Sometimes Life Stings

Last week I was cooking dinner and something unusual happened that jolted me out of my daze. I love to cook and was making some new recipes for my upcoming cookbook, The Cookbook for People Who Can’t Eat Anything. I carried a tray of homemade northern white bean and garlic flatbread over to the dining table to share it with my two guests. I took a final step toward the table and I felt an electrifying pain in my left foot that shot up through my whole body….

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The Road to Purpose

For years I wondered what purpose I had. Why was I here? Why had I endured all that I had? And what was left for me to do now? I excelled in higher education, traveled all around the world, competed in several athletic endeavors, had a successful career, volunteered and helped others in need, survived countless health challenges, wrote a book, and even finally found a peace within side myself.

So what now?

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Procrastination Anyone?

In a recent New York Times article, Charlotte Lieberman writes: “Procrastination isn’t a unique character flaw or a mysterious curse on your ability to manage time, but a way of coping with challenging emotions and negative moods induced by certain tasks — boredom, anxiety, insecurity, frustration, resentment, self-doubt and beyond.”

This was a breakthrough for me…

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Gratitude Raises Your Altitude

Each year in the United States around Thanksgiving time, there is a palpable buzz around giving thanks. What a wonderful tradition–expressing what we are grateful for! If we probe a little deeper, there is much more to gratitude than we may think….

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How Do Your Choices Affect Your Healing?

Every day we are bombarded with choices. None of us can avoid making them. I suppose you could choose not to make choices, but hey, that’s still a choice! So, there doesn’t seem any way out….

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What’s It Like Living with an Undiagnosed illness?

Sometimes people ask me what it’s like living with a chronic, undiagnosed illness. I often have trouble explaining it, like a woman trying to describe to a man what childbirth is like. Or in all fairness, a man explaining to a woman what it feels like to get kicked in the testicles....

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