Tag Archives: happiness

Oxycodone: This One’s for Bob


Fourteen thousand “views” on my blogs in the last two months.  Congratulations, you guys have such good taste! I awake, perhaps for the third time this night.  Should I take a drink, turn over and go back to sleep, or … Continue reading

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Loving Others


What were the best moments of your life? My last glucose was 544, so I thought this was a good time to collect the best moments of my life. The most recent was in April at the Empathic Therapy Conference. … Continue reading

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What is a Disability?


A disability is any condition that prevents you from performing activities of daily living, and from which there is no reasonable expectation of recovery. ADLs—activities of daily living—are the normal things people do in the course of a day:  walk, … Continue reading

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Happiness is . . .


            In April 2001, despite having about a dozen chronic illnesses, I stopped taking drugs.  So what have I learned in the past decade?             I have learned that happiness consists of a good night’s sleep, a healthy diet, challenging … Continue reading

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The Happiness Broker


            This afternoon the Call-a-Bus driver was commenting on my shiny new electric powered wheelchair.  The undertone, of course, was that I didn’t need it and she shouldn’t have to pay for it through her taxes to Medicaid and Medicare.  … Continue reading

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