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The Healing Power of Nature

If we are friends on Facebook (cindyconey) or you have liked my public page (Cindyconeyfla), you have seen many, many sunrise pictures posted. I just can’t help myself. In our new home, I am fortunate enough to get to walk along Old Tampa Bay each morning. There is just something incredibly magical about the early […]

A Victor, Not a Victim

I heard the word victim on a television show my husband and I were watching the other night and it got me thinking about the powerlessness the word implies. One online dictionary defines victim as, “someone or something killed, destroyed, injured, oppressed, or otherwise harmed by, or suffering from, some act, condition, or circumstance:

The Artist Within

I have heard it said that we are all artists, that each of us possesses a special talent. Having taught school to little ones and raised two daughters, I do know that we are all born with a creative spirit. If you don’t believe me, give a room full of five year olds some finger […]

Chronically Conscientious

I am the first born, high achieving girl in our family. Thus, I came blessed with a double dose of the conscientiousness gene. My brother was lucky enough to get a second helping of the mechanical gene; meaning, don’t ever ask me to fix something. If unplugging it doesn’t solve it, I’m flat out of […]

Worry Warts

I never know why things pop into my brain, but this morning the term worry wart appeared. It’s such a funny expression that I just had to look up the origin. I discovered that “Worry Wart” was the name of a cartoon character created by J.R. Williams for a popular newspaper comic strip called “Out […]

Leaving Lupus Behind

When we moved to our new home my husband and I made a decision not to bring things we would not need. We agreed not to rent a storage unit to hold an overflow of possessions. I read the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and even tried to look at each object as […]

A Patient or a Person?

I’ve never been one of those people who insist on being called a person with lupus instead of a lupus patient; it was a categorical distinction that didn’t resonate with me. However, recently as I was out walking Busy Brain decided to mull over this these labels and their significance. It all began while listening […]

The Tough Decisions We Make

I have kept Busy Brain so busy lately with the move that she hasn’t had much time to think about anything other than paint colors, furniture placement and redoing the master bath. Moving takes a huge amount of time and energy, so once I fall into bed at night I don’t even have to worry […]

Something is Better than Nothing

I’ve heard this quote all of my life and, until recently, did not give it too much thought. However, lately I’ve often found myself silently repeating, “Something is better than nothing.” Let’s start with meditation. On January 1st of this year, I began a meditation practice. I blogged about the experience, as this new practice […]

A Lesson from My Fitbit

One would think that if I were going to learn a lesson from my Fitbit, the little device I clip to my waist to measure the distance I walk, it would be one about fitness, but recently I learned just a (Fit)bit more. As you probably know if you follow my blog posts, I love […]