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Harriet

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Hodgson

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Mon, Jul 8 9:11am · Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More in Just Want to Talk

I guess it was lost Jake, but you can roast vegetables at home.

Mon, Jul 8 8:51am · Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More in Just Want to Talk

I love caramelized onions. One of my favorite sides is roasted onions and carrots drizzled with olive oil and seasoned with thyme. Sometimes I add potatoes to the onions and carrots.

Wed, Jul 3 7:12am · Loss and Grief: How are you doing? in Loss & Grief

Thanks Daniellemarie. After multiple losses I turned to my occupation of health/wellness author. Writing books to help others helped me.

Tue, Jul 2 9:12pm · Loss and Grief: How are you doing? in Loss & Grief

Thanks for the likes Colleen, John, and daniellemarie

Sun, Jun 30 7:36am · Loss and Grief: How are you doing? in Loss & Grief

My daughter, the mother of my twin grandchildren, died from the injuries she received in a car crash. Three more family members also died. When I look back, I think of 2007 as the year of death. An author, this led me to write four grief reconciliation/healing books and dozens of articles. Writing can be healing and I encourage all grieving people to put their thoughts in words. You may read my articles on the Open to Hope website and The Grief Toolbox website.

Wed, Jun 19 4:27pm · Caregiving: I’m frustrated and exhausted. in Caregivers

We used a caregiving agency for years. The caregivers ranged from incompetent to marvelous. Unfortunately, the caregivers needed constant monitoring and lacked carry-over. "I forget," one kept saying. Unfortunately, some caregivers relied on me to the point that I was doing all the work and they watched me–hardly worth our thousands of dollars. We stopped using this agency and switched to another agency that has registered nurses and certified nursing assistants. It's comforting to be able to talk with caregivers who understand my disabled husband's needs. Every caregiver has been polite and eager to help out. Point of my story: If one agency doesn't work switch to another.

Mon, May 27 8:36am · Gratitude Discussion Group in Just Want to Talk

Tis a miracle for sure.

Sun, May 26 9:13pm · Gratitude Discussion Group in Just Want to Talk

On May 8th I had open heart surgery. A Mayo Clinic cardiac surgeon replaced my failing mitral valve with a pig valve. To be honest, I didn't think I would survive the surgery but I did. Today, I am grateful to be alive, to be home, to be recovering, and to be returning to my normal life. Every breath is a miracle.