I’ve been sitting vigil with my dying kitty for about 24 hours now. I have not slept. She has consistently needed tending to as she can no longer stand but clearly indicates a need to move and shift her body that she might be comfortable. This is precious, delicious time. I’ve been watching the film… Continue Reading →
Close to a year ago I wrote a post entitled: Aging gracefully: allowing the gray. Since it’s relatively short, I’m including it in full below before I make additional comments based on now having grown my gray hair!…
So, mostly I’ve enjoyed this process this time around. But it sometimes gives me pause too. I wrote the little below blurb to share with girlfriends recently.
Before I got sick I was still mistaken to be in my 20s pretty much routinely. The last time I got carded was the last time I was in a bar at age 42. … [click on title to read the rest]
This is a compilation post of some things I’ve shared before and some that I have not. My cat is often a source of inspiration. All my pets have been, but this post is inspired by Jezebel who is my remaining living cat at the moment. Here’s an article that was inspired by her, but… Continue Reading →
“It’s inconvenient” we all say when first confronted with the fact that sentient beings need to eat wholesome real food without added toxins and chemicals. But is it really? Is it really more inconvenient to cook your child’s breakfast with fresh, clean ingredients rather than pour it from a box? Really? I’d say the real inconvenience is the chronic illness, diabetes, mental illness, behavioral issues etc, etc, etc… that often results from NOT feeding your children and yourselves real food.
From NPR yesterday: Those of us who own pets know they make us happy. But a growing body of scientific research is showing that our pets can also make us healthy, or healthier. That helps explain the increasing use of animals — dogs and cats mostly, but also birds, fish, and even horses — in… Continue Reading →
I meditate with my cat regularly as I shared in my tool box post yesterday: If you’re a cat lover, I found a nice way to meditate when in a lot of pain is to hold my cat to my chest and meditate to her purring and/or her breathing. It’s very soothing. The purring and… Continue Reading →
There are lots more tools and methods of support to browse in the drop-down menus at the top of this site — don’t limit yourself to this page. This site is now 11 years running and there are more than 5,000 posts. Many of those best suited to support you are found in the drop-down… Continue Reading →
Metabolic Effects Significantly Lower With INVEGA(R) Compared To Olanzapine — This is NON NEWS we already know that Risperdal has less weight gain/metabolic problems than Zyprexa. This does not mean it’s safe. INVEGA is Risperdal’s patent extender so this is just to pump up business on their new EXPENSIVE still dangerous drug. If you’re gonna… Continue Reading →
She looks just like my Jezebel, except this little kitty is younger. And Jezebel actually has a much more annoying meow when she goes at it. (the video is short and sweet at only 1/2 a minute)