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Years ago, I interviewed a 100-year-old man who lived to be 104. He wore thick glasses and walked with a cane, but his mind was sharp and his smile was warm.

“So!” he said emphatically.  “You want to know how I got to be this old.”  I’ll never forget his words, and he said them this way – almost verbatim:  “One, I have two oatmeal cookies for breakfast.  Two, I drink a glass of red wine with my dinner each night. Three, I enjoy a good cigar every now and then.”

 Then he peered intently over his coffee mug to make sure I was paying attention.  “The last is the most important: You should never get to the top of one mountain until you see the next one you want to climb.”

This blog site is my most recent ‘mountain.’

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I’ll always be a tree-hugger.

Grounding (or ‘earthing’) has been around for a long time. Shaman’s, Celts, Native Americans, yogi’s and others have believed that it is important to connect with the Earth. For years it’s had a kind of ‘airy-fairy’ aura about it, but more recently, holistic health practitioners, meditators, and even some medical professionals have begun to advocate … Continue reading “I’ll always be a tree-hugger.”

A kick in the pants

Wow, seeing this in my WordPress account sure made my day. I started this blog back in October 2020 and have admittedly been jealous of people who have thousands of followers. (My other blog started in 2015 – The Caregiver’s Corner – has 18 followers with a total of 857 views. I should get a similar announcement … Continue reading “A kick in the pants”

Here, There and Everywhere

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure! My Father is in the Hereafter. But it’s Father’s Day and a day to think about him and all the kindnesses he did over the course of his lifetime. Dad’s my Daddy no matter where he is! My earliest memories of him are … Continue reading “Here, There and Everywhere”

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