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Caregiving and losing my dear father

In the end, the most important thing is being in the moment with your loved one, ‘in their world”.  In November of 2016, I had just come back from a week of total body cleansing, called PanchaKarma. I had spent the previous full year battling my second cancer that had come back after 3 years. …

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Growing your food is important and fun!

When the recent covid 19 drama enveloped our world with fear and self-quarantine, it created extreme changes to our lives and I just dropped out of communication.  Not intentionally, but I didn’t want the news media and fear mongering of others to bring stress into my life.  We all know that stress is the number …

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Reflection

Reflection is a likeness, a mirror image, a thought or expression.  I find myself always taking pictures of reflections.  I love the beauty of the image and it truly fascinates me.  I used to say they were like Rorschach tests, but lately I am feeling they are much more than that. We, as humans are …

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Grain-Free and Happy

Since reading Undoctored and Wheat Belly, by cardiologist, Dr. William Davis, John and I decided to stop eating all grains!  If you read his books, you’ll understand how the human body wasn’t made to process grains. It just made total sense, and as you all know, I am into keeping my body and immune system strong …

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STARTING OVER

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”  C. S. Lewis Reset, Rethink, Reboot, Revive, Renew, Replace, Reorganize, Rework, Regenerate, Reestablish, Reconstruct, Readjust, Refresh… I recently found a knitted scarf I had started and never finished. During both of my cancer struggles, my sister decided knitting would be …

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Kinsugi

This is from my book – Rowing through Cancer. Just recently a friend posted a picture of a broken ceramic bowl patched with gold. It had a beautiful saying attached. It reminded me of my prologue and I commented and told her it was called “Kinsugi” and would share it on my blog. Prologue I read an article …

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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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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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