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Gnarly, not OLD!

  Kathie Lee Gifford said it. “I am no longer old.  I’ve now become gnarly.”  I heard it one contemplative morning on the show “Today with Kathie Lee and Hoda” on NBC. This wise declaration made me think.  Who wants to be old?  YES! I am gnarly too! The definition of gnarly is “difficult, dangerous […]

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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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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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The Story of the Five Bears – Part III “Teaching Academics”

As you may recall, once upon a time in the year 2014 there were Five Bears, who lived together in a crazy, multigenerational household, filled with crazy, unconditional love and crazy – sometime uncontrollable commotion and organized chaos.  All the Bears called it simply and tenderly “Home, Sweet Home.” One of them was a little […]

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Making Your Mes-othelioma Your Message

It was just a few week ago that I wrote about “making your mess your message.”  I had heard the phrase declaring that “Honey, everybody’s got something” on the CBS morning show Good Morning America.  The true-to-life words were fashioned by the mother of anchor and newscaster Robin Roberts.  It is also the title of […]

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The Story of the Five Bears – Part II “Teaching Kindness”

As you may recall, once upon a time in the year 2014 there were Five Bears, who lived together in a crazy, multigenerational household, filled with crazy, unconditional love and crazy – sometime uncontrollable commotion and organized chaos. All the Bears called it simply and tenderly “Home, Sweet Home.” One of them was a small, […]

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“Everybody’s Got Something”

    We are all human. We are all different and still all the same. We all live under the same sun. We all see the same moon. AND… “Everybody’s got something.”

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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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