Scary Thoughts

Scary Thoughts

                                                          Photo by Lisa  M. Spradley Wide Awake. You know that feeling when you wake up in the middle of the night and cannot go back to sleep? You toss and turn and rearrange the pillows, but nothing helps. So you lay...
Do You Have Any Questions?

Do You Have Any Questions?

   Do you have any questions? Every transplant team member that I spoke with at Ochsner Medical Center asked me this question during the pre operative appointments that I had on Tuesday, August 22.  They asked again on the following Monday morning prior to starting...
Positive Persuasion

Positive Persuasion

Thumbs up!   That’s the sign Julie and I gave when asked if we would like to go faster on our boat tour of Hilton Head with our lovely host Trish and her husband Captain Gregg, aka Jack of All Sparrows. Positive persuasion to let them know we were all in!...
Work Harder, Believe In Yourself

Work Harder, Believe In Yourself

We can be our own worst enemy.  Continually doubting ourselves and setting goals only to not realize them because of a lack of faith in our ability.  Imagine living life with no hope and never realizing your dreams because of fear of failure.  It happens too often and...
Words Matter

Words Matter

Words matter. It was late. The flight was delayed. Everyone waiting was tired and ready to leave. The gate attendant was being ambushed with questions. Questions about missed connections, and when we might expect the flight to finally take off. He handled it like a...