A Tribute to 911

Written by my twin brother the “day after” the strikes.  God bless America.  We must hold our hands and hearts together – no matter where we are from, if we have made America our home – We are all for one, and one for all – Americans first!  God bless you.



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Flatline.  You’ve heard it before.  You may connect it with someone who has died in an emergency, for instance…there is no beating of the heart on the monitor – only a flatline.

It’s easy to forget your life, and mine, are minutes away from ANYTHING!  Anything can happen, and it does.  Life is not motionless, nor is it forever…it is a strange phenomenon that takes us from a tiny curled infant, to various stages, and finally the age wherein an elderly person begins to “shrink and curl up “ again.  It is just the way it is. A really strange thing too is that time is not without movement.  Another phenomenon!  It changes in our minds from as a child, feeling that it is taking too long to grow up- time moves slowly and we are full of energy and dreams, anxious to be an adult – then suddenly we are in the middle of life!  In those years thoughts swirl like a whirlwind because it seems there is no time.  Not enough to take a breath and relax…it seems.

From those moments, mama told me , “Life proceeds to a point wherein you are no longer the center of your world, but more of an “afterthought”.  People still love you but they no longer have time to slow to your pace.  Your energy levels have dropped, the body has wear and tear, and thoughts of how to maintain through the pain, take the place of dreams.

Time has two speeds.  It slows to a crawl when you are alone, but when you are in the middle of “action” (as she said) time once again speeds up to accelerate full throttle.  She said it also surprises you how fast those years pass to when you are considered REALLY OLD.

“I still walk by a mirror and wonder how I can be that old lady and feel so young, mostly, in my mind.  I want to run and jump and play.  I want to do everything.  I am simply unable to do any of it. The time has passed.”

It always made me sad when mama really got these feelings out – but she needed to have someone be there with her.  Time is variable.  Time is elusive. Time is a conundrum.  Ours lives don’t come with a guarantee.  We are born, and every step we take moves us closer to death.

I am NOT negative.  I am not unhappy or being sour.  I am a realist.  These things are true.  Why did I write this today?  I have no idea.  Sometimes I just put my fingers on the keyboard and they fly.

However, I will take some measures today, not to waste whatever time is allotted to me. Where ever time and circumstance takes me, I will not throw my arms up in the air and say, “but I didn’t want to be here.”  I will not get mad or sad or feel ANYTHING but will feel empowered today.  The power knowing I HAVE CHOICES 100% OF THE TIME really is mine.

Whatever happens I am going to handle it with decorum, anticipation, and do the best I can to find joy and fun in whatever I face.  I know one thing for sure.  If I THINK I will be miserable there is more than a possibility – I absolutely will!  Truth be told, I tried being miserable.  It sucked!   So I gave it up.

Now stop reading and get up, stretch and smile and rock on…..I am going out of this life happy and believing, no matter what!  It is my time and I’ll do what I want with it!  (Oh my gosh, I felt like an 8 year old writing that!)  But it’s true.  Create a beautiful day, and thank you for taking the time to read my post!

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Easy stress management

Just take a day off from your lists, all the tasks, and all the worry….even just an hour. Everything will still be there when you return! Go outside and enjoy the natural beauty all around us.
I think this is a lovely setting considering most everything was weeds (I know there are some Poppies and wildflowers -  and there is a fire hydrant in the middle of it. To me it is very artistic.

See what you can find and have a beautiful day! God bless!

fire hydrant

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So God Made a Dog

WHILE you are watching this short youtube video (and you MUST watch it!) – use your oxygen…slow inhalations, and slow exhalations.  In with peace, turmoil out your fingertips.  Create a beautiful day.  I need to go love my dogs!

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Stem Cells from YOUR OWN Body

Stem Cell Therapy for Hip Injuries and Arthritis

“Advanced stem cell therapy and blood platelet treatments for common degenerative hip conditions, injuries, and arthritis.”

“The human body is made of billions of specialized cells that form specific organs like the brain, skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and bone. Each day these cells go through a degenerative and regenerative process. As older cells die, new cells are born from stem cells with the unique capability of being able to create multiple types of other cells. However, when tissues are injured, the degenerative process exceeds this regenerative process, resulting in structures that become weaker, painful and less functional. While there are several types of stem cells, those that are best at promoting musculoskeletal healing (tendon, ligament, cartilage and bone) are found in body fat.”


“Patient Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy for Hip Conditions”

“These non-surgical stem cell injection procedures happen within a single day and may offer a viable alternative for those who are facing surgery or hip replacement. Patients quickly return to normal activity following their procedure and are able to avoid the painful and lengthy rehabilitation periods that are required following hip surgery to help restore strength, mobility and range-of-motion. You are far less vulnerable to the serious risks associated with traumatic hip surgeries, such as infection and blood clots.”

“Stem Cell injection procedure utilizes stem cells from your own body’s reserves to help heal the injured area”


“Fluoroscopy allows doctors to precisely place the stem cells into injured areasMost tissues in the body have their own stem cells, which have the ability to produce mature cells of that specific nature.  Their job is to replenish cells of that tissue when old cells die.”

“Modern techniques in today’s medicine allows us to withdraw stem cells, concentrate them through a lab process and then re-inject them precisely into the injured tissues in other areas of the body using advanced imaging guidance. Through Fluoroscopy and MSK Ultrasound, medical personal are able to ensure the cells are being introduced into the exact area of need.”


Stem cell procedures using your own stem cells is still in it’s infancy, however strides are being made daily. Some medical professionals feel this procedure may take the need for delicate surgeries and the risks of anesthesia.  I have such a strong feeling that the “body healing itself” is the right way to go, I am going to do this procedure in place of a major hip replacement.

The healing takes longer (though I have had a hip replaced) and it took a full three months to heal – and it was very painful.  I had quality professionals and the results are good, but I also have new hardware in my body – permanently!

There is no guarantee it will work, and no insurance covers it yet, but I have a “God level” feeling it may heal more than just the hip.  Studies are being performed working with those who have had spinal cord injuries (myself included). Thus far using your own stem cells has found it’s way into the areas of cancer, MS, and even the brain.

Long term studies only go out 4 years, and there are not a lot of studies with the elderly, as the cost is prohibitive.  Check out other spots on the internet and see what you can discover.  Wouldn’t it be A GREAT WAY TO MANAGE STRESS – using your own stem cells and no facing surgeries and perhaps healing from spinal cord disabilities!

Have a beautiful day!






How Are The Stem Cells Obtained?

  • The human body keeps a supply of stem cells available to help repair injured and degenerated tissues at all times, making it fairly simple to retrieve them for therapeutic purposes.
  • Procedure is done in the office, under ultrasound or x-ray precision and guidance.
  • After stem cells are withdrawn they are taken to a laboratory and centrifuged to concentrate and purify the stem cells while other cells that are not needed are removed, leaving a concentrated sample of stem cells used to help heal your injury.
  • The entire process is done by hand to enable customized designing of the stem cell specimen for your particular injury.
  • A preparation of your concentrated platelets are also gathered at this time for injection into the injury site to release growth factors that “turn on” the stem cells that will later be injected.


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Bada bing, bada boom!

When you wake up and pain from an injury makes you think the day is already destined to be bad -  as they used to say on Sopranos, “Boda bing, boda boom – FORGET IT!”
If you are forced to take pain medication, remember if it’s strong to eat something too.  Also when you begin to feel tired or nauseated, take a breath and get a ginger ale.  Since my surgeries I do take pain meds – but I take THEM – they do not take me.  I like my brains and energy.  I don’t LIKE the feeling.  I use meds to “manage pain”, but I monitor them carefully…I cannot believe people buy pain meds to get high!  If I never had to use another one again it would be a hallejuh!
Whatever you pay attention to will be multiplied in power, and will be the primary thing in your life.  Be careful.  These are not words that are just words.  I know from personal experience if you dwell on ANYTHING it will transform into a power that leads you down a path.
When you “think” I am depressed – you will be depressed.  If you keep thinking in that direction it will get worse.  I am serious.  I know it takes practice to change your thoughts, but come on, if you are SICK of being sick, or in pain, or miserable – do something about it!  YOU ARE THE ONLY PERSON WHO CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
I believe in prayer, however, if YOU refuse to try to change, you will loose in the short, or long run.  Take a breath.  DIVERT YOUR OWN ATTENTION away from the problem, and tackle another challenge or do something you can do for fun.  Hug someone or teach a child something.
Guess what?  Your pain will “be managed” more effectively.  If you sit and think about how bad it is – well, you KNOW within what will happen.  If you get off your tush and take the reins – you can CREATE a great day. That’s all I’m saying.  YOU have all the power to do whatever you want.  Remember, no great athlete or musician got to the point of greatness without PRACTICE!
I believe I just talked myself into not paying so much attention to this pain I thought was going to overwhelm my day.
“Boda bing, boda boom” time to be in charge of my life and have a GREAT DAY.  I surely hope you do the same.  (By the way, I know prayer works, but you have free will to accept the healing and enhance your life – or deny the healing offered. ) It’s up to you baby!  Choose carefully. Accept the blessings offered………be grateful.
Love to you from me-a fellow human that really cares!  I’ve been at the bottom of the barrel too.  No more!

kissing fish cloudsA blue, blue sky, and clouds that look like kissing fish!  I’m smiling!

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Thomas Edison handling stress

This is a wonderful true story I want to share with everyone who enjoys this blog. If you’ve read me before you know I broke my back two years ago, had to have surgeries, and now have some serious permanent disabilities.

I was a fitness trainer, a dancer, and taught stress management and relaxation (thank God). My life was perfect. Now I am working every day creating my new life, and when I read these paragraphs from a deliciously spiritual book, God in You, by Dr. David Jeremiah, I just had to share.

I have such respect for Thomas Edison today..

“It was December of 1914 when Thomas Edison’s great laboratories in West Orange, New Jersey, were almost entirely destroyed by fire. In one night Edison lost 2 million dollars worth of equipment and the record of much of his life’s work. Edison’s son, Charles, ran frantically about trying to find his father and finally came upon him standing near the fire, his face ruddy in the glow, and his white hair blown by the winter winds.”

“ My heart ached for him.” Charles Edison said. “He was no longer young, and everything was being destroyed. He then spotted me. And he said to me, “Where is your mother? Find her. Bring her here. She will never see anything like this again as long as she lives!”

The next morning, walking about the charred embers of so many of his hopes and dreams, the sixty-seven-year old Edison mused, “There is great value in disaster. All our mistakes are burned up. Thank God! We can start all over again.”

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