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Telling My Stories

Stroke Story: My Journey There and Back
June, 2017 will be 8 years since a massive brain hemorrhage changed my life. I was 57 years old and in good health. It has taken me this long to learn how to tell my story. My hope is that it will be a benefit to other survivors, their caretakers, and family to understand and empathize both the devastation of stroke, and the promise of recovery.

Critical to recovery is excellent physical, occupational and speech therapy, which I was blessed to have access to.  The ability of the brain to heal itself  is called neuroplasticity, which, through the repetition of movement, tasks and speech; simply, "working around" damaged brain tissue, stroke sufferers can regain function to a greater or lesser degree.

I am in the process of writing my life stories, and this episode is among the most crucial to me.  I hope you will read and find meaning in this very personal short story.

To purchase as an e-book or in print: Stroke Story: My Journey There and …

Catching Up

Dear Friends πŸ’•It has been a most intense several months for me. Perhaps you might be feeling the same way--whether you are in the U.S. or not--you may be thinking our election season has brought with it concern for what's to come. There is a foreboding as this year comes to an end. My comfort zone with our current President is about to end, and I feel a new anxiety; a sense of dread. I am working on these negative feelings and easing myself out of them to a place of renewed creativity.  I hope you'll find a way to work through your fears, too, if you have any. I would love to hear your thoughts, and how you plan to, or have been getting through these uncertain times.

On a bright note, a new personal essay of mine was published in WildflowerMuse ,a fine creative e-magonNov. 4th. It's a sweet story from my hippie days, and I hope you like it! πŸ“
Wild Strawberries

It's the 2nd non-fiction/memoir piece I've been thrilled to have published in WildflowerMuse. The first…