Tag Archives: healing

Surgery is a Team Sport

Last week I received news of the strong likelihood of another surgery – surgery number nine. What I thought would be day surgery to release my knee so it will bend past 90 degrees was inaccurate. The release my surgeon … Continue reading

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Physiotherapy and Expectations

This week I stood in the hall of the Physiotherapy clinic I frequent approximately three times a week and found myself doing a little show and tell.  My Physiotherapist was explaining my situation to a colleague and we were taking … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Fan the Flame of Positivity

Have you ever found yourself surrounded by negativity wondering, “How in the world do I stay positive when it seems like everyone around me is so negative?” Thankfully, there are some specific actions you can take to fan the flame … Continue reading

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Top 10 List of Hindsights

This top 10 list is gleaned from 21 months of suffering, tears, reflection, setbacks, surgeries, solitude, discoveries and lots of ups and downs. The order is random but the lessons are life changing. #10: Learn to like yourself and if … Continue reading

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Taking the Risk to Blossom

And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in the bud became greater than the risk it took to blossom (Anais Nin). Not all risk is created equal. What may appear like a safe decision or … Continue reading

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The Shocking Truth About Pain

It may surprise you but pain is not always the enemy we make it out to be. When put in the proper perspective, pain can be our friend and ally. There is no doubt I am much more acquainted with pain … Continue reading

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A Glimpse at New Normal

This week I saw from a distance my new normal and I was not impressed! Maybe it has happened to you. You look into the future and are shocked by what you see coming. The moment I saw this new … Continue reading

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Beliefs to Inspire Your Dance

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Wayne Dyer Any time you are faced with challenging circumstances you have a choice to make. You can hold up the white flag and crawl … Continue reading

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Avoid Becoming Passion’s Slave

One quality admired in people is a sense of self-mastery – the ability to withstand the emotional storms that blow into our lives.  The contrast to self-mastery in the words of Hamlet is becoming “passion’s slave.”  If our passions run … Continue reading

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Hold Fast to Your Dreams

One of my favorite poems is written by The Harlem Poet, Lanston Hughes: Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams go, life is … Continue reading

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