Category Archives: aging

The Downside of Downsizing to Someone Else’s Timetable

One of the saddest things I’ve ever had to do (other than grieving the loss of loved ones) is clean out someone else’s belongings, either due to death or health issues that required emergency relocation. We’ve been faced with this … Continue reading

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Memory Mantras – Eat Chocolate…Change Focus

No matter how hard we try, no matter how diligent we might be, there are still days that just suck. There are days when the crap just pours down on us and gets flung at us from all directions and … Continue reading

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Memory Mantras – Savour

This one came to me through prayer. It came in such a way as to make me laugh out loud, because it was the perfect answer at the perfect moment. It was the morning of January 2nd and I woke … Continue reading

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Memory Mantras – Be The Bean

Today’s Memory Mantra is: (Here’s the story behind this one!) A young woman went to her grandmother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her.  She did not know how she was going to … Continue reading

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Memory Mantras – As I Live…Make a Difference

Introduction: I love mantras. With so many holes in my mind, everything keeps slipping through and I forget even the simplest basic things, like, well, what to think today (i.e., what positive message to feed my mind). Laugh if you … Continue reading

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Advent Contemplations: Treasuring the Old Ones

On a recent visit with my in-laws, my husband’s brother told us a story that really touched my heart. It dated back to his younger days when he was supervising a work project that involved loading railway ties and iron … Continue reading

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Advent Contemplations – Working Through The Rubble of Christmases Past

Today is the first Sunday of Advent. Up until a few years ago, I was so involved in the Church that during the Christmas season, I hardly even saw my own apartment. Ever since I was a young child, I’ve … Continue reading

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