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Monthly Archives: January 2014
“Rough patch. Holding it together by a string and cried at work this morning. So maybe that’s my authentic self coming through.” -Me, in an email, November 7, 2013. Those who know me really well … Continue reading
At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. … Continue reading
Whoever you are, I have always depended on the kindness of strangers. -Blanche DuBois, “A Streetcar Named Desire” We all have them, don’t we? The people whom we know, though not terribly well; often we call them acquaintances. Sometimes they’re … Continue reading
As far as I can tell, the cultivation of gratitude is the best weapon you can sharpen when facing a beast like cancer. It is the things you feel grateful for that define your life and keep you alive. … Continue reading
At the time of the winter solstice, December 21st, the sun rose here in Western New York at 7:17 am and set at 4:32 pm. Today, the sun rose at 7:19 am and set at 4:49 pm. Although it rained and … Continue reading
For those of us who’ve experienced life-changing events – cancer surgery, for example – it’s amazing to me how much restorative sleep actually is necessary. I’m not used to that, not one bit, and frankly, I’m not sure I like … Continue reading