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Dad and Our Indomitable Spirits

My Dad has been moved from the hospital to the rehab center (he went to the same rehab last year when fluid built up in his lungs then too).  Something really sweet happened at rehab.  The same lady, Vicki, who … Continue reading

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This Beautiful Community

I had heard of this community’s generosity last year at a doctor’s appointment.  The nurse and I were talking and she said this community raised a hefty sum of money for a woman who needed a specialized wheelchair.  No one … Continue reading

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Will You Send Your Love?

If you pray, pray.  If you send intentions, intend away.  Energy?  Warm thoughts?  Anything positive, and if you feel so moved, please do. I had a different post in mind but it got derailed after reading an e-friend’s blog and … Continue reading

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911: Somewhere in Between Heroic and Horrific

While I have been off-line refocusing my life and redirecting my energies to greater self-care, I continue to try to read blogs I am following.  Two in particular I read today touched my heart, both are regarding 9/11.  This is … Continue reading

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Blind Dog Living in a Trash Pile Gets Rescued

To know me is to know my love for animals as well as an equally strong disdain for the overpopulation of unwanted/abused animals man has created.  We ought not create more animals or humans until the ones already here are … Continue reading

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I realized I had left out some of the quotes that made an incredible difference in my perspective on depression in myself and helped develop greater compassion for others. Although all stories touched my heart, I found Andrew Solomon’s words … Continue reading

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“Depression: Out of the Shadows” – Powerful PBS Documentary

[Although this was posted in my ‘Back to the Beginning’ posts, dated June 2010, I wanted to re-post it because I watched the video again online and there is so much great information, I HAVE to mention it again.  I … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote (posted Oct. 6, 2010)

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ~~Ralph Waldo Emerson Received this in a Thought … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Depression (posted June 12, 2010)

Depression is common with anyone with TBI, as I’ve learned from personal experience, it is standard issue like it or not. Depression has a distinct voice, the sound of hopelessness, overwhelm, an inescapable darkness and struggle. More often than not … Continue reading

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Back to the Beginning: Teaching the Teacher (posted Aug. 18, 2009)

Yesterday I took a box of files outside to enjoy the nice weather while I do something I think I’ve come to realize I really hate…filing. I think I hate it because I toss it all in a box for … Continue reading

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