Category Archives: General Interest

In this section you will find articles and stories that I’ve found online or that I’ve read about that are meaningful to me and that I hope you will find useful in some way.

Reflections On Turning 70!

Seventy! Ugh! How could I be 70 years old? Just the thought of it makes me feel like I’ve stepped into the realm of “being old.” Then I remember the alternative… In 1995, at the age of 51, I underwent … Continue reading

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12 Ways to Make This Your Year of Personal Empowerment

1. Be Yourself Each of us has come into this world with a set of unique gifts: talents, interests, and abilities. It is only when we tap into those gifts and share them with the world that we truly become … Continue reading

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Honey, A Natural Healer

Years ago when my children were young I read in Prevention Magazine that bacteria couldn’t grow in honey. When one of my children developed a severe case of diaper rash and no store bought or prescription ointment helped heal it, … Continue reading

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How I accomplished two health related goals by taking a “ripple effect” action.

I have been trying for over a year to make myself drink at least two quarts of water a day.  This is particularly important to me because I have a tendency toward forming kidney stones and one important thing you … Continue reading

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Close Encounters of the Statin Kind

I scheduled an appointment with my doctor on March 11 because of an intestinal virus I had been struggling with for over 3 weeks.  By appointment time, I finally felt that I was over the virus, but I told her … Continue reading

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Overcoming the Resistance to Exercising

It’s interesting for me to pay attention to how my body is coping with getting older. Ellen Potthoff, my chiropractor/ND, who I’ve been seeing twice a month for many years has been ON me about adding regular exercise to my … Continue reading

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Dance to Your Own Music

Found this delightful graphic by Karen Salmansohn on her Positively Positive website and thought it would be a good topic to explore. (NOTE: You can click on the graphic to enlarge it and see the sparkling animation.) It made me … Continue reading

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The Esoteric Meaning of the Butterfly

This is a wonderful article about personal transformation by Linda-Ann Stewart that I highly recommend reading. The short life span and beauty of the butterfly is symbolic of early spiritual growth. Lessons of life will be shown during sometimes difficult … Continue reading

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The Perfect Gift: A Hug

I come from a family of huggers, especially on my mom’s side. From my earliest memories, whenever we went to visit relatives and close friends everyone gave and received big hugs. It just seemed the natural “thing to do” when … Continue reading

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Announcing My Newest eBook!

It’s been quite a while since I last posted on my blog.  I’ve been busy writing my newest ebook in my HOW DO I… ebook series: How Do I Create Peace Within Myself and in the World.  It’s a book I’ve … Continue reading

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