Sunday, November 4, 2012

Lois in Cancerland

When I was a little girl I had a love/hate relationship with Lewis Carroll’s book, “Alice in Wonderland."

I loved the story, but nevertheless would wake up, night after night, with nightmarish dreams.  I dreamed I was falling down a rabbit hole, where I ran as fast as I could with the madly grinning Cheshire Cat and the mean Queen of Hearts chasing me, screaming “Off with her head.”   My dear Irish Mom would come running to comfort me and I would fall asleep. Strangely enough the next day I would pull the book off the shelf and read it again.

A month ago I was a healthy 83 year old blogger and writer, when out of the blue, I became a not so healthy 83 year old blogger and writer, with cancer. I was diagnosed with ovarian and abdominal cancer. That is when I fell down Alice’s hole, but there was no grinning cat and no mean queen. That is because I was not in Wonderland, I was in Cancerland. It was just as scary though, because I was there alone.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

When things go wrong…

Two years ago, my mom (Lois) and I started our blog Kids Without Stuff, which eventually became Inspirational Path. We’ve posted over 400 articles and built up a loyal following of readers and fans. However, towards the end of September we stopped posting, primarily due to the demands of my new job and the fact that mom wasn’t feeling real well.

Then on October 2, mom’s not feeling well ended up with her in the hospital and during the next 4 days she was diagnosed with ovarian and abdominal cancer, not good news, thus, the title of this article, “When things go wrong…”

Friday, September 21, 2012

For The Love of Chocolate

A chocolate story

I admit it…. I do love chocolate.

My trouble is I only like milk chocolate. And - that is not the chocolate that is good for you. It seems that I am not alone in my choice.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

How to Achieve a Goal

6 Steps to Achieving Your Goal

The first step in achieving your goal is to know exactly what you wish to accomplish. Second, write your goal down. Third, see yourself achieving your goal. Fourth, have confidence and faith in yourself. Fifth, know in your heart that anything is possible. Sixth, declare your goal.

Monday, September 17, 2012

7 Quotes on Friendship

Quotable Quotes on Friendship

“A friend is someone who knows you well and still likes you.” Anonymous

“A friend is a person who listens attentively while you say nothing.” Anonymous

“Friends are made by many acts, and lost by only one.”