Author: Sheila

What would you do in six months?

My husband was reading a book recently that referenced a woman who routinely considers what she would do if she only had six months left to live. Of course, if


  8.06.2011   Joys, Personal philosophy   4 Comments

Yes, we really did it. Rob and I did a tandem sky dive jump on his 50th birthday. I wasn’t nervous until about five seconds before we jumped. We were

Training for transition

  7.06.2011   Personal philosophy   1 Comment

I’m training my replacement at work. By mutual agreement, I am transitioning to another position in the hospital, one that I will hold until the house sells and we leave


  30.05.2011   Joys, Personal philosophy   4 Comments

We recently celebrated Riley’s first birthday. On June 1, Rob will turn 50, and my grandmother will turn 90. I think about the span of these years, almost a hundred


  20.05.2011   Joys, Personal philosophy   No comments

From my collection of quotes, declarations of hope: I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts.

Getting to know myself

  17.05.2011   Joys, Personal philosophy   5 Comments

In the past few years, post kids in the house, I’ve had more time for myself. In some ways, with work, travel, new projects, my days seem as full as

Reality check

I went for a little ride yesterday. No, I wasn’t at Disneyland or driving some stretch of highway. I was lying on a table in the ultrasound room of the

Too late to apologize

  30.04.2011   Personal philosophy   2 Comments

There’s a song I hear on the radio, “Apologize.” The chorus says “it’s too late to apologize.” I wonder if that’s really true. It can be too late for apology

Perfect Biscuits; or, how to follow directions

I grew up in the South. I had grandmothers who cooked; a mom, aunts, cousins, a mother-in-law who are all stars in the kitchen. And I don’t do too badly

Choosing, not settling

  10.04.2011   Joys, Personal philosophy   4 Comments

Life is complicated. Few things, indeed, are perfect. Certainly no relationships meet that standard. So what does it mean to accept imperfections, or even differences, in another person? And does

Just feed one

  6.04.2011   Personal philosophy   2 Comments

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.” Mother Teresa “I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish

Unconditional love or approval?

I recently read a book that was amazing. Kitchen Table Wisdom, by Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, was first published in 1996. Somehow I missed it when it came out, all those