Maybe you don’t have to push yourself forward. Maybe you just have to stop holding yourself back.


Hello Followers,

Today’s blog will be a little short, for I had an amazing week spending with our daughter.

Dan and I kept active playing with our grandson; along with taking him, our daughter, also our son-in-law to the duck lake, parks, swimming pool, for ice cream and the top of the mountain here in Roanoke with the star.

Young woman, my daughter,

My joy and my heart,

You've reached the end

Only to find a new start.

The world sees the young woman with her charm and her smile, but behind the woman,

I will always see the child. ❤️

So, this post will focus on the power of love.

Love is the best antidepressant, but many of our ideas about it are wrong.

The less love you have, the more depressed you are likely to feel.

Love is as critical for your mind and body as oxygen. It's not negotiable.

The more connected you are, the healthier you will be both physically and emotionally.

The less connected you are, the more you are at risk.

How many are you out there are left-handers?

I raise my left hand! When I was growing up, I learned everything right-handed; which made everything I did the wrong way.

It’s time to share some words from THE LEFT-HANDER’S HANDBOOK.


The New England Journal of Medicine suggest you can tell if you’re left-handed if the base of your left thumbnail is wider and squarer than the right.



Be aware of button pushing during disagreements.

One common way a person may attempt to sway your opinion is to introduce false isolation.

That is to say, well everybody thinks what I think and only you think differently.

Everybody may be family, a group of friends, or just a made-up everybody that doesn’t really exist.

If you react, not wanting to be the only one left out, this method of persuasion will be used on you again and again.

You will eventually lose confidence in your own thoughts.

It usually comes after you ask for a reason.

If there isn’t a good one.

Everybody else thinks or so seems to get pulled out as if that were a reason.

But it’s really not.

Being aware of this allows you to respond and again ask for a reason, rather than just to react and be persuaded against your own true feelings.

It is good to be open to and consider other people’s opinions when things actually concern and affect them.

But be careful not to abandon your own needs and concerns just because you’ve been told a group thinks otherwise, especially when the decisions and outcomes don’t even affect them.

Every person has wants, needs, and opinions, and yours are just as valid and important as anyone else.

Tragedy shatters innocence, but it need not destroy hope.

Resolve to make things better, no matter the size of the result.

The effort to improve is the key to a better tomorrow.

Tomorrow Dan and I are starting a new series, TIME.

If you are interested in reading Dan’s and My Journey Through Cancer without Surgery, Chemo or Radiation, just click on the books for more information:

MY JOURNEY OF COMPLETION (Body, Heart and Soul) – Enjoy Life While Managing Cancer



Dan and I grabbed an opportunity nine years ago, when we took on the adventure and moved to Mexico. Back then, we didn’t know what to expect, except that both of us were alive and ready for a change. We had been going to Tijuana for cancer treatments and knew somewhat what we were heading into. We ended up living in the center of the country however; better for travel purposes and it was nothing like what we had thought about. To this date, we are back in the states living in Virginia and what we took from Mexico was friendships, culture and understanding of their ways of life.


Through thousands of pictures that I took, Dan and I are showing how safe Mexico is. There is a saying ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’; this is so true! A picture tells a story just as well as, if not better than, a lot of written words.


"Chinese proverb. One picture is worth ten thousand words."

So, we will be posting a gallery of pictures on each post, hopefully you will see each one has a story.

Tomorrow I will continue the series on LIVING SUCCESSFULLY WITH SCREWED-UP PEOPLE, by Elizabeth B. Brown. Dan and I continue to share ways to benefit and help keep one’s health cells healthy. A wise man told me ten years ago, when one is in balance with themselves; one stays healthy.

The topic well be on TAKE CHARGE

For more information click on book


Food And Remedies That Heal; Alchemy of Herbs. Well, you be ready for a recipe with the herb thyme!

Get ready –


THIS IS AN ENCLOSURE – will be at the end of all the blogs, for I stress; this daily routine will heal and keep your body cells happy.

As I end this blog, Dan and I for several years have shared our experiences with enjoying life while managing cancer. By keeping healthy, our routine daily has been walking (exercise), meditation (for stress), Qigong (exercise and for stress).

I know some will say they do not have enough time with work, kids and household chores!!!

Dan and I have put together videos from WALK AT HOME together on our website, that you can follow in home; when you have short periods of time and unable to go out. They are from 15 mins up to 30 mins depending on the miles. This is one of the first steps to making your cells happy!!

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Also, meditation videos, help to lower stress and is also one of the first steps to making your cells happy; click on

Again, they are no more than 10 to 20 mins and they are guided meditations.

“Surrender is a gift that you can give yourself. It’s an act of faith. It’s saying that even though I can’t see where this river is flowing, I trust it will take me in the right direction.” ~ Debbie Ford

We are still working on Qigong video’s to be posted on the website for easy access, until now you can go to the blog and on the right-hand side are hash # tag words, just click on the word #walk #Qigong #meditation. The post will pop up and then you can begin. Have fun with it!



Maybe you don't have to push yourself forward. Maybe you just have to stop 🛑 holding yourself back.

Until Friday, remember; the mind has no time to dream of a better future if it’s too busy chasing shadows from the past. REFLECT, RESOLVE, LET GO, LIVE ON.

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