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Wednesday:) Words of Wisdom and Your Health

12 Apr

“Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.”



Last year was an interim year for medical tests. I put off everything because I had one of those fly by night insurance plans because all the others were so expensive. This wasn’t cheap, but it beat $1,200 a month out of pocket for the name brand policies. I had to use only doctors in their network, and my favorite family physicians wasn’t one of them. I only had to make it through 2017, just one more year before Medicare. Yay! I did it.

Your health is so important. As Buddha said, it is the greatest gift. So, I was excited to make my appointment to see Dr, Moolamalla again. She has seen me through a lot of good times and bad over a dozen years. When I made the appointment, the receptionist asked for my name and said, “Doctor was just asking about you. She’ll be happy to see you.” I appreciated her so much that I had given her a framed print of one of my paintings for her office when she opened her own practice. She treasured it, and often pointed it out to patients when they admired it.

So, after donning the delightful paper gown, and enduring the usual, not so pleasant annual exam, we talked about our families, her girls in college and my sons, and catching up on health and happiness. She also checked my latest medical history and made sure I left with scripts and referrals for all the tests and vaccinations that I need to catch up on. This getting old stuff isn’t fun, but it’s much easier when you have a very good and caring physician to help you along the way.

Please take care of your health and keep up with your medical tests. You only have one life and one body. Make yourself a priority.

Wednesday Words of Wisdom:) Walking With the Angels

17 Aug

“If you seek creative ideas go walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes fora walk.” 

― Raymond I. Myers


I walk pretty much everyday, sometimes twice. This is a great time for thinking, coming up with creative ideas, chatting with neighbors, but most of all, it’s the best time to pray. I’m not talking about praying the old fashioned way. Although, a few thousand Our Fathers and Hail Marys have been said, but, this is the time that I see a spectacular sunset or commune with fluttering butterfly. This is when I say “Thank you” to the Creator. This is when “the Angels whisper” to me.

The best advice I can give you is “GO FOR A WALK.” It’s good for your body, your mind, and your soul.

Wednesday Words of Wisdom: My Heart Will Go On

17 Jul

Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
Og Mandino

Sitting in a hospital bed, staring at a sterile white ceiling, looking down at tubes and wires, you have plenty of time to think. Those not so quiet hours in the dark seem like centuries. Only a glimpse of the morning sun can provide a glimmer of distraction.

Sound dismal? Not really. Sometimes it affords you a few hours to take a long retrospective look at your life. My life has been amazing. I have been very blessed. You probably think I’m on my deathbed. No, but thanks for asking. Just one of those little speed bumps in the road of life.

The moral of the story… Good health may come and go, but love is what matters most. Always cherish your family and friends. Life is too dang short.



Every night in my dreams
I see you, I feel you,
That is how I know you go on

Far across the distance
And spaces between us
You have come to show you go on

Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more you open the door
And you’re here in my heart
And my heart will go on and on

Love can touch us one time
And last for a lifetime
And never let go till we’re gone

Love was when I loved you
One true time I hold to
In my life we’ll always go on

Near, far, wherever you are
I believe that the heart does go on
Once more you open the door
And you’re here in my heart
And my heart will go on and on

You’re here, there’s nothing i fear,
And i know that my heart will go on
We’ll stay forever this way
You are safe in my heart
And my heart will go on and on

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