Category Archives: health

Updates on Toshi

I’ve been remiss in not posting the updates on Toshi’s progress for those of you who are graciously praying for her. (Thank you!!!) So I’m including two updates here…one explaining the entire autologous stem-cell transplant process, and then today’s update … Continue reading

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Urgent Prayer Request for Toshi

Hi all, I’m taking a break from my Cuba meanderings to ask anyone and everyone so inclined to please join in this prayer vigil over the next few days for a dear beloved friend of my brother and sister-in-law. I … Continue reading

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Mi Pequeño Rincón de Cuba – A Roofless Perspective

A few years ago, we arrived in Cuba carrying our usual four overstuffed suitcases (plus two carry-ons and my purse, all stuffed as full as the airline weight restrictions would allow). Into those bags we had crammed all kinds of … Continue reading

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Wrestling With Uselessness

I struggle a great deal with feelings of uselessness. Although my life can get busy with the little day-to-day demands, putterings and routines, there are times when these feelings of uselessness gnaw at the back of my mind, weighing me … Continue reading

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Morning Routines

I think it’s safe to say that most of us have an established morning routine, maybe more than one…one for workdays and a different one for weekends. When I was working full-time, mornings were my most productive time of day … Continue reading

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Standing Up To A Bully

I wasn’t planning to write today. But something happened last night. I stood up to a bully. At the moment when my mouth opened, I was having flashbacks of all the stories, pictures and quotes people have shared with me … Continue reading

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ABC’s of Happiness (a Sunday reblog)

Originally posted on POSITIVE THOUGHTS ON LIFE:
“If you don’t like what is going on in your life you need to devise a way to make yourself happy.  No one can make you unhappy unless you let them.  Things can make…

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