Suzette’s Cancer Journey

This diary covers June 8 – August 30, 2023 of high (and low) lights during my second go-round of lung cancer. It’s funny, self-revealing, and practical and due to so much prodding, I’m posting it on my blog. (This way you don’t have to hunt and peck for excerpts on my FB page.  — Suzette […]

Suzette’s Sleep Apnea Journey

I have severe sleep apnea and just started using a CPAP machine despite my doubts and vanity. Holy moly, it works!

Meatless and Motivated: Boosting Black Veganism

In the realm of healthier eating, Black Americans are the fastest growing group of vegans, according to a Gallup poll. Veganism is a plant-based diet that excludes all meat, fish and all animal by-products. One Brockton couple is bringing more people of color into the fold.

Mental Health: Turn Off TV News, Instead Read it

Relentless negativity sends me into fetal-position sadness and defeat. How about you? Our “new normal” is abnormal. For positive mental health, turn off TV news. Instead, read the news. It gives you more control of what you’re taking in, according to Dr. Daniela Gitlin, author of Practice, Practice, Practice: This Psychiatrist’s Life.   In her […]

Passover and Easter symbolize release from the bondage of despair

Once upon a time, in what feels like a galaxy far, far away, faith was about love, compassion, protection, and building each other up. Those things create a quiet, personal righteousness.  But now a loud, public righteousness is fueled by anger with no room for forgiveness or redemption. Passover and Easter symbolize the power to […]