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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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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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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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Rosie O’Donnell Goes Red for Women 2014

I am my own biggest critic.  There is no doubt.  I continue to muster up the courage to move past my own vulnerability and uncertainty to deal with life’s next challenge.  We all have a need for validation.  We all want to be seen.  We all want to be heard.  Everyone wants to be respected […]

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In Search of My Red Dress

National Wear Red Day 2014 is Friday, February 7th – it is a day of celebration and a time to raise awareness about women and heart disease. It is common knowledge that every woman needs “a little black dress.”  But if you are a woman with heart disease, you must also have “a little red […]

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What if I Told You…

What if I told you… I have a pill that is so AMAZING that it could be considered magical and miraculous and, in fact, this is well established in journals in renowned medical fields. With this powerful “medication” you will be protected in your life’s journey, no matter where you travel.  It will improve the […]

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“My Heart, My Life”

As the magic of the holiday season fades and we feel those extra cookies and hot chocolate, the New Year resolutions begin. The Story of 2013 closes.  I feel a certain sadness, an ending filled with recollection of the gifts and memories and time shared with those my heart loves the most.  It stirs emotions […]

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Cardiac Rehab – Camaraderie, Recovery, Exercise, Motivation and Education

Cartoonist Randy Glasbergen kind of says it all!  This classic illustration by cartoonist Randy Glassberger kind of says it all! Like many people, we become too relaxed and infrequent about our exercise workouts.  Our attitude can change quickly when a cardiac event occurs within our life. Once you recover from the life-changing blow and disbelief […]

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Having a Heart Attack

I remember … when my Dad was having a heart attack… or so I thought … and indeed, he did.  Mom never called 911.  Dad did have his hand over his heart and his face was grimaced and worrisome.  He clutched his nitroglycerin tightly in his hand.  His breathing was heavy and he was almost […]

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Doin’ it for Derek

“A star falls from the sky and into your hands. Then it seeps through your veins and swims inside your blood and becomes every part of you. And then you have to put it back into the sky. And it’s the most painful thing you’ll ever have to do and that you’ve ever done. But […]

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