Million Dollar Baby

What is a baby worth? To one family, it could be that they are willing to pay tens of thousands of dollars for invetro-fertalization treatments and many thousands connected with travel and then, the added expenses associated with high risk pregnancy. They could spend upwards...

Beauty Within

This morning is beautiful here in New England. The weather is seldom so glorious. It's 76 degrees, the sun is up, the birds are singing, squirrels frolicking, chip monks cheeping, and the insects are minimal. As I sit in the yard, soaking up the beauty...

Lyme Life Monday ~

Are you stuck in a rut? So many people are. I know a lot of people with chronic illness that have seasons of blah and seasons of exciting growth. I often wonder what makes the difference. Are they just lucky, especially motivated, inexplicably charged with...

Is there Life Off-Line?

I had all but forgotten what it was like to sweep off my front steps. They get the morning sun and it had broken 40 degrees outside, so I brushed our Labrador Retriever out there. We heat with wood. Tiny woodchips and ash are as...

Lyme Life ~Monday Planning

If you are like most people, you may have indulged in a bit of frivolity last month. The scale may need some adjusting. Maybe you have an unruly wardrobe. Or maybe nothing changed externally, but you can feel the lasting remnants of eating and drinking...

Lyme Life ~Ready to Die

I'm ready to die. Just because someone is ready to die, doesn't mean they want to. Conversely, just because someone wants to die, doesn't mean they are ready to.When I say that I am ready to die, I mean I have come to terms with my...

Lyme Life ~Nobody Dies Suddenly

Some people will certainly find the title offensive. Some will immediately balk. Some will think of loved ones or acquaintances who were killed in an accident. Others know someone who died of an illness without warning.It’s true that people die without long drawn-out illness. It...