No matter whether you are or are not a Christian who celebrates this holiday, Easter heralds a rebirth or new beginning with its festivities. Although Spring officially arrived last month, most people wait until Easter Sunday to bring out their new outfits in beautiful bright colors and softer textures. Even the tulips and hyacinths and lilies are appearing everywhere and showing off their gorgeous blooms. The eggs are dyed in brilliant colors and decorated in preparation for the Easter baskets and lots of candy has been stashed away for delivery by the Easter bunny and includes the vibrant colors in ...
It Can All Change In An Instant
I have been reflecting on a couple of the main stories that have been in the news lately and started to think about how things can change in an instant. Take Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 that just disappeared. How can an airliner with 239 people on board just disappear? This is the 21st century with all sorts of modern technology and equipment that makes this impossible, doesn’t it? And if you are one of those people who has a family member, friend, associate or colleague on that flight, how do you ever reconcile such an event? I can’t begin to ...
The Case For Hugs
For anyone who has been interacting with me through social media for any period of time, you have probably received more than your share of virtual hugs. Of course, if you interact with me on a personal basis, you most likely have been the recipient of the real thing. I don’t know why I am a hugger but I do know that there is nothing that I love more than sharing a good old fashion hug with everyone around me on a regular basis. And the other thing I know is that there is nothing that makes me feel better ...
Spending An Evening With Great Women
On Friday evening, I shared dinner with three great women. Yes, I said “great” women. Now I know that most people would think that if I had shared my meal with great women, they would recognize their names and would have seen lots of stories in the press about the accomplishments that they have made and the notoriety that they have earned for themselves. But, more than likely, unless you are a regular follower of mine in social media, you wouldn’t recognize their names especially if you are only familiar with their Twitter handles. However, I have gotten to know ...
An Earthquake Shakes Your Thinking
Earlier this week, we experienced a small earthquake here in southern California. Although it caused no major damage of any kind or any injuries, it still affected many people. After all, when you are sound asleep at 6:25 a.m. and all of a sudden your bed starts to shake, it is more than a little unnerving. As you abruptly wake up, you hear the sounds of the stress as your home is shaken and depending upon your training, you react in any of a ton of different ways. As soon as it stops, you turn on the TV to find ...
Why I Became a Patient Advocate
I was assigned to an oncologist after my first cancer surgery. At my first visit, he informed me that my course of treatment was based upon other women who were of the same age and had the same type and size of cancer. He provided me with a printout from WebMD that reflected the statistical data that would serve as the foundation for my treatment. I took the pages and left the office to think about what I had just learned.[pullquote]With the new regulations being placed on the medical community with the advent of Affordable Care Act, not the least ...
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