11th Month Post-Stroke

July 25 marked the 11th month out from my stroke. I can’t help but think ahead. I know the one-year marker is on the horizon. What a milestone! One-year celebrations have a special energy. Could be a Yeah!, or At last!, or Yahoo! Or – Is this great or what?!!!!...

My Positive Addiction – Reading

I’m a book junkie. I devour books and then want more.  Current inspirations: Loving Kindness – Sharon Salzberg; Courageous Conversations About Race – Glenn E. Singleton; The Power of Kindness – Piero Ferrucci; and France is a Feast: The Photographic...

9 Months Post-stroke

EVERY STROKE IS DIFFERENT Every recovery is different.  I’m now 9 months out from my stroke. 9 months is usually associated with birth in humans. This “me after stroke” is kind of like a birth. Each month my brain relearns new ways of doing “old” things. Each month...

Words that help- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today is Ralph Waldo Emerson’s birth day. His writing has become a part of my “words are powerful” treasured collection along with inspirations from Maya Angelou, Anne Lamott, David Whyte, Pema Chödrön, Matthew McConaughey, Thomas Moore, and lots more. A sampler:...

The 7th Inning Stretch

Seven months out from my stroke. The predictions of medical folks back in August 2021 seem very realistic. Most days I feel like me. Hiking, tennis, eating out, planning traveling, seeing friends, planning visits, driving, cooking, making lists, reading, writing. I...