the area of special education and early intervention, I told myself it was a calling. Really, not so much. I loved the challenges of developing…

Happy Day

Happy Thanksgiving to you all today. Individually the many reasons to take a special day to say thanks for the good life are important; collectively, the blessings for us all are astounding. Is everyone happy, healthy, financially secure, loved today?…no. But, every single person I know, can cite a special reason to observe today and…

These Ole Bones

Since I feel like I am still 35 most of the time, today is a reality check….bringing me up short on the issues of aging. I have a pre-surgery physical this morning at 9:30am for a surgery in two weeks. Then, I have to rush home to take my husband for lumbar surgery at 2:15…

Progressively Falling Apart

Are we progressively falling apart, or less dramatically, is the more significant question “what really is aging?”  In the last year I have had three surgeries that required anesthesia. Friends of mine have had breast cancer, melanoma, falling incidents, accidents, and broken bones. Harrumph…is this what getting older is all about? Progressive frailty is a reality…

Lullaby Time: Little Man You’ve Had A Busy Day

Nearly every newsletter on health, national newspapers columns on skin beauty, and talking TV heads emphatically stress the benefits of sleep. The 2013 International Bedroom Poll – National Sleep Foundation, is the first international sleep habits poll, http://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-polls-data/other-polls/2013-international-bedroom-poll , and it noted cultural differences among six countries, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany,…

Beautiful and Peaceful Evening

Calming and serene, isn’t it?  Mother Nature can provide solace, pleasure for the eyes, and peace to the soul.  After a month of traveling and surgery and tourists, this unexpected view tonight brought peace and yet, motivation.  What is most amazing is that looking out on the marsh shows life is ever-changing, like a child’s…