Category Archives: Health

My Story with Breast Cancer

Reposted from October 7, 2014. It’s that time of year again. Young or old, be sure to do routine self-exams of your breasts, make that annual appointment with your doctor, and get your routine mammograms. I was one of the lucky … Continue reading

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Writing Reasons (Updated)

Updated 4:05 PM. I’ve been exploring my thoughts on the priorities of my writings, the reasons why I write, and the purpose they serve. So I’ve been thinking. What will my first published work be? How about a hit novel … Continue reading

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Protected: Medical Pro’s Stigma

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Mary’s Story – Breast Cancer Awareness

Mary is a friend of mind, and like me she is a breast cancer survivor. To date, she is a 17-year stage III breast cancer survivor diagnosed in December of 1997. The lump was found by a doctor’s exam two … Continue reading

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#MentalHealth: Rarely Talk About My Own

Although I don’t ordinarily talk about the details of my disability, I feel the need to now because I feel apprehensive about the possibility of having to go through a medical review with the Social Security Administration. You see, I … Continue reading

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Social Skills Taught in Classrooms?

Are any of you aware of K12 programs in your area where children learn social skills in the classroom (i.e., interpersonal skills, coping, relationships, intimacy)? How is that working out? Some kids might not get this stuff from their families, … Continue reading

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Kindness #1000Speak for Compassion

Compassion means many things to many people. But for me, these three concepts can be world changing: kindness, understanding, and respect. There’s so much in the world that divides us, with the many political and religious ideologies that can and … Continue reading

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Staying Fit Mentally

Ten healthy ways to maintain your mental health: Get a good night’s sleep. Eat right; avoid stimulants. Be mindful of your physical health; keep moving physically. Take all medication at the same time every day. Consume anything moderately, to include … Continue reading

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