Friday Morning Inspiration – 1/26/2022 – Marian Griffey

Good morning, everyone ~It’s shortly after 4:00a.m. as I start this week’s Group message. Outside, the 58 degree temps under mostly cloudy/still dark skies blankets the sleeping neighborhood with a promise of pending rain. Barometric pressure is building.  For some of us, that building pressure can be felt in our bones/joints. For others, it’s theContinue reading “Friday Morning Inspiration – 1/26/2022 – Marian Griffey”

Friday Morning Inspiration – Marian Griffey

Good morning, everyone ~ It’s only 1:48a.m. as I start this week’s email. The household is sleeping, the neighborhood is silent, and just for now I can pretend that the whole world is at peace. I’m glad to be awake/experiencing such a momentary good feeling, having easy thoughts in my mind. Each time I wake,Continue reading “Friday Morning Inspiration – Marian Griffey”

Friday Morning Inspiration – Marian Griffey

Good morning, everyone ~ Wow! Sixty-five degrees at 2:25a.m. on the 17th day of December!  or ? Or is this just another “is” in a long list of things we need to adjust to?  Speaking of adjustments, the process of adjusting to changes/challenges can be made a little easier by developing a flow chart — either startingContinue reading “Friday Morning Inspiration – Marian Griffey”

Friday Morning Inspiration – Marian Griffey – ACPA Facilitator

Good morning, everyone ~ Apologies for getting this out later than usual. My days/nights have been mixed up for several weeks now, and the calendar in my head doesn’t always match the one on the wall. 😯 It has been a rough experience; sometimes more so than others. For weeks now, I’ve been sleeping inContinue reading “Friday Morning Inspiration – Marian Griffey – ACPA Facilitator”

Is Grit and Resilience Real? And How Do You Get It? – WebMD

https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/news/20211022/how-to-get-grit?ecd=wnl_cbp_103021&ctr=wnl-cbp-103021_promo_link_3 WEBMD HEALTH NEWS Is Grit and Resilience Real? And How Do You Get It? By Lambeth HochwaldShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on PinterestSaveEmail Oct. 22, 2021 — While you may hear the words “grit” and “resilience” bandied about a lot, it turns out that both are personality traits that can be critically important in helpingContinue reading “Is Grit and Resilience Real? And How Do You Get It? – WebMD”

Friday Morning Inspiration – Marian Griffey

Good morning, everyone ~ I’ve been thinking a lot lately about roller-coasters.  I was married with pre-teen children before I ever rode one. That was a kiddie ride at Disney World. I was fairly proud of myself for making it to the finish line without passing out, screaming, or throwing up.  My sons asked ifContinue reading “Friday Morning Inspiration – Marian Griffey”

Friday Morning Inspiration – Marian Griffey

Good morning, everyone ~ It could not have been better had Hollywood orchestrated the arrival — Autumn arrived and with apropos cooler/drier conditions. The climatic change has generated a delightful ripple-effect of “better”  ta-dah! No magic cure, however. I am still dealing with the back pain. Improved weather conditions simply makes the back pain a weeContinue reading “Friday Morning Inspiration – Marian Griffey”

Friday Morning Inspiration – Marian Griffey, ACPA Facilitator

Good morning, everyone! At this time yesterday (shortly before 5:00a.m.) the temperature was already 91 degrees. The barometric pressure was intense, and the humidity level so high the concrete was sweating. By 10:00a.m. the sun was too intense for anything but ants/mosquitoes. Our first small-group parking-lot Pain Management session proved to be a test ofContinue reading “Friday Morning Inspiration – Marian Griffey, ACPA Facilitator”

Facilitator Voice – Tim Harness, Beaverton, OR

Pain Management Today Chronic Pain The definition of chronic pain is a long lasting, more than 3 months or with some a lifetime of pain. I am one of the latter. Aside from my chronic pain issues I have noticed the normal aches and pains that come with aging. I’m 68 this year. They don’tContinue reading “Facilitator Voice – Tim Harness, Beaverton, OR”

Friday Morning Inspiration – Marian Griffey, ACPA Facilitator

Good morning, everyone ~ Lovely cooler temps this morning, thanks to the most recent storm. I hope everyone is doing “good enough” despite all the challenges that can come with this sort of thing. Damp, cooler temps can aggravate arthritis conditions. Hot-n-humid makes it more difficult to breathe. Hot-n-dry can be too intense too. That sweetContinue reading “Friday Morning Inspiration – Marian Griffey, ACPA Facilitator”