The Tried-and-True Do’s and Don’ts of Joy and Happiness (From an Experienced Struggler to You)

The following is a dramatization. *** The alarm goes off. Great, another day. I wake up in pain and slowly stumble into the kitchen to make myself a cup of coffee. It’s literally the only thing that will get me out of bed. But then again, will I even be able to drink it? More […]

Musings in the Night / Decisions for the Day

Boom-boom! What…? Boom-boom! I hear it! A knocking, suddenly. Loudly. Waking me in the dark. I open my eyes, struggling to see against the thick, black air of night around me. The bleak abruptness of it all is confusing and startling all at once. I have to strain my mind to remember where I am. […]

Waiting For Spring – Turning a Setback into a Comeback

After the cold and dead and brown of winter, it’s so relieving to see the earliest green of springtime.  That first time you feel the warmth of the spring sun, and experience the temperatures rise above fifty degrees, your heart somehow begins to warm, too. You know the icy days are over! You’ve been looking […]

If I Were A Mother – Protecting Our Children From Violence in Media

“The tragedy of our day is the climate of fear in which we live…” Adlai Stevenson, Mid-20th Century Ambassador to the UN The world we live in is filled with terror. Reports of wars, shootings of all types, bombings, natural disasters, and senseless acts of hatred are a daily occurence. Not only are we bombarded […]

Well, I Used to Like Onion Soup…

After a serious illness or major surgery, you will go through many physical changes. They can be frustrating and scary! I tried to find the humor in the experiences dealing with the changes I have gone through since my lung transplant.