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Amy Grant’s Beautiful Quote about Dementia


I came across a quote I wrote down on a tiny piece of paper while waiting at the Doctor’s office last year.  I started to type it up to keep here on my computer but thought it was a keeper … 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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Time Capsule/Snap Shot from 2003


[This was written in 2003, almost one year to the date of being rear-ended on the freeway.  I thought this writing was long since lost.  Before the accident I started a group and we went through Cheryl Richardson’s book “Take … Continue reading

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Why I Said No to Suicide [updated May 23, 2012]


(Written several weeks ago, I had hoped to post it sooner, but have been offline more often than online.) A previous post mentions a person threatening suicide on Facebook.  There is probably nothing else on earth I take more seriously … 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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Desiderata


This poem was on a poster in my best friend’s bedroom in junior high, I recently re-read it to refresh my mind and strengthen my spirit.  This is what I had in mind when I posted yesterday’s excellent quote from … Continue reading

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Catepillar to Butterfly


I’ve been asked to make some life changes by our Creator, please be patient while in transition. I don’t know what needs to be done nor how to ask for help.  I’m in a cocoon where I don’t know which … 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: Conference Call with TBI Attorney (posted Oct. 20, 2010)


I did have the conference call with the attorney, his paralegal, and a nurse yesterday afternoon.  I sweated the entire call (literally, I so don’t do well on phones anymore) and here I was trying to talk to three people, answer … 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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