After reading many, many Facebook posts lately - especially in the last week or so - I've figured out the algorithm of how to use a mere comment on Facebook to change someone's mind. I'll show you my answer. Yes, right here at the beginning of my blog. You won't have to read much at all. … Continue reading How to use a Facebook comment to change someone’s opinion
I'll give the quick update first. If you read my post last week, you know I was seeing an orthopedist about my knees, anticipating that he'd say I need replacement of both knees. And that's what happened. I'm scheduled for double knee replacement - that's right, both at the same time - in the middle … Continue reading Knee Replacement: How was I so unaware?
I've been feeling that I'm caught in some kind of limbo, the one of "limbo" definition c. from Dictionary.com: an intermediate, transitional, or midway state or place. This current here of my now feels like a transitional place, affected partly by my trip to an orthopedist a couple of weeks ago. I thought I was a candidate … Continue reading My time in this limbo
You might read this title and think of the old adage, "A watched pot never boils." But that's not my topic, though it is turning out to be true during this couple of weeks. You see, I'm having to boil water for drinking and cooking because of E. coli in some of our area's water … Continue reading Mindfulness and boiling water
One thing I really like about Facebook is seeing photos of families. Photos of anticipated births and of newborn babies, of children, of parents with children, of families in their daily lives, of families on vacation and at holidays. And one of the things I like most about that is watching people I know - especially … Continue reading Good parents are artists
Next Tuesday I'm set for surgery. A complete hysterectomy. And what I'm feeling is paradoxical. I feel both fear and trust. Both swirl in my thoughts and feelings. How to be present to that? I know that being present is essential. The last big surgery I had was a little over five years ago, a … Continue reading Surgery: Fear and Trust
Although I try to follow my intuition (because I know it's very wise), sometimes I confuse myself and don't know what to do - or not to do. This is a story of just that: I was scheduled for a biopsy last month, one that could be very painful. I had not felt comfortable with this … Continue reading Intuition and Fear: How synchronicity stepped in to make things clear for me