Stumbling Toward Enlightenment

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28/11/2009
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7 Ways to Save Your Brain

A 2009 Mayo Clinic study found that of 1,300 people ages 70 to 89, those that had regularly engaged in mentally challenging activities, such as reading, playing games, and doing crafts, in their 50s and early 60s were 40 percent less likely to develop memory loss than those who hadn’t. Follow these simple steps to stay sharp as you age. Continue reading

27/11/2009
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The Cat-astrophic Cat-alyst

But then, with no warning, I felt a sudden, inexplicable urge to leave. Call it karma, coincidence, sixth sense or ESP, something told me to leave immediately. GO HOME. NOW! Unable to define the eerie sensation, but powerless to ignore it, I literally dragged Amanda to the car and sped toward our house, totally disregarding speed limits, barely pausing at red-lit intersections as that vague, but insistent feeling poured through my every fiber. Continue reading

27/11/2009
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Happy, Happy Everybody

But…I have so much STUFF! Lots of books! I’m going to have to wed them again, which I hate doing. I said a few years ago that I would stop buying books. But I STILL do! I LOVE books. I love my iPhone too, but I love books! And some magazines (This Old House, Yoga Journal, Ms, National Geographic…) Continue reading

20/11/2009
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A rainy day…and a cat story

She didn’t want to go. She clung to me and was wailing. Now everyone, for sure, was watching our struggle of separation. The man was being very gentle and saying to me that everything would be fine. I wasn’t so sure. Finally Cassie let go and I turned a fled the building. I cried all the way home and for days afterward. Continue reading

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