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December 23, 2018

Today I found myself singing as I was running errands, feeling quite joyful. When I realized I was feeling joyful after two tough 12-hour work days and missing an appointment because I lost track of the correct date, I started to wonder what was going on. I would norma...

November 12, 2018

I wrote this list up for a friend who is getting ready for her Camino! These were my favorite places along "The Way'! No, I do not get any money fro plugging them, it is just my humble experience,

St. Jean Pied de Port: Beilari- a wonderful way to start the Camino. I me...

February 16, 2018

You have to keep yourself, students and others alive for 6 minutes until help arrives.

Introduction

I attended my  Florida Mental Health Counselors Association yearly conference this past weekend. One of the many informative sessions was on school shootings, presented by...

February 13, 2018

Food is always a hot pilgrim topic. It is what fuels us to walk day after day. Each region has their own specialties and some things are consistent through out!

My favorite for staying power and stamina to keep on walking was the tortilla. A tortilla is made of eggs and...

February 6, 2018

You have to keep yourself, students and others alive for 6 minutes until help arrives.

Introduction

I attended my  Florida Mental Health Counselors Association yearly conference this past weekend. One of the many informative sessions was on school shootings, presented by...

What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

It is a disease that slowly destroys the brain and prevents it from working properly. After a period of about eight years, the brain is completely ruined.

What goes wrong in the brain of a person with Alzheimer’s Disease?

The nerve cells get t...

September 19, 2017

Recently a Facebook friend asked me how I learned to live with disfigurement. She is due to have extensive surgery and knows it will change her face forever. I had to pause and look back over the past 26 years. Now, I forget that my face is different and only remember...

August 30, 2017

Soon, I will walk the Camino De Santiago from Saint-John-Pied-de-Port to Santiago de Compostela. I remember when I graduated from college and they called the ceremony commencement. I could not figure out why it was the beginning and not the end. I learned that it was t...

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