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Hiatus

This post is dedicated to all of you that kept tabs on me during my social media/blog hiatus (THANK YOU!) and those who just wonder why I disappeared for so long. In January, I never thought I’d be writing this in July. I really didn’t mean to blow you all off, it was nothing personal. […]

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What You Need to Know About Stroke Infographic

What You Need to Know About Stroke

As promised in my last post, here’s a gift from Helen at Home Care Plus in Ireland: Count to two. In the amount of time it took you, somewhere in the world, someone had a stroke. Now count to 10. By the time you reach 10, one of the 5 will have suffered a fatal […]

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Strokes leave us feeling helpless with a lack of control over our own lives. Reclaim your life by learning how to create goals and actionable plans for achieving them.

Taking Back My Life with Intention

With 2016 looming closer and my life not close to resembling what I thought it would look like when I turned 50 (just months away), I decided to it was time to be much more proactive. 3 years ago, the stroke completely derailed my goals, ambitions, and plans. It consumed my whole world. It will […]

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Life is full of the unexpected, finding silver linings make it easier to cope. Bump after bump, Paul always manages to find a solution to save the day and a Silver Lining to save his attitude.

Bumps in the Road

Paul is back to share a couple more silver-lining stories. Finding the good in the bad can be a lifesaver or in Paul’s case, a trip saver! You can follow Paul’s Tiny Trailer Trip Adventures on Facebook (Tiny-Trailer-Trip-2015). I recently took a huge meandering trip around the US & Eastern Canada…solo. Sleeping in a tiny […]

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Dropping unhealthy eating habits and creating healthy ones is often difficult. Finding ways to make healthy eating transitions easier results in less stress and greater success.

Transitioning to Healthier Eating

I started to comment on a thread in our Healthy Living for Stroke Survivors Facebook Group (feel free to follow the link & join us) but my comment got so long I decided to create a new thread instead. Then that became too long too, so here I am writing a blog post. Thankfully, cutting […]

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Limited energy and poor short-term memory due to stroke make being productive very difficult. Proper planning and consistent routines make accomplishing daily tasks much easier.

Routines after Stroke are Crucial

Daily Planning  I’ve always been a general planner, mapping out what I want to accomplish for the year, month, week or day. I’d be very flexible with my plans. Not anymore. Since the stroke, I have to create detailed plans and routines in order to accomplish anything. I need them to remember and to create the […]

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Stroke After Stroke; a rower’s pilgrimage written by Barb Polan is by far the best book written by a stroke survivor.

An Amazing Stroke Survivor Narrative

Since I started year 4 of fighting stroke deficits, I’ve been overdoing it.  This weekend I took a forced break (my body said “no more” and shut down).  I spent the time in bed reading a stroke survivor book.   You just have to read this book, it is by far the best book written […]

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An obsession with people watching.

An Obsession with People Watching

We do our weekly shopping on Saturday afternoon or Sunday mornings. We hit about 5 stores. Yes, you heard that right, 5 friggin stores for one week of groceries. None of them carries everything I want, well at least not for the price I’m willing to pay. We also go to dinner or breakfast, my […]

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Delving into Mindfulness

Delving into Mindfulness

I’ve always believed that meditation and mindfulness are extremely useful tools for finding peace in a crazy world. I’ve randomly practiced both. In other words, I’ve practiced half-assed, without any type of commitment. Honestly, I’ve only turned to it during my most desperate moments. In rehab, I repeatedly listened to Guided Healing Meditations with Bernie […]

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