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LIFE, UNWOUND: SOME DAYS ARE LIKE THIS

LIFE, UNWOUND: SOME DAYS ARE LIKE THIS

This is fiction but the emotions that arise and pass with loved ones living with dementia are real. She didn’t usually leave mad.  She left sad sometimes. After all, she watched the residents decline from day to day at Sunnybrook Dementia Care Community, the assisted care facility where her mother lived. Alzheimer’s takes its toll, minds… Continue Reading

LIFE, UNWOUND: THE BRAVERY OF FIRSTS

LIFE, UNWOUND: THE BRAVERY OF FIRSTS

First day of first grade, first time at Nathan Clifford School. Six-year-old girls in 1955 wore dresses. I chose my pale pastel striped puffy-sleeved rainbow one, my favorite, if I had to wear a dress at all. My feet sported black Mary Janes and white lacy ankle socks. Not my pick. I fancied myself as… Continue Reading

LIFE, UNWOUND: Life Is LABYRINTHINE

LIFE, UNWOUND: Life Is LABYRINTHINE

Why do I still have this scarf? I’m reading these books: “The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter” and “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up.” Mostly I follow their advice, tossing what doesn’t spark joy, donating what my kids won’t want.  How… Continue Reading

LIFE, UNWOUND: KIDS AS GURUS

LIFE, UNWOUND: KIDS AS GURUS

If I write a third book, it will bow to our great teachers, children.  Maybe I’d call it “Grand Kids as Gurus.” Chapter titles would highlight lessons they teach: Gratitude. Compassion. Presence. Open-Heartedness. Acceptance. Community.  Imagine grandkids as gurus. I had always wanted one special mentor whose books I could read or whose retreats I could… Continue Reading

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