Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

You can be kind…

April 30, 2021

Alan Alda and empathy…

April 30, 2021

I was listening to the amazing podcast “Hidden Brain” on Spotify and Shankar Vedantam was interviewing Deborah Tannen, author of “That’s Not What I Meant”. I recommend readers listen to this interview and read Dr. Tannen’s book for some eye opening research about our communication styles. During the interview Shankar referenced an interview with Alan Alda and shared a quote that I thought others might also appreciate. Alda said, “The more empathy I have for other people the less annoying I find that they are.”

Stories are a different kind of magic.

April 27, 2021

Grief is like the ocean…

April 21, 2021

…there is light from within

April 19, 2021

What you hope for…

April 18, 2021


April 16, 2021

I am a 31 year breast cancer survivor. I don’t take my life for granted and I try to eat healthy foods and stay in good shape. When I had an annual ultrasound of my breasts yesterday Dr. McAleese, my radiation oncologist, said, “What are you doing to have such great muscles in your chest?” I said that I lift weights and need to thank my trainer, Jeff Jimeson, for keeping me in shape even during a pandemic! I wanted to share with you today one of the motivational sayings posted in the gym where I work out. Enjoy!

To have been loved so deeply…

April 15, 2021

The three things I cannot change…

April 14, 2021

This quote was suggested by my brother Andy. Thanks Dr. Saltzman!

The three things I
change are
the past,
the truth,
and you.

Anne Lamott

Reaching out and fumbling…

April 13, 2021