May is Arthritis Month. Start moving.

 “Wait a minute…. I have arthritis and you’re asking me to exercise? Give me a break! Do you know how much pain I’m in? There’s no way my body will allow me to walk through the door of a gym let alone to the end of my driveway to grab the mail. “    Do you suffer from arthritis and does this scenario sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone....more

Health Blogging

Over the last few years, innumerable people have encouraged me to do more blogging about health and healthcare issues....more

Health Blogging

Over the last few years, innumerable people have encouraged me to do more blogging about health and healthcare issues....more

Aging is beautiful...

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A Day in the Life of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis is one of those infamous invisible diseases…if you’re lucky. If you’re lucky, the doctors diagnose you in a timely manor so physical aspects of the disease don’t begin to mutilate your body. If you’re not lucky, your fingers and toes begin to curl up and take on a new form which you cannot control. It repulses you to look at your own joints and limbs. You want to crawl into bed and cover your head without ever making a public appearance again....more

Need an answered prayer?

JMJ Do you have a prayer request? A special need?  Well, I spent all night placing a live webcam to Lourdes, France on my website, including a little mailbox to their prayer request email.  All kinds of weird computer problems kept cropping up, and I kept offering them up as a prayer, which did help to keep me from being annoyed.  Then... This morning I got an email from a friend who told me that today is OUR LADY OF LOURDES FEAST DAY!  Wow.  I had no idea!  That is just so cool... ...more

The Writing Process

Are there any Bloghers out there who have written a book? I am trying to get across the line with the final edits. The process while fabulous has been a somewhat lonely one and I can't wait to get back into the moment with the ones I love the most. My memoir titled Enemy Within will be out in May and is a story that tells of love lost and found, hope, happiness and acceptance. Thanks to my sister in law Charlotte who was a calming influence on me recently....more

Blogging Virgin Often Qualifies for Senior Discounts

 I decided to learn about and begin blogging for a couple of reasons. I need to keep my brain challenged by learning new things.  I want to understand the challenges my daughter is facing as a parent in this constantly changing world where technology has created an entirely different environment for her to be parenting in than what I was faced with raising her and her sister. ...more

The gift of your physical afflictions

A wave of understanding washes over you when you realize for the first time that something in your body is broken and probably can’t be fixed. Repaired, remodeled, or medicated maybe, but not fixed. At least not in a way that puts it back as it once was. ...more

Be the Match!!

A little over a week ago our church hosted a <a href="http://www.marrow.org">bone marrow</a> donor drive.  It was very powerful as 70+ people from our church signed up.  I have always toyed with the idea of being a donor, I know from several blogs I follow how critical the need is but I never felt that "God Moment" telling me to pursue it or maybe I did but I chose to brush it aside.  It was interesting when our pastor first mentioned it to the congregation, as he had become aware of a mother who knew someone in o...more