My Sister, Pam

© Heather Summerhayes Cariou Her hands were larger than mine; her heart too, for that matter. She was twenty-two months younger than I, but her life was shorter. She was my sister, Pam. Her long, bony fingers were clubbed at the tips, with splayed, purple-tinged nails that suggested the lack of oxygen in her blood. Her palms were...

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My Sister, Pam

Her hands were larger than mine; her heart too, for that matter. She was twenty-two months younger than I, but her life was shorter. She was my sister, Pam. Her long, bony fingers were clubbed at the tips, with splayed, purple-tinged nails that suggested the lack of oxygen in her blood. Her palms were salty. She had “Sixty-five...

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Stay Sane, Reduce Holiday Stress, Pass-Along Tip#8

Here’s Something New to Feel Good About Today! The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another’s desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant,...

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Love People, Use Things

“Here’s Something New To Feel Good About Today!” “We should love people and use things, not use people and love things” Know anyone on the east coast coping with the effects of Hurricane Irene? I was raised in the Boston area and then lived in NYC for most of my life. My last residence was on Long...

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Family and Friends Give Love and Support

Here’s Something To Feel Good About Today! “Family, a group experience of love and support.” Marianne Williamson If you want to be humbled and awestruck at the same time, visit a redwood forest. My visit to Muir Woods in Northern California was as much a holy experience as it was an education about living. I stood amidst...

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Mothers & Daughters Raising Each Other

Here’s Something To Feel Good About Today! “The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” ~Rajneesh Until children came into my own life, I never understood the complicated, entangled and sometimes...

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