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Can I go on?

Can I go on?

Nick loves to sing.  He has memorized hundreds of songs and sometimes he is like a human juke box, singing one song after another, end to end.  This musical feast can get interrupted.  Arden or I might receive a phone call, or there is something...... Read More

What do you want to be?

What do you want to be?

Sometimes I feel stuck.  It seems that my life is passing me by and I don’t see that there are other choices I can make. Nick is so excited that Halloween is coming up.  It is not just the opportunity to go trick-or-treating that he looks...... Read More

My Definition of Crisis Changes!

My Definition of Crisis Changes!

My perspective concerning what constitutes a crisis can change in a moment.  Because of where we live, we are often without electricity for hours at a time.  Although this can seem like a hardship to bear, we really are comfortable. Arden has...... Read More

Hypervigilance can steal our good health.

Hypervigilance can steal our good health.

Recently I was told that the definition of “hypervigilance” is an enhanced state of sensory sensitivity accompanied by an exaggerated intensity of behaviors whose purpose is to detect activity.  It may bring about a state of increased...... Read More

Life happens while you are making other plans.

Life happens while you are making other plans.

Although immortalized in John Lennon’s song “Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy),” this quote is attributed to Allen Saunders in 1957.  It was certainly true in my life last Sunday.  I was driving home from a wonderful writing...... Read More

Finding Joy

Finding Joy

Nick is continually teaching me.  Often his perception is profoundly different than mine.  I learn these lessons if I am paying attention.  One of the easiest things to notice about Nick is that he finds joy in simple pleasures.  He loves it when...... Read More

Happy 39th Birthday to Nick!

Happy 39th Birthday to Nick!

Nick loves birthdays, especially his own.  To him, it is the best day of the year.  Last year on this day, the eve of Nick’s birthday, I had a huge paradigm shift. For years, in spite of my usual positive proactive approach to caring for...... Read More

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