Category: Inspirations

There is a field

A parenting tactic, one I really like, is to suggest to children that the coulds, and woulds, and shoulds be removed from the conversation. This is a magnificent way of redirecting the finger often pointing any way other than inward. I find this to be an interesting parallel now after the passing of my husband.…

The Prolia ad

Wouldn’t it be grand if there was a handbook for life? Along with Dick and Jane, it would be required reading. Just as Pete shows Sally how to hang upside down on a hammock, we would know exactly how to do life. We might know just what to say–and when–to snarky people; we’d be able…

The situation

“Perhaps the very best question that you can memorize and repeat, over and over, is, ‘What is the most valuable use of my time right now?’ “ ~ Brian Tracy One evening years ago as we’d just sat down for dinner, the phone rang. My husband answered. It was our oldest son who, two weeks…

The glioblastoma wife-6

Last week was very busy. Bruce had an MRI and we saw the neuro oncologist (NO). Last month he began what they call 5/23. He takes Temodar for five days straight. That is followed by 23 days off. Temodar is chemo in pill form. After what oncologists call the SOC (standard of care), patients then…

No doubt

“Laugh at yourself, but don’t ever aim your doubt at yourself.” ~ Alan Alda There were times as a dental hygienist I thought I couldn’t be effective.  Before I met my firstborn, I had reservations about being a good parent.  Recently, I’ve felt I could not go on, move forward, in the life we now…

The very best good

I visited my doctor last week. After my exam we talked. She asked how I am doing. She knows my world has turned dark. I shared with her my coping mechanisms. Calm, a motivational site on Instagram, has been most helpful. A quick burst of cheer and positivity, it also offers thinking messages. I’m rereading…