Tag : Healing

Written on Apr, 08, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

We’re all influ­enced by the sights and sounds sur­round­ing us. Take a moment  before or between read­ing Big E’s Rap . Click on this link to clear your thoughts www.calm.com. Take note of the options- you can set a clock to estab­lish the length of time you listen/relax/breath.

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Written on Apr, 04, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

I am not a mech­a­nism, an assem­bly of var­i­ous sec­tions and it is not because the mech­a­nism is work­ing wrong­ly, that I am ill. I am ill because of wounds to the soul, to the deep emo­tion­al self, and the wounds to the soul take a long, long time, only time can help and patience, and a cer­tain dif­fi­cult repen­tance …

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Written on Apr, 04, 2014 by in | 4 Comments.

As Big E’s care­giv­er I could not deter­mine his fate with­out ask­ing him what he  want­ed. Should we autho­rize surgery, com­mit to drugs and fre­quent feed­ings, or end his life? Under the influ­ence of a high dose of steroids his eyes were glassy and unfo­cused, he avoid­ed phys­i­cal con­tact, and pre­ferred to sleep.  This sen­tient and sen­si­tive being could not …

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Written on Apr, 01, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

In Feb­ru­ary I start­ed a prac­tice of draw­ing Big E as a means to shift my per­spec­tive. I want­ed to “see” how my imag­i­na­tion envi­sioned him.         It is a mat­ter of per­cep­tion.  Is he rest­ing in the draw­ing above?  Or, is he leap­ing in the air?   It’s all about shift­ing per­spec­tives. Heal­ing requires focused atten­tion …

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Written on Apr, 01, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Big E came home from the Emer­gency Vet­eri­nary ICU on New Year’s day with a sup­ply of high poten­cy steroid pills, spe­cial high glu­cose food, and instruc­tions for feed­ing him every 2–6 hours.  Stress was to be avoid­ed and his activ­i­ties lim­it­ed.  At home Big E did noth­ing but eat and sleep. After two days  I called the  hos­pi­tal to …

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Written on Mar, 11, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Emer­gency Vet­eri­nary Hos­pi­tals, in urban set­tings, can be mod­ern facil­i­ties with state of the art diag­nos­tic equip­ment and thought­ful­ly designed inte­ri­or lay­outs. We took Big E to a spe­cial­ized emer­gency vet­eri­nary hos­pi­tal to have a diag­nos­tic ultra­sound of his pan­creas.  We had  an appoint­ment with the Radi­ol­o­gy Depart­ment and arrived on New Years eve at our des­ig­nat­ed time. First impres­sions took …

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Written on Feb, 27, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

I have a very good friend, a world renowned edu­ca­tor and lec­tur­er, who likes to sum up her exper­tise as doom, gloom, and death. My friend is a dis­as­ter plan­ner and emer­gency edu­ca­tor prepar­ing cor­po­ra­tions and indi­vid­u­als for earth­quakes, tsunamis, and fires. Gloom defined as a par­tial or total dark­ness is some­times asso­ci­at­ed with melan­choly or depres­sion, and doom con­notes …

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Written on Feb, 25, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Environment…Ecstasy…Engage…Evolve…Enough…Enjoy…Elegance…Evolution…Escape Evolving..Episode..Energetic.Expression..Enthusiasm…Eternal…Earth…Ease…Eccentric…East Effec­tive Elec­tric Embody Encour­age Ener­vate                                              Big E = Ener­gy Enhance Enlist Entice Eclec­tic Envision..Equal…Essential….Ethos…Esthesia…Endocrine…Everlasting…Exaltation…Exagerate Eye…Exodus…Exotic…Expectation…Ethnic..Ethereal…Etching…Esteem…Equity…Epilogue   I am fre­quent­ly asked what the “E” in Big E’s name stands for.  My typ­i­cal response is a shoul­der shrug because I don’t know.  Big E, the pit bull,  came to us named after the Hip Hop Rap­per, Big­gie Smalls, also known as …

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