Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Shades of Grey We Know

The Illusion of Colorlessness “Shades of grey wherever I go The more I find out the less that I know Black and white is how it should be But shades of grey are the colors I see.” – Billy Joel … Continue reading

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Fighting an Invisible Fear

The Struggle of a New Optimist “I like the man who faces what he must, With steps triumphant and a heart of cheer, Who fights the daily battle without fear.” – Sarah Knowles Bolton I’m not really certain whether I … Continue reading

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Some Surprises are Delightful

New Beginnings “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.” – Ambrose Redmoon Some days are more difficult than others, though this last week was particularly hard.  I transitioned … Continue reading

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Assuring Everyone You Will be Okay

The Closing of One Door and Opening of Another “Accept everything about yourself – I mean everything.  You are you and that is the beginning and the end – no apologies, no regrets.” – Henry Kissinger I just walked away … Continue reading

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Remembering to March On

The Wars We Fight I’m normally in bed by now, but I found myself touched by a song today that I had somehow never heard on my playlist.  I’m moved by things that I love, and, honestly, there’s not much … Continue reading

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Physical Therapy and Weaning Off of Pain Medicine

“Pain is such an uncomfortable feeling that even a tiny amount of it is enough to ruin every enjoyment.” – Will Rogers Weaning Off Pain Medicine While in Pain This is my third time weaning myself off of pain medicine … Continue reading

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Transitions: Becoming a Better Person

“The key to change…is to let go of fear.” – Rosanne Cash Change:  The Only Constant I am adverse to change.  No, I am terrified of change.  I’m so terrified of change that I purchased a year’s supply of hair … Continue reading

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The Woes of Medical Billing

Errors, Errors, Errors…A Broken System “There’s always something to be thankful for.  If you can’t pay your bills, you can be thankful you’re not one of your creditors.” – Unknown I can only hope I am the only person that … Continue reading

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Discovering Your Rainbow

The Hardest Two Years I hear the old phrase, “When it rains, it pours,” a lot in my professional career. I even find myself asserting the same mantra when my steps forward only result in even more steps backwards in … Continue reading

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