Posted by on Sep 29, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Honoré here: I'm at loose ends at the moment…not quite sure what I want to do, next: read, knit, journal, make ATCs (artist trading cards), play around some more with the iMac and learn a little more, blog … via honorefrancois.typepad.com I'm so inspired by Honoré's commitment to self-care!

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beautiful truth

Posted by on Mar 7, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  The subtitle of this DVD documentary is ‘a simple cure for cancer’. Intriguing. May be worth a gander. Fifteen year old Garrett a homeschooler from Alaska read a book about a doctor who had been curing cancer patients early as eighty years ago; Dr. Max Gerson. He decided to investigate the claims in the book and interview the author’s daughter, the proponents of the Gerson Therapy, and cancer survivors who had received these treatments and lived to tell their stories. This inspiring eye-opening documentary is the result of his homeschool project exploring the link between diet and the cure for cancer. The foundation of the Gerson Therapy resonated with me and I’ve already been inching my way towards eating only organic foods and non-processed foods. It takes concerted effort and consciousness to eat this way in our modern world; it’s so much easier and cheaper to eat unhealthily. The hurdles for me are no salt, no animal fat, and the coffee portion hmmmmm well you’ll have to watch the movie and decide for yourself. Here’s to your discovering The Beautiful...

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Posted by on Jun 12, 2010 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

A small green book caught my eye at the bookstore. Do books call to you as well? I usually wander and wait for one or two to speak—sometimes they literally fall off the shelf in front of me to get my attention. Those are the best books. Kelly’s book, Lift, quietly invited me to pick it up and I knew on the first page I wouldn’t set it down until I’d finished. Kelly is a photographer, writer, breast cancer survivor, wife to Edward, a unique friend, and mom extraordinaire to Georgia and Claire. This book is a letter to her girls and it can make you snort milk through your nose if you happen to be in the habit of reading and eating cereal. It’ll wrench your heart seconds after you laughed out loud and linger with you, like a warm hug, long after you close the back cover. This tug-of-war often obscures what’s also happening between us. I am your mother, the first mile of your road. Me and all my obvious and hidden limitations. That means that in addition to possibly wrecking you, I have the chance to give to you what was given to me: a decent childhood, more good memories than bad, some values, a sense of a tribe, a run at happiness. You can’t imagine how seriously I take that—even as I fail you. Mothering you is the first thing of consequence that I have ever done. Discovering Kelly led me to her blog and I’ve ordered her previous book, The Middle Place.  And by the way if you happen to know Meg’s baby’s name, please share and complete my...

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My Absolute Yes List

Posted by on Feb 23, 2010 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on My Absolute Yes List

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Write on

Posted by on Jan 11, 2010 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Sunday’s self care: me and my notebook—just the two of us in the chilly morning curled in a patch of sunlight. I journal about whatever comes to mind. Sometimes I list all the things I need to do just to get it out of my head, and other times I write out what I’m upset about or my story of what’s wrong until I can see, and deal with, what actually happened, sans drama.  Journaling offers me a fresh perspective on my life and reveals insights I’m unaware of until the words hit the paper. Writing long hand is also more personal and natural then typing on screen and gives me the feeling of camaraderie or a secret pal who’ll always be there in a pinch.   Monday’s self care: I chose not to be derailed by a transportation challenge and a change to a change in plans, plus our respite care helper, Brin, was sick but was a trooper and came anyway. So…Jeff and I went out to B&N and to the movies for a welcome break and alone...

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It snowed!

Posted by on Jan 9, 2010 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Okay so where you live this may not be breaking news but I’m in Florida. Yes Florida! It dipped into the twenties last night and this morning we had SNOW on our steps! Today’s self care: snuggle on the couch with Jeff under the electric blanket, curl up with a page turning novel, sip hot chocolate, and envision a roaring fire in the imaginary fireplace in the corner! Here’s to staying...

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