Grieving and The Unanswerable WHY

Most everyone I know who loses someone they deeply love asks why. In this brief video I share my thoughts with other, like me, who asked why.

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Does Grieving Ever End?

A reader of my book, Dancing Alone: Learning to Live Again, asked me if grieving ever ends. I posted a YouTube video with my response.

Today’s Reflection: Growing Old?

It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams. ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Dreams ~ Langston Hughes

Dreams

Langston Hughes

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow. 

Today’s Reflection: Trouble’s Lessons

There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there. ~ Paulo Coehlo

Health Hack: Injury – Try RICE

Did You Know RICE Is An Important Acronym For Injury Treatment and Recovery?

Listen to your body. If you feel pain, particularly if it increases or comes on earlier in your walk (or other form of exercise), limit your activity and contact your doctor. If you experience an injury while walking (or other form of exercise), follow the RICE prescription and call your healthcare provider:

  • Rest. Rest the injured area. Get off your feet!
  • Ice. Apply a bag of ice to the injured area for about 20 minutes. Ice is nature’s anti-inflammatory and can reduce tissue damage. Use a bag of frozen peas if you don’t have an ice bag handy. Place a wet cloth between the ice pack and your skin. Repeat morning, after work and evening as long as you experience pain and/or swelling.
  • Compression. Use an ace bandage/wrap to secure your ice bag to the injury with some pressure. This can help control swelling.
  • Elevation. If your foot or knee is injured, sit or lie down with your leg elevated at/above heart level. This reduces swelling and can help promote faster healing.

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The Tide Rises The Tide Falls ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Tide Rises The Tide Falls

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The tide rises, the tide falls, 
The twilight darkens, the curlew calls; 
Along the sea-sands damp and brown
The traveler hastens toward the town, 
And the tide rises, the tide falls. 
Darkness settles on roofs and walls, 
But the sea, the sea in darkness calls; 
The little waves, with their soft, white hands
Efface the footprints in the sands, 
And the tide rises, the tide falls. 
The morning breaks; the steeds in their stalls
Stamp and neigh, as the hostler calls; 
The day returns, but nevermore
Returns the traveler to the shore. 
And the tide rises, the tide falls.