Coronary Artery Disease Category

An Open Letter to Coronary Artery Disease

Dear Coronary Artery Disease, I know you’re the one who “broke” my heart. I know who you are and what you represent to millions of people.  The World Health Organization states you are the “number one cause of death globally.”  It is not something you should be proud of.  I know genetically you are a […]

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Socks are the Voice of the Heart

Confucius once said: “Words are the voice of the heart.” Words are important to me.  I have seen how words impact people and lives.  The significance words impart can be far-reaching.  Words inform, persuade, hurt or soothe pain; they can greet or bid farewell.  They may get your point across, or destroy any hope of […]

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YOGA – “Blessed are the Flexible, for They Will Not Be Bent Out of Shape”

Ahhhhhhhhh…. My happy place. What could be better?  Let’s do yoga together in my happy place.  Be mindful of its energy.  Feel yourself siting in lotus position upon the warm, yielding sand.  See the intensity of the illumination emerging from behind the white streaks of clouds.  Your body begins to grow warmer and warmer as […]

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Team Sprinkles

What do you do to keep yourself keepin’ on?  It is so easy to say “I am too tired” or “I should really rest.”  The fact is walking is a healthy activity for, not only heart patients, but for everyone.  We just need to make it fun!  It will keep us coming back for more. […]

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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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Let’s Grow VERY Old Together…

Note to Self:  Look for condo in Blue Zone There is an old and fragile scrapbook stashed between old journals and cherished novels in my bookcase that contains the essence of a single year of my family’s life on a mere 9 x 12 inch page.  I have recorded the highlights each and every year […]

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