Category Archives: Background

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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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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Overcoming the Guilts of Chronic Illness: Cause and Care

“Guilt is anger directed at ourselves.”- Peter McWilliams The Guilt of Cause I remember when my mother was first diagnosed with Lymphoma one of our first questions was, “What caused this.” We demanded an answer – an exact answer, in … Continue reading

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A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Step: CRPS & Small Victories

Celebrate Small Victories I’ve always heard that in order to become more optimistic, one must learn how to celebrate each and every victory – even those that seem so small. Today is very much a day for the celebration of … Continue reading

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Torture, Also Referred to as Treatment by Doctors

Spring is Here!

Newly blooming Bottlebrushes in our front yard: my prized plants!

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