Monthly Archives: August 2011

Clarity

Taking away the fog… Not blurred… Being sure of… Confidence because of conviction… What other ways would you define “clarity” without Webster’s help? Jackie

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Days of the Week

Today I heard a woman (who knows grief well), say this about one particular week in time, “The Monday before the Friday.” This is her memory of a time line. On those two days, significant change happened…and they were deep in … Continue reading

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Pain Medications

There are a multitude of pain medication options, each depend on what phase of pain (acute/chronic) a person is experiencing.  Also, the choice of medication depends on what type of pain (bone/muscle/nerve/gut). One of my favorite types of treatment includes … Continue reading

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Goals

Many client’s I meet are reaching goals left and right. Nothing is stopping them as they accomplish what they need and want to do.  Does a “poor prognosis” really provide that much momentum? I have an important goal… to finish writing and publish a booklet.  What … Continue reading

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Straws

I have always wondered just why there is one straw that broke the camel’s back!  I mean really, one straw??? So many pressures in life bring us to our knees, at least in our thoughts.  Yet, when all the unlucky stars … Continue reading

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Pack Rat

What is end-of-life like for a pack rat?  Exhausting?  Humbling?  Regretful?  Embarrassing?  Or what an awesome time to be a blessing by giving away what has grown strangely dim? What if you are a pack rat’s family/friend and will be responsible for taking … Continue reading

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Caution and Compassion

Vacation or not, my world still involves a revolving topic of health issues.  Well maybe I should say, un health issues! No matter where I go, there are folks that are addressing cancer, recovery from cancer, direct impacts of cancer … Continue reading

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