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High Hopes

I’ve been trimming a huge overgrown Viburnum hedge for weeks now.  I do a little at a time due to my time constraints with family and I also don’t want to freak my neighbors out—it’s their hedge.  Of course, I have their permission but it’s a drastic change for the better.  We all get a …

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Creating my Kitchen Chalkboard

As you may have read in an earlier blog post, I receive a weekly delivery box of organic food from a local farm company each week.  It’s always a joy to receive it and I lovingly put everything into a green bag or green container to keep it fresh for the week, sometimes longer.  Then …

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Using ancient medicines to heal…Frankincense and Myrrh

Most everyone knows of these two oils from the Bible, but did you know they have restorative powers?  Frankincense and Myrrh are anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, have cancer-fighting properties, boost immunity, heal infections and so much more. They are commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurveda and Aromatherapy.  When my cancer returned in 2016, I started using …

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Different Disease, Same Scary Pattern

Happy Belated New Year to All!  Most of you who have read my book, “Rowing through Cancer”, know about my horrific journey battling stage 4 cancer, years of going through treatments and the roller coaster ride looking for the right medical facility to help me. Since November 20, 2018, John and I have been excruciatingly …

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Brick by Brick

John and I needed to fix the tattered wood structure barely holding back a portion of land in front of our dock and build a strong structural wall in its place.  The task at hand seemed monumental.  First, we had to agree on what we wanted and layout a plan to follow.  Then rip out …

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The Spirit of a Winner

On my way to a UCF Football game, John and I ran into the Basketball team signing autographs.  John insisted I get a picture with Tacko Fall, who is 7’6” and studying engineering.  Last season he was hurt and so this year we all look forward to his playing well for the team.  Yes, this …

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Spice it up!

I’ve always loved spicy foods, but it wasn’t until I was trying to find a way of beating cancer with nutrition that I really educated myself on using organic spices and herbs for healing.  Daily, I do my best to incorporate the following into my meals.  Some days I do better than others, but always …

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Facing our Fear

We just recently moved to a home on a lake.  It had been our mission for some time to get back on the water and we finally did it.  When we met our neighbors, we heard about the 10 foot alligator lurking on our side of the shoreline. We row most every day and that …

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Where to Find Fresh Organic Food?

Finding organic food is tough going if you don’t live close to a health food store. When I first moved from NYC to Florida, I was aghast at what a food desert I had moved to.  You would think Florida would have the freshest produce available, but back in 2000, when I arrived, it didn’t.  …

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