No words…

No words…

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Photo: Grumman Memorial Park, Long Island New York.


  1. Thank you for watching over me
  2. All of the sleepless nights you lay awake
  3. Thank you for knowing when to hold me close and when to let me go
  4. Thank you for every stepping stone and for the path that always leads me home
  5. I thank you for the time you took to see the heart inside of me
  6. You gave me the roots to start this life and then you gave me wings to fly
  7. I learned to dream because you believed in me
  8. There’s no power like it on this earth
  9. No treasure equal to its worth
  10. The gift of a mother’s love
  11. Thank you for every sunlit day which fill the corners of my memory
  12. Thank you for every selfless unsung deed you did for me
  13. Thank you for giving me the choice to search my soul until I could find my voice
  14. Thank you for teaching me to be strong enough to bend and the roots to start this life with wings to fly
  15. I learned to dream and you believed in me.
  16. There’s no power like it on this earth nor a treasure to equal its worth
  17. The gift of a mother’s love

    I thank God for a mother to love             my mothersdearest.jpg


The call came in. It was my sister….. excitedly blurting out the news that our birth mother is in town and would like to see us……

Me being the oldest daughter of 6, taken or given  from my birth mom at the tender age of two. I needed to make a choice to see her or not.

So here is my answer:

This “meeting” comes in the month and anniversary of my mother (adopted) been off our Earth since 2005.  I am thinking about her always.


I do not despise my birth mother. Grateful she gave me a chance at a new life…. the timing is just off.  Forging the day with business meetings and family issues.  No time to focus on the past.  Perhaps, one day…….. on my terms…. if not too late…… we may sit down for a  coffee and chat.

What are your thoughts…………….. Would love to read them. R~



“I HAD A DREAM!”I know you have heard this quote before, but this is my dream.

I did dream that evil was rising from the earth and raining down from the heavens. This evil was man. The politicians, business men, criminals, regular men and women were all attacking the rich, less fortunate and the weak.

I as myself with a special staff fought the evil without violence. Revealed my staff and taped the evil person upon the head and “POOF”.

All who were touched by my staff became infant babies. To relive their life for all they had acquired, known, achieved or hurt during their past lifetime was gone.

No memory of them on earth. The people they hurt or killed directly or indirectly, were alive and safe again.

To have never been born and to be born again.

A second chance at life.

Silly dream…….Image

The 35 Symptoms of Menopause


The 35 Symptoms of Menopause
This list of common symptoms that occur during perimenopause and menopause was developed from the real-life experiences of hundreds of women. All symptoms were experienced by numerous women and were either cyclical in nature, or responded to treatments (both traditional and alternative)known to address hormonal imbalances.

  1. Hot flashes, flushes, night sweats and/or cold flashes, clammy feeling (see note)
  2. Irregular heart beat
  3. Irritability
  4. Mood swings, sudden tears
  5. Trouble sleeping through the night (with or without night sweats)
  6. Irregular periods; shorter, lighter periods; heavier periods,flooding; phantom periods, shorter cycles, longer cycles
  7. Loss of libido (see note)
  8. Dry vagina (see note)
  9. Crashing fatigue
  10. Anxiety, feeling ill at ease
  11. Feelings of dread, apprehension, doom (see note)
  12. Difficulty concentrating, disorientation, mental confusion
  13. Disturbing memory lapses
  14. Incontinence, especially upon sneezing, laughing; urge incontinence (see note)
  15. Itchy, crawly skin (see note)
  16. Aching, sore joints, muscles and tendons (see note)
  17. Increased tension in muscles
  18. Breast tenderness
  19. Headache change: increase or decrease
  20. Gastrointestinal distress, indigestion, flatulence, gas pain, nausea
  21. Sudden bouts of bloat
  22. Depression (see note)
  23. Exacerbation of existing conditions
  24. Increase in allergies
  25. Weight gain (see note)
  26. Hair loss or thinning, head, pubic, or whole body; increase in facial hair
  27. Dizziness, light-headedness, episodes of loss of balance
  28. Changes in body odor
  29. Electric shock sensation under the skin and in the head (see note)
  30. Tingling in the extremities (see note)
  31. Gum problems, increased bleeding
  32. Burning tongue, burning roof of mouth, bad taste in mouth, change in breath odor
  33. Osteoporosis (after several years)
  34. Changes in fingernails: softer, crack or break easier
  35. Tinnitus: ringing in ears, bells, ‘whooshing,’ buzzing etc.(see note)


  • Symptom 1 (flashes) Hot flashes are due to the hypothalamic response to declining ovarian estrogen production. The declining estrogen state induces hypophysiotropic neurons in the arcuate nucleas of the hypothalamus to release gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) in a pulsatile fashion, which in turn stimulates release of luteinizing hormone (LH). Extremely high pulses of LH occur during the period of declining estrogen production. The LH has vasodilatory effects, which leads to flushing.
  • Symptom 7 (loss of libido) For some women the loss is so great that they actually find sex repulsive, in much the same way as they felt before puberty. What hormones give, loss of hormones can take away.
  • Symptom 8 (dry vagina) results in painful intercourse
  • Symptom 11 (doom thoughts) includes thoughts of death, picturing one’s own death
  • Symptom 14(incontinence) reflects a general loss of smooth muscle tone
  • Symptom 15 (itchy, crawly skin) feeling of ants crawling under the skin, not just dry itchy skin
  • Symptom 16 (aching sore joints) may include such problems as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Symptom 22 (depression) different from other depression, the inability to cope is overwhelming. There is a feeling of loss of self. Hormone therapy ameliorates the depression dramatically.
  • Symptom 25 (weight gain) often around the waist and thighs, resulting in ‘the disappearing waistline’
  • Symptom 29 (shock sensation) “the feeling of a rubber band snapping in the layer of tissue between skin and muscle. It is a precursor to a hot flash”
  • Symptom 30 (tingling in extremities) can also be a symptom of B-12 deficiency, diabetes, alterations in the flexibility of blood vessels, or a depletion of potassium or calcium
  • Symptom 35* (tinnitus) one of those physical conditions that seems to manifest in some women at the same time as menopause. It can be associated with health conditions such as hypothyroidism and heart disease, and is a known side-effect of many medications, including aspirin (salicylates) and Prozac.