Author Archives: Suzanne

Fear is the Mind Killer

I know what you’re thinking…she lifted the title of this blog post out of Dune. Why yes, I did, so sue me. It happens to be true, so I’m going to use it. I realized yesterday that I’ve become paralyzed by … Continue reading

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Breathe

Did you know that breathing deeply helps you counteract stress by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system? It’s also good for your cardiovascular health. Unfortunately, I’m having trouble breathing lately. I want to breathe. I try to fill my lungs but … Continue reading

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Second Opinion

I did it…I went to another doctor, not a Rheumatologist this time, just a primary care physician. She looked at the sore on my outer ear and said I have Actinic Keratosis which means precancerous cells, so she froze it. … Continue reading

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A New Perspective

I talked with three very wise women today, women with whom I used to work when I first arrived in Texas. Two of them were teachers and one of them was a counselor, and they are now all retired. It was so … Continue reading

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A Work in Progress

I’m not perfect. I know this better than anyone, but I often ask myself how I can grow and become a better person. My main issue lately has been that I have little patience for people who I believe are moody, passive-aggressive, … Continue reading

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Tidal Wave

Thursday night I went through an inordinate amount of stress.  I lay awake for hours, crying and praying, and when I finally did sleep, I had a terrible nightmare. I dreamed that I was on the edge of a city, … Continue reading

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CJ

CJ is my Sheltie. He’s eight-years-old, and a week and a half ago, he had a spinal stroke or FCE (Fibrocartilaginous Embolism) . I can’t begin to describe the horror I felt when I came out from my bedroom that … Continue reading

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