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No, Honey, There is Nothing Wrong

These words came to me from my massage therapist whom I called to tell that my muscles had a rebound effect to her work on my body. I was feeling increased pain and a general feeling that there was something … Continue reading

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If Aging had an On/Off Switch

I glanced at a TV documentary of medical research on children that don’t age normally. One little girl was six years old chronologically but lived in the body and mind of a six-month-old child. A boy who had lived forty … Continue reading

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The Advantage of Distance

I am in a motel room with a view overlooking the city. Last night I watched as the sun went down and the city lights came up. Every house in this sprawling city has a story tonight. For those in … Continue reading

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Why I Hate My Closet

I don’t really think my closet is too small. I rather believe that I have too many clothes. It would seem a simple concept to then give some of the clothes away. But, the good intentions of sorting becomes a … Continue reading

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From King Size Bed to Twin

It was with intrigue that I first heard the phrase: “Aging is a diminishing experience”. I remember the time and place as a medical/ethical conference at Trinity Seminary in 2001. The guest speaker. who introduced this thought. was Vernon Grounds. … Continue reading

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Grieving a Loss That Does Not Leave

No one who is grieving compares one grief to another. Pain and loss are personal, not categorical. Pain is what the suffering person says it is. It is experienced as such and there is no comfort in hearing about someone … Continue reading

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People Pass Me on the Trail

That is what happens when your body ages I wonder why we try so hard to convince others and ourselves that this is not true. Why are anti-aging creams, oils, and even surgery so popular? My husband’s mother once told … Continue reading

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