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My Daughter’s Chosen Career

I still remember the day when Rachelle, my daughter, came home from high school and said that she knew what she wanted to do with her life. She had said for years that she wanted to go to Harvard and … Continue reading

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Assessing Life

Sometimes life deals us a hard blow.  It can knock us off of our footing for a while – knock the wind out of our sails, and we fall, stuck – in a seemingly endless, stagnant ocean – unmoving. That … Continue reading

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Gratitude

After being through life-threatening illness – twice – I appreciate everything and endeavor to never take anything or anyone for granted. Maybe I go overboard to ensure that I thank everyone; however, I am sincerely grateful for kindnesses bestowed upon … Continue reading

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Christmas Thoughts

The last few Christmases have been very different. I suddenly became a matriarch – with all of its honors, trials, and tribulations. This year, I have been reminded of all of the blessings over the years, old and new, people … Continue reading

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Halloween

Originally posted on Balanced Lives Resources – Ann Marie's Blog:
My Grandmother’s Bowl Halloween Halloween comes on little ghost feet. It meanders place to place, ‘Trick or Treat’ing for candy kisses and childlike fun.                                 – Ann Marie Byars,…

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Pain

I have learned a lot about pain over the last 5 years. I always have had trouble with my back and neck; and then, two tongue surgeries and a radical neck dissection 5 and 4 years ago have given me a … Continue reading

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Alkalizing the Body

Remember, I’m the health nut who had cancer – so, I decided four years ago when this happened that I must have been missing something. One friend loaned me Dr. Theodore Baroody’s book, Alkalize or Die, and another friend introduced … Continue reading

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Using Your Gifts

It was about this time four years ago that I found a lump in my neck.  I had been through two tongue surgeries for a carcinoma and so I knew what it could be.  But, I only had a 2% … Continue reading

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Why I’m Vegetarian

People have asked me why I choose to be vegetarian.  Let me say, first of all, it’s my choice.  What you choose is up to you and I won’t judge you for your choice. I didn’t grow up vegetarian. I … Continue reading

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My Recovery from a Cancer Imbalance

There was a time after I had surgery in August, 2011, that I thought I would never go without a turtleneck again.  I had a radical neck dissection to remove a cancerous growth – to be safe, they removed 19 … Continue reading

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