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Making Your Own Rules

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  I love books that inspire and encourage me on my goals of well-being. That is what Tara Stiles book “Making your own Rules Diet” has done. Inspire and encourage me to continue on what healthy feels like for me. As I wrote yesterday in my post “Starting Where I am at”. I realize that […]

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Starting Where I Am At

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  I have been on a roller coaster ride this last year. From the extreme highs with the numerous hopeful news of getting rid of my trach. To the extreme lows of having to keep my trach because of some new challenge. I feel like I have been throat punched far too many times. I […]

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The Conversation

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  Dying is not a subject many people like to talk about. It’s uncomfortable, scary, and highly emotional. It is necessary to talk about. “The Conversation” by Angelo Volandes is a good start to the conversation. In “The Conversation” Volandes offers some questions to ask your loved ones about their life, their end of life […]

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Fun In The Gorge

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Saturday my caregiver, her little girl, and I went for a drive to the Gorge in Oregon to see the colors of fall. Here are some pictures that I want to share. They will speak for themselves.      

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Cooking Through Cancer Treatments

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  I found a great cookbook for those of us who are undergoing chemo therapy. Though this book is geared towards those who are fighting cancer. I believe the information shared affects those of us who use chemo drugs to fight our auto-immune and Vasculitis diseases. The book is called “Cooking Through Cancer Treatments” by […]

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Trach Care

I felt compelled to write about my trach. What has brought this up? Well, when I went in to get my CT scan. I had to switch my steal trach to a plastic so that it wouldn’t shine on the CT scan.  The nurse was fearful of my trach. And it had me concern. If […]

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Obstacles

I am faced with another obstacle in my life. Of course, it is still my throat. Below my voice box this time around. It is jammed full of scar tissue. So full in fact that the doctor was amazed that I was still able to speak. There is no air flow coming through the scar […]

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Music For My Soul

I thought I would share some songs that have been speaking to me this week. 1) Something In The Water by Carrie Underwood: This song makes me cry big time. Watch the video, read the lyrics and tell me if it doesn’t make you love Jesus all the more. 2) I’m not who I was […]

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Proverbs Speaks!

I started reading Proverbs this week. I have found two passages so far that have spoken to my heart. I wanted to share the scriptures and what I think it says to my own soul. Perhaps it will speak to you. Proverbs 1:2-5 “That people may know skillful and godly wisdom and instruction, discern and […]

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Purr Therapy

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  Purr Therapy by Kathy McCoy is a delightful book about therapy cats. McCoy talks about her experience and how Timmy helped her in her practice to help facilitate healing in her patients. I have heard about therapy dogs, but never have heard about therapy cats. I own cat. You have read about Nicholas in […]

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