Tag Archive: fear

Inside the Mind of Super Human Nik Wallenda

My heart was pounding and my mouth was dry from shallow breathing, and all I was doing was watching tightrope walker Nik Wallenda cross the Grand Canyon  while I sat on my couch trying to concentrate enough to get across the room for a drink of water 10 feet away. I have heard of the […]

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This is Not a Scene From “The Godfather”

Neal and I arrived home at 6:00 a.m., exhausted by the almost eight-hour flight from Hawaii, where we had gone to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The outside darkness wrapped around our house with a comforting welcome as we stepped through the front doorway into our living room, unaware of what awaited us. We didn’t bother […]

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The Fly That Wouldn’t Die

My eyes were blurry red from reading, while the muscles in my arms and shoulders burned from working late. Time for lights out. As soon as I crawled between the cool sheets under my comforter, my eyelids dipped closed a couple of times in the relaxing darkness of the night. Suddenly, my eyes popped open […]

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Mammograms Keep Saving my Life

The Beginning of My Journey  “Mrs. Hail, I believe the lump in your breast may be malignant. You’ll need to come in for further testing.”  Those were the dreaded words I heard from my doctor 28 years ago. How could I have breast cancer? No one in my family has had it, I thought. What […]

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