Last week I accompanied a friend and my grandchildren to the Museum of Nature to view the special exhibit on the brain. Of all the marvels this wondrous organ provides, the surprising fact that has stuck with me is the effect of even mild dehydration on the brain.
About T Boyle
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Meanwhile lets just say that we are proud T Boyle contributed a whooping 180 entries.
We all, at our core, are bold and brave and have something original to contribute. why not do so while we have the chance.
We show up for each other, wholeheartedly, and we learn on the job by paying attention as we live our lives.
Yesterday, my friend Patricia, sent me a link to an article by the well-known writer’s writer, Natalie Goldberg. The article is called Old Age is not Guaranteed and is an excerpt from her new book called Let the Thundering World Come Home.
Set aside sometime everyday to spend with something that you love.
“Never resist a generous impulse.” Words spoken by the Dalai Lama at a conference I attended in Vancouver 2004.
There isn’t much to laugh at when it comes to cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and so many other painful, life threatening, and on-going difficult illnesses that life throws in our way. One of my teachers, Dr. Itami, uses laughter as part of his healing prescription for cancer patients.
Woody Allan, along with others, has been quoted as saying that 80% of success is just showing up. There is a kernel of truth there but I suggest that showing up wholeheartedly may be the defining factor.
I read a book, as a young 20 year old living in Montreal, called Sing While There is Voice Left. It was written by a theologian and I remember nothing specific about it, other than the title. The title, however, has stuck with me my entire life.
Dr. Itami’s guidelines are available and helpful to anyone dealing with a difficult illness, including caregivers.