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PBS Video – Stories On Stage – New Beginnings

Sometimes we choose our new beginnings, but perhaps more often we are thrust into them.

Posted in Courage, Health, Inspiration

Spotlight on Mercia J. Tapping

By Diana Muñoz Stewart Scrolling through my Facebook feed recently, I came across a post from a writer friend, Mercia J. Tapping. She posted about her Stories from the Stage appearance, an episode titled New Beginnings. In the episode, she

Posted in Inspiration, Life

The Marshmallow Gift

Right after Herman’s death, I was very disturbed by what I felt was his spirit around me. It was a huge enveloping sensation. I fretted and chided myself. It must be the figment of the imagination of a grieving widow

Posted in God, Health, Inspiration, Miracles

Don’t Touch My Food!

I grew up in England where it was considered extremely impolite to touch someone else’s food. Food sharing was an emphatic no-no. Then I moved to the United States, but old habits die hard. My late husband, Herman and I,

Posted in Inspiration, Life

Endings – The Afterlife

0f all the endings in life, the most definitive one is death. Or is it? My entire adult life I used to wonder -does death mean, it is all over, the end, or is there something more? Does Heaven exist?

Posted in God, Inspiration, Life, Miracles

Never Say Never

My entire adult life, I sat miserably on the sidelines at all social occasions which involved dancing, thinking that I could not dance. Like millions of others, I have watched “Dancing With The Stars” and have been amazed and inspired

Posted in Cancer, Courage, Grief, Inspiration

Mother Knows Best

By the time I became a teenager I really disliked my mother. She was very controlling, and I also thought she was a prude. I spent almost my entire adult life trying not to be her. To make matters worse

Posted in Cancer, Grief, Inspiration

Meet Mercia Tapping, Author of Only One Life: Don’t Waste It

Dancing Brought Healing To Her Life Written by Elizabeth McCabe “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” With obstacles come opportunities. Pinehills resident Mercia Tapping is living proof of this life lesson. After undergoing personal struggles, her life story became

Posted in Cancer, Courage, Health, Inspiration

Hair

When I was a child, I hated my hair. It was very fine and straight, and my mother insisted on cutting short so that it looked like a pudding bowl had been placed over my head. How I envied the

Posted in Cancer, Courage, Inspiration

A Good Death

When you get to be my age, you are less afraid of death, than you are of dying alone. Most of my close family and my husband are now dead, but along the way, I have become practiced at giving

Posted in Grief, Inspiration, Life

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