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My Mother My Child: A Daughter’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s Disease. Part 2

This is part 2 of a 3-part story During the first few months we lived together, Mom regularly asked me if it was time to go back to her real home where she lived for 31 years devotedly taking care of another family’s domestic needs. After a while she stopped asking. Six months passed and […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease Resources

The Alzheimer’s Association   24/7hotline: 800-272-3900 National Institute on Aging Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Family Caregiver Alliance/National Center on Caregiving

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My Mother My Child: A Daughter’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s Disease

This is part one of a longer story. I was 28 years old when Alzheimer’s disease sneaked its way into our lives. It was the Fall of 1982 and I was just coming out of a two year post-divorce reclusive period. I was back in school, dating, and starting a new job. I felt free […]

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One Point in Time

I sat there among the paper, projects, commitments, emails, bills, promises and looming deadlines. And I sat and continued to sit, unable to move on any of it. Full blown inertia set in and I was hopelessly stuck in it. This familiar moment in time is one I relive over and over and have little […]

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Bach Flower Remedies

There are times when we feel overcome by negative thoughts and emotions.  This causes turmoil within us and in our surroundings.  The Bach Flower Remedies are a tool to help instill balance and harmony in a natural way.  I use them as one of many ways to help establish peace, order and connection in daily […]

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When We Had Time

I believe the tragedy of our modern culture is how little time we have to amble and hang out with our neighbors, our families, our friends, and ourselves. The tragedy becomes more apparent as each passing year seems to race by faster than the one before. I wouldn’t even mind it if I understood what […]

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3 a.m.

Dear Sisters, The time is 3:30 am and I’ve been awake over an hour.  This is not unusual; I’m getting used to it.  So I went to the New York Times headlines to read the latest news and was intrigued by this new and improved way homeland security  is handling perceived security risks.  Apparently airport […]

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Food is delicious when prepared well.  Unless you are a fat juicy summer peach tasting perfect just as you are.  It’s yummy to drink coffee at the bakery, biting in to a freshly made glazed donut or ruggulah.  Sirloin steak medium rare with garlicky mashed potatoes and asparagus, the thin kind with a squeeze of […]

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Bach Flowers: my personal journey

This was an essay I submitted to the Bach Foundation as part of my Bach practitioner training. The first time I encountered the Bach Flower Essences I was in the midst of a full blown hormonal depression.  It was a typically cold, dark and rainy Wednesday in the middle of the winter of 2003 here […]

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Definining “Purpose”

There is the grand purpose that answers the question “Why am I here?”  The answer is what gets you out of bed in the morning.  It’s what motivates you to take care of the string of little things because the big one is on the other end. Your Grand Purpose is the Star upon which […]

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