LC6-It’s Chronic

It’s taking time for me to understand and adjust to my health challenges being chronic. The word comes from the Greek root word “khronos” meaning time. The dictionary meanings are: continuing or occurring again and again for a long time; always present or encountered and especially vexing, weakening, or troubling; being, providing, or needing long … Read more

Get Ready for Spring

Greetings Further Shore Friends, I hope everyone is finding ways to enjoy the winter season and there has been some time for inner contemplation and dreaming into this new year, 2024. In keeping with my appreciation of seasonal timings, today’s newsletter is dedicated to Imbolc, the cross-quarter point between the winter solstice and the vernal … Read more

LC5-Mortality and a Moonshot

The pandemic is not “over” for people with Long Covid (LC). We are still concerned about catching a cold. We are the people wearing masks in public and asking our dear ones if they will kindly take a PCR test before we spend time together because the antigen home tests are often falsely negative. We … Read more

LC4-I Caught a Cold

In November of 2019, I caught a cold. In truth, that cold came from a virus. I know that now, but this happened before there was any talk about SARS-CoV-2 the virus that causes COVID-19. I became symptomatic in November after an up-close conversation with a friend who had a cold (sounded stuffy, was coughing). … Read more

LC3-Hindsight is 20/20

A friend recently told me that Chris Cuomo of News Nation has begun a series about Long Covid (LC). There are several five-minute segments that began in October. In each segment, Chris interviews specialists like Dr. William Li, medical director of the Angiogenesis Center and Dr. Purvi Parikh, an immunologist and spokesperson from the Allergy … Read more

“W” is for Wisdom Walking

I debated a long while about the “W” topic for the ABC’s of Living Well. My dilemma: Walking or Wisdom? Walking is something that most of us do without even thinking about it. Of course, that is unless (or until) there is pain, an injury, or some other biological limitation to walking. Medical literature praises … Read more

December News Brief

The holiday season is upon us! Did you know that there are twenty (plus) holidays worldwide in the month of December? A quick internet search provides details on all sorts of cultural and religious holidays celebrating the Buddha’s Enlightenment, Jewish celebration, Hanukkah, secular festival celebrating African cultural values, Kwanzaa,  Yule or Winter Solstice, Christmas, New … Read more

“V” is for Volunteering

This one is especially close to my heart because of the community response to meeting Wayne’s needs during cancer treatment as well as his time in hospice care. There were countless volunteers helping with shopping, cleaning, meal prep, driving to appointments, and social support. These kind acts were in addition to practitioners offering pro bono … Read more

November News Brief

Greetings Further Shore friends, These early November days are for the Remembrance Holidays, as we take time to honor and celebrate loved ones who have passed from this life. The upcoming season of winter holidays can be a time of joy and celebration, gift exchanges, and sharing good times. For persons who are grieving, holidays … Read more

October News Brief

Welcome to October, the month of hayrides, corn mazes, riotous fall colors, leaves swirling, and pumpkin spice everything! Fall in the northern hemisphere is a time of beauty and bustle; of bringing in the late harvest, storing away the patio furniture, and preparing for winter. During the Remembrance Holidays in late October and early November … Read more