Tag Archives: faith and health

Of Losses and New Normals

Mom and Tag - Olivia Newport

I still have $2.85 left on the prepaid card at the coffee shop where I used to spend Saturday mornings. There used to be a barista who would see me coming through the door, with my laptop bag over my shoulder, and ask, “Having your usual?” I also had a usual table, and I admit […]

Can Your Friends Make You Sick?

Olivia Newport Hawaii sunset

Can you friends make you sick? Frankly, I think the answer is yes. Not friends exclusively. It may be coworkers who cause stress. It may be neighbors you don’t know how to communicate with. It may be your family—people you love and would give your life for—who are driving your blood pressure up. Most of […]

What Does That Pink Card Mean?

Olivia Newport triglyerides report

When did you have your last physical, and did you get a little pink card? My physical was last December. I dutifully followed up with the blood work, and a couple of weeks later got a little pink card in the mail. For the first time in my life, my triglycerides were just above the […]