Tag Archives: mindfullness

Getting Organized

Lately I have been almost obsessed with getting organized. Cleaning off my desk and editing file drawers. Sorting my closet to give away suits that no longer fit – either my body or lifestyle. Cancelling credit cards we no longer … Continue reading

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ANGER

A friend asked me recently if I was angry about my ALS. Good question. The honest answer is that a year ago anger was one of the strong emotions running rampant through my head and limbic system. I have gotten … Continue reading

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On Timing

When I have fears that I may cease to be Before my pen has glean’d my teeming brain, (Keats) My reading this week has included two wonderful novels by Nicholson Baker – The Anthologist and The Traveling Sprinkler. The main … Continue reading

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SECRETS

We are only as sick as our secrets. How many times have I heard that – without really understanding its deepest meaning? As I hobble around and speak with my garbled and slurred new voice, I have started paying more … Continue reading

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The Luckiest Man

I suppose it was inevitable that everything happening to me would catch up and I would have a few days of being discouraged. This was go to doctors’ week.  I had good visits with my Neurologist and Pulmonologist, and a … Continue reading

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Gratitudes

It is just about a year since I first became aware of the subtle changes to my tongue and speech that would relatively quickly have a name – Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – ALS – or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. I have … Continue reading

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Visits to my past

So often in my life I find myself making comparisons of my situation or behavior to others and inevitably regretting them.  Lately those comparisons have been not to others, but to my pre-ALS self.  At the gym I do 10 … Continue reading

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The End of Multitasking

Like so many of us, I had become quite accomplished at multitasking. I could be on a conference call, reading email, balancing my checkbook and eating at the same time. Or more accurately, I could move back and forth between … Continue reading

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