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Living Every Day Like It’s Her Last: Meet @lioness

By Teresa, Volunteer Mentor, @hopeful33250

Member Spotlights feature interviews with fellow Connect members. Learn more about members you’ve connected with and some you haven’t met yet. Nominate a member you think should share the spotlight.

2019.5.6.@lioness.Connect spotlight

TERESA: What brought you to Mayo Clinic Connect? What motivates you to take part in the community?

@lioness: My career in nursing gave me the opportunity to support people. While I am retired now, I still want to keep supporting others and Connect helps me to do that. This is giving me a good platform to use. I found Mayo Clinic Connect on the internet.

TERESA: What about Connect makes you feel comfortable to share and to be open with the community?

@lioness: Everyone is so genuine and knowledgeable about their problems.

TERESA: What groups do you participate in?

@lioness: Several: Chronic Pain, Heart & Blood Health, Bones, Joints & Muscles, Just Want to Talk.

TERESA: Who has been a special connection for you on Connect?

@lioness: @gailb was the first one to have a discussion with me. I appreciate her, and you, Teresa, @hopeful33250.

TERESA: What surprised you the most about Connect?

@lioness: How compassionate everyone is and helpful, @grandmar in particular. She is compassionate and finds articles, like one on diet, for instance.

TERESA: What energizes you, or how do you find balance in your life?

@lioness: I find balance when I play with my grandson and watch him grow. We have a lot of activities that we do together.  

TERESA: Tell us about your favorite pastime or activity.

@lioness: I use to love to walk Inglewood, where I lived in Pennsylvania, seeing all the animals. For instance, a snow owl scared me once. I wasn't expecting him, and he flew up and I ducked!

TERESA: Do you have a favorite quote, life motto or personal mantra?

@lioness: The quote I live by is “Live every day like it's your last.”  

TERESA: What do you appreciate the most in your friends?

@lioness: I have a long-standing friend of 50 years. We can laugh and cry together through many happy and sad moments. Honesty, even if it hurts, is important to have in a friend.

TERESA: What food can you simply not resist?

@lioness: I can't live without chocolate. (By the way, my brother’s nickname was Chocolate.)

TERESA: What do you love about where you live or vacation?

@lioness: Where I live now in California, I can go up on the roof and see snow on the mountains to the south and also see the ocean.

TERESA: Puppies or kittens?

@lioness: Puppies.

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@lioness
Whenever I think of you Linda I remember a nurse I had in San Francisco. I don’t know why I think of you because your so nice and my nurse was mean. Well not really but she kept insisting I eat my vegetables. My mom brought me some Sees candy and I stached it away and my Mom ushered the veggies out in the candy box. We did that everyday. Sure put one over on her. I really enjoy your comments. Keep up the good work.
Jake

Hi Linda @lioness, I loved reading your spotlight! Chocolate is one of my favorite food groups too ☺

Hey Linda- Excellent interview. I even learned a bit more about you! You are so supportive and kind.

Hello Linda, @lioness,

It was a pleasure to work with you in this interview. I'm so glad that others will get to know you better. Thanks for working with me to make this possible!

@jakedduck1

@lioness
Whenever I think of you Linda I remember a nurse I had in San Francisco. I don’t know why I think of you because your so nice and my nurse was mean. Well not really but she kept insisting I eat my vegetables. My mom brought me some Sees candy and I stached it away and my Mom ushered the veggies out in the candy box. We did that everyday. Sure put one over on her. I really enjoy your comments. Keep up the good work.
Jake

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@jakedduck1 Thank you Leonard for your comments there are all types of nurses I liked your hiding place

@johnbishop

Hi Linda @lioness, I loved reading your spotlight! Chocolate is one of my favorite food groups too ☺

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@johnbishop Thank you John I have appreciated your help to me and others

@merpreb

Hey Linda- Excellent interview. I even learned a bit more about you! You are so supportive and kind.

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@merpreb Thank you Merry I've enjoyed our long distance friendship

@hopeful33250

Hello Linda, @lioness,

It was a pleasure to work with you in this interview. I'm so glad that others will get to know you better. Thanks for working with me to make this possible!

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@hopeful33250 Thanks you Teresa we had quite a time lol but you did a great job I really enjoy your words ,they are very knowledgeable for people

@jakedduck1

@lioness
Whenever I think of you Linda I remember a nurse I had in San Francisco. I don’t know why I think of you because your so nice and my nurse was mean. Well not really but she kept insisting I eat my vegetables. My mom brought me some Sees candy and I stached it away and my Mom ushered the veggies out in the candy box. We did that everyday. Sure put one over on her. I really enjoy your comments. Keep up the good work.
Jake

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@jakedduck1 Thanks I'm glad you didn't compare me to a mean nurse .I liked your hiding place.

Hi @lioness – I love your Spotlight! So good to get to learn more about your background. It makes sense that you were a nurse – you are still such a caring and compassionate support to others in our Gratitude group and elsewhere. Thanks for sharing.

@lioness I'm so glad when others are brought into the Mentor fold. It is always comforting as we try to help others to have more friends to reach out to in a virtual way as we all hope we are giving the right responses. You bring such knowledge as a result of your career as a nurse. I am so proud of those who are compassionate and caring that they could be in the medical field. You have made your mark with your career and your help on Connect. Welcome!
Carol

@debbraw

Hi @lioness – I love your Spotlight! So good to get to learn more about your background. It makes sense that you were a nurse – you are still such a caring and compassionate support to others in our Gratitude group and elsewhere. Thanks for sharing.

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@debbraw Thank you glad you enjoyed my spotlight I'm glad you are doing well after your TKR

@retiredteacher

@lioness I'm so glad when others are brought into the Mentor fold. It is always comforting as we try to help others to have more friends to reach out to in a virtual way as we all hope we are giving the right responses. You bring such knowledge as a result of your career as a nurse. I am so proud of those who are compassionate and caring that they could be in the medical field. You have made your mark with your career and your help on Connect. Welcome!
Carol

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@retiredteacher Thank you Carol Glad you liked my spotlight the techy part was a chore

@lioness, I am happy that you undertook the challenge of the techy part of your interview with @hopeful33250! I would love to join you on the roof and share some conversation, laughs, and chocolate!

@rosemarya

@lioness, I am happy that you undertook the challenge of the techy part of your interview with @hopeful33250! I would love to join you on the roof and share some conversation, laughs, and chocolate!

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@rosemarya Thanks it was a challenge thank goodness Teresa got some help It's nice to go up on the roof and watch the sunset 😊 but still to chilly yet and that cuppa hot chocolate sounds good 😋 now We have our coffee up there in the morning

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