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Tuesdays with Bonnie & Sharon

There is a whole lot of chopping going on here at thisoldheartblog! Every Tuesday morning, Bonnie and I head on down to Sojourner House at 5 AM to make and serve a hot breakfast to the guests experiencing homelessness. And every Tuesday morning, Bonnie, a vegan, tells me how she tried another new, delicious and […]

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Inflammation and Heart Disease

  Heart disease is the most common cause of death in the United States in both men and women. Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease and the number killer of Americans. Inflammation is thought to promote the formation of fatty plaques in the arteries – atherosclerosis – causing coronary heart […]

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Happy Blogiversary!

This is the 52nd episode of thisoldheartblog. This is the 52nd time you will read: “Take care of your heart.” ♥ Today “feels special” here at thisoldheartblog. I hereby declare this my first ANNIVERSARY POST! “Happy Blogiversary” to thisoldheartblog, as it has been one year since I began reflecting, laughing at myself, meeting new friends, letting go, […]

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What Do You Think About When You Walk?

I was just wondering… what do you think about when you walk?  I have the most extraordinary, and sometimes the most creative thoughts when I walk.  Tell me… do you? It seems to me that my thought process is guided by the “tune” I am listening to at the time.  I have a playlist on […]

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Making Sense of Cholesterol

“Somewhere, over the rainbow, way up tall, There’s a land where they’ve never heard of cholesterol” ~ Allen Sherman   Everybody has a junk drawer.  A junk drawer contains treasures of the heart and its contents are generally overvalued by one person in particular for some reasonable – or at least close to reasonable – explanation.  […]

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Heart Disease and Profiling

  I am addicted to the suspense and escapades of the CBS Show “Criminal Minds.” I am in awe of criminal profiling.  I marvel at how the agents perform the physical and character analysis in tracking the perpetrator, only to arrest them before they strike again.  It leaves you on the edge of your seat!  […]

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Angina – Life with a Chronic Illness

Simply stated, the word BROKEN, in my humble opinion, best sums up the world of chronic angina. Broken, but o.k. One is not the whole person they profess to be, not the person they once were, nor the person filled with hope and dreams when your life is affected by chronic angina.  You know vehemently […]

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Your Heart, My Heart

Your heart. My heart. Merely using the word “heart” conjures a wave of nostalgic and exposed emotions, images, people, loves and memories. Our heart holds them all. The journey our heart has taken leaves an imprint that makes us the person we are today.  The heart holds a special place in our consciousness and being. […]

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Stony Trail Railway

He arrived home from yet another Model Railroad Show.  Although his heavy-lidded eyes revealed the weariness of his long day, he was energized.  He was full of stories.  He still had that sunny glint of new adventure in his eyes as if he had recaptured some of his youthful exuberance.  He became an indefatigable story-teller. […]

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Laugh Every Day to Keep a Heart Attack Away

“HO HO HA HA HA!” You heard that right.  We are learning how to laugh! I have been hearing about some health and fitness craze known as Laughter Yoga.  There are even trends called Laughter Therapy and Laughter Clubs! “HO HO HA HA HA!” The chant – “HO HO HA HA HA” is how class […]

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