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Things We Learned About Kidney Failure & Dialysis

Regarding blogging, one of the most common questions my friends ask me ~ “How can you publicly share so much about yourself?” It wasn’t easy at first. I’d created a few blogs many years ago, but they were always accessible to only those in my inner circle for “informational purposes” only. They read my posts…… Continue reading Things We Learned About Kidney Failure & Dialysis

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Finding Balance {and Warmth} After Loss

ne morning, during Winter 2014, my daughter and I were forced to vacate our warm beds so that we could subject ourselves to the biting cold weather outside. It felt reminiscent of our school journeys while living in the UK, when we spent many a cold morning, shivering at the bus stop. We had to…… Continue reading Finding Balance {and Warmth} After Loss

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Depression: How To Find the Color Within the Grays

On the outside, I smile. Probably because one of the worst things someone can say about depression is: “What could you possibly be depressed about? You should be counting your blessings!” The truth is, I do count my blessings. Of course, I know that I’m blessed. My depression is separate from how blessed I feel. I…… Continue reading Depression: How To Find the Color Within the Grays

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A Non-Conformist’s Guide To Keeping a Bullet Journal

I recently discovered bullet journaling. If you don’t know what bullet journaling is, Google “bullet journal” and the results will bring you images of unbelievably beautiful examples of what many bullet journalers have achieved. You’ll spend many hours drooling over the calendar layouts and the awesomely artistic talent boasted by those who have made bullet…… Continue reading A Non-Conformist’s Guide To Keeping a Bullet Journal

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The Joys of Grandparenthood

Our granddaughter is now 8 weeks old and it seems like she only arrived sometime last week. It’s been fun watching her grow and develop from the ever-sleeping tiny newborn to the more wakeful, articulate, slightly older infant she is now. I love how her little eyes catch mine, followed by a conversation punctuated with…… Continue reading The Joys of Grandparenthood

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Rediscovering New Orleans…One Memory At a Time 

It’s funny how, despite time and distance, two people can lead eerily similar lives. As Chris and I became reacquainted {after 35 years of not being in contact}, we discovered many parallels in experiences and life events. In 1989, we both left New Orleans in search of different things. We both saw the opportunity to…… Continue reading Rediscovering New Orleans…One Memory At a Time