Tag Archives: choice

Happy Heart

The dichotomy of doing and being. Sometimes I feel as if my life is a series of To Do lists. As if turning the page of a calendar brings up yet another list ready to bully me. And floating in … Continue reading

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Pain Full

Deja vu! It's been a grey day. I have been reading more about myeloma, not pulling the punches. It is written by a doctor, so there's a degree of detatchment. “The patient”, compliant – good. Smarty pants – very bad … Continue reading

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Living from Above

“It's easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top.” Arnold Bennett   Blessings sometimes come upside down. Who would have thought that when I learned to live above and beyond pain, it would … Continue reading

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Spring from the Heart

The one gift of life is choice – or in terms of Genesis – free will. When this thought idled round in my head, my first response was, am I blaming the victim? Am I to blame for my lymphoma … Continue reading

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When Enough is Good Enough

Sure fire way to make a big decision? Ask an algorithm. Hiring a secretary, choosing a wife, buying a house, the optimal method is to see a certain number (actually 37% of your possibles), but don't make a decision yet. … Continue reading

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Quitting to Live

Today's ashes are tomorrow's soil. Craig D. Lounsbrough   It was a big and final decision – to stop medical marijuana. It had been the new hope and, miraculously, initially turned the pain off like a tap. I stood and … Continue reading

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Finding Meaning

An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: A meaningful friend – or a meaningful day. The Dalai Lama     How to live a meaningful life although in constant pain – … Continue reading

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