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June 2009

Saving Paper (and Trees)

I remember when I used to lovingly scold my friends about using so much printer paper. Whether it’s at home or in the office, if you print out one document with an error, it had to be fixed and printed again. The discarded document would end up in the trash. Commitment to Change I’m happy… Read More


Thin but Not Fit

Too Thin

The other day at the grocery store checkout line, I got to watch the thin woman in front of me place her items on the conveyor belt. She was dressed in white shorts and an aqua blue top. All of her clothes were form fitting. Although she had an attractive figure for an exceptionally thin… Read More

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Fear of Colonoscopy

Well, after all of my recent posts on the colon, colon cancer and colonoscopies, I realized I hadn’t shared my experience with my life-changing event. The long and the short of it is that the prep work is the worst part and the actual colonoscopy was a breeze. The Prep Instructions There are several prep… Read More


There are a couple of good things that people don’t think about after having a colonoscopy. The first good thing is finding out whether or not you have a clean bill of health. Whichever way the diagnosis leads, it’s all good. If you are all clear, no polyps no tears, then that’s great. It’s a… Read More

Colon Cancer

First let me start this post by saying that I’m not an expert on colon cancer. My life has indirectly been affected by it so I get to vicariously experience what it can do. One of the first signs we noticed in hind sight was blood in or on the stool. If you think you… Read More


Here’s the scoop. If you’re a mom (especially an at-home mom), you tend to have your hands in water a lot. The first symptoms of softness deterioration usually show up after the birth of your first child. Children cause you to constantly wash your hands. You wash your hands before you change the baby and… Read More