Monthly Archives: September 2013

Finding Your Happy Place

When my children were young, one of my favorite stories to read was Judith Viorst’s 1972 classic: “Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No-Good Very Bad Day.”  I would read it over and over again.  It was compelling, yet comforting and it would never get old.  Time passes so quickly… I now read the book to […]

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Heart Healthy Eating

There is a healing that goes on after any heart event and when you hear a diagnosis of heart disease.  It is almost a transformation from youth and its feel of immortality to a vulnerability that stays with you forever.  This vulnerability lingers, reminding you, once again, that, like Dr. Seuss always says:  “I have […]

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The Ball is in Your Court

The year was 1967.  The world was increasingly more complex as baby boomers began to occupy the workforce and wanted change in the American way of life.  And they were willing to work for it.  Work in the 1960’s often involved long hours where husbands supported their wives and children.  It often entailed physical labor.  […]

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I Wish You a Bench

I am grateful for benches… all benches… the stone bench, the wooden bench, the upholstered bench, the stainless steel bench, outdoor garden benches, bike trail benches, and suspended benches, as in the tranquil old-fashioned porch swing.  I consider them a work of art, a place to ponder and a necessary option for the heart patient […]

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The Eucatastrophe of External Counterpulsation (EECP)

Enhanced External Counterpulsation or EECP feels like such a catastrophe – such an extreme misfortunate.  It makes me feel so imperiled and helpless.  It causes total loss of control… and then there is the “uncomfortable” squeezing and repetitive pumping sensation in the hour-long process.  The sessions are daily and consist of a series of 35 […]

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Minimally Disruptive Medicine

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Lessons of the Heart


“It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.” ~ Erma Bombeck