Stand Up for Affordable Insulin

It’s the last week of November and I can’t let the month pass without talking about diabetes. I have a personal relationship with the devastation that diabetes can bring to a person and a family. The disease is terrible. Its toll on the body is all encompassing and can be life-limiting. We have no cure. If you have diabetes the treatment is to boost or replace your body’s insulin. But rising prices of insulin force some people to choose between essentials and insulin. Some people ration their insulin at lower than effective doses. This leads to significant consequences, including death. Please join me in signing the American Diabetes Association’s petition “Stand Up for Affordable Insulin.” Don’t understand why this is important? Please read on. 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. What is Diabetes? It’s actually a collection of diseases where the body doesn’t produce enough insulin. There’s Type I diabetes, type II diabetes, and gestational diabetes. Diabetes causes more deaths per year than breast cancer and AIDS combined and having diabetes nearly doubles your chance of having a heart attack.—The American Diabetes Association) What is Insulin? Insulin a hormone produced by your pancreas. Your body turns the […]

8 Inspirational Quotes About Patience

We aren’t born patient. In fact, patience doesn’t come easily to most of us. Is that a fluke, a flaw in God’s plan? Or is it part of the design?  Perhaps, that’s the point. What if it’s not perfect patience one must acquire? Practicing patience might be all we need to do. Maybe, like me, you need some inspirational quotes about patience to remind you why the practice is worth it. (Saw the video? Skip to here.) Unable to view the video? Here are the quotations: Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind. ~David G. Allen Patience is not passive, on the contrary, it is concentrated strength.~Bruce Lee Have patience. All things become difficult before they become easy.~Saadi It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with the problems longer.~Albert Einstein All great achievements require time.~Maya Angelou Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.~Napoleon Hill Maybe that’s why life is so precious. No rewind or fast forward…just patience and faith.~Christina Marrero Every dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to […]

Muster Up an Extra Serving of Patience

It’s Thanksgiving week here in the USA. The grocery lines are long, the airport lines are longer, the weather or your favorite football team isn’t holding up their part of the festivities, and your aunt/uncle/brother/father-in-law is at it again. Thanksgiving is a holiday to pause and count our blessing yet with all the rush and bustle and doing blessing may not be the only things coming out of our mouths. Try, for this one day, to live up to the challenge issued by Joyce Meyer. For me, that means mustering up an extra serving of patience. Here are tips I’ve learned that may help you avoid complaining. Tips and Tricks Don’t be your own source of frustration. Start your day with a ten or fifteen-minute self-appreciation. Positive thoughts only. Journal, meditate or treat yourself to something that makes you feel awesome. Catch yourself. Make a tally mark, put a quarter in a jar, or put a rubber band around your wrist. No, don’t snap the rubber band. When you complain about something move the rubber band to your other wrist. The action (no matter what it is) focuses your attention on the act making it easier to catch yourself before […]