MVP Cancer Courage Miracles. Vigilance. Patience Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:15:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Gloria. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:15:54 +0000

Today marks the end of an “era” – for the past 5 years Christopher has had a wonderful nanny named Gloria.  I interviewed Gloria when I was still pregnant to join as a nanny for our youngest son Christopher.  She was a wonderful presence in our house from the start.  She taught me how to […]]]> 0
Mothers. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:25:45 +0000

You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them. – Desmond Tutu I am so grateful for my Mother.   She is not perfect, but she is amazing.  She did the best that she could and taught me many great lessons throughout my life.  She is a two […]]]> 0
Thoughts on Human Mortality and Life. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:54:18 +0000

There is a time for everything,  and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal,  a time to tear down and a time to build, a time […]]]> 0
Research on Sugar’s link to Cancer Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:34:00 +0000

Sugar feeds cancer – excerpt taken from Sherry Brescia at Holistic Brands Consistently elevated levels of blood sugar causes repeated releases of insulin from the pancreas, and if blood sugar and insulin levels remain elevated for a long time, it can lead to inflammation.  Tumor cells use this inflammation as a signal to multiply—and that […]]]> 0
My Father’s favorite poem, words of wisdom through the ages. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:45:19 +0000

The Desiderata Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and […]]]> 0
Clear. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 17:35:58 +0000

“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” Audrey Hepburn […]]]> 0
Topping off the year….. Sun, 02 Feb 2014 15:50:39 +0000

Did I mention that between all the commotion of Christmas and Christmas Eve, I was pouring a glass of wine from one of those big party bottles for Sissy/Nana and myself before dinner and it slipped out of my hand – as I tried to catch the bottle from falling I bent my left pinkie […]]]> 0
Christmas Day. Sat, 01 Feb 2014 21:55:29 +0000

“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree:  the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” ~Burton Hillis Day two of our blended family Christmas celebration. The kids woke at our house and waited at the top of the stairs while we called the rest of the family to come […]]]> 0
My Birthday. Sat, 01 Feb 2014 19:05:06 +0000

My birthday is Christmas Eve, which always causes both celebration and reflection for me.  Birthdays are a milestone that bring joy and memories of so many birthdays past.  As I mentioned, when I was born, my Grandparents started a tradition of celebrating my “half” birthday as well.   They didn’t want my special day to be […]]]> 0
The Christmas Season. Sat, 01 Feb 2014 17:56:36 +0000

“Christmas is forever, not for just one day, for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf. The good you do for others is good you do yourself. Peace on Earth, good will to men, kind thoughts and words of cheer, are things […]]]> 0