MicheleElys Writes

Hello!!!  My story started about fifty some years ago with my French Canadian mother (from Montreal) who fell in love with an Intelligence Officer from the Pentagon in DC. How they met I do not know, but this affair lasted over several years. Go figure an affair that starts in DC at the Pentagon in…

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Hope to Courage

Come to me softly and gently with kindness, Dear Monday As we wake, I looked high and low to find hope. Come to me softly and gently dear Monday. Passing Smiles opens my heart, kindness fills a vacuum. Returning smiles gently as I stroll, I might find courage along the way. Come to me softly and…

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Violating Shame of Rape

Rape Speaks loudly of Shame, reliving the violence in fear!  These bloodsheds of brutality have been a male rampage for millennials. Women have long been sexually assaulted long before historical writings, before the first alphabet was formed in Egypt 1900 BC. Hypatia, well known Hellenistic Neoplatonist philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician from Alexandria, 370CE a scribe,…

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Formula For Life

I wish I had a formula for life. I will share what I do know. Live the best you can through each moment. Through the Joy and Tragic crossroads. We assure ourselves with platitudes, “everything is going to be OK!”  The OK factor, is an Unknown; with an “OK” factor, that we wish would have a…

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The Power of Vulnerability

“With Delightful Pleasure, I present Balasubramanyam, who graces our website by his written depths of wisdom. Balasubramanyam shares his youthful experiences, resonating as gone by Sages of old prudence and sophistication. In Balasubrahmanyam’s words, do enjoy. The Power of Vulnerability” I was raised in a culture where going near the water was associated with a fear…

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Life or Death ~ Choose

Today is a new day ~ make a choice These past 8 eights weeks have been filled with life and death! From death of my Sädé, to my decision to end a mentoring time; this brought heartache to a lovely lady. There is a time when those we care for, must stand on their feet,…

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SunLight! by Balasubramanyam

Life Lessons Learnt From My Dog #WednesDogDay – with  Balasubramanyam! A most wondrous Gentleman I met about a year ago. He seldom publishes, and when he does, Joy ~ Tears ~ Learning ~ Happiness ~ Hearts Open and so much more begin to unravel. I am truly beyond words to share his wisdom with the…

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Rebirth by Upalparna

Upalparna writes from India. It is a great pleasure to feature a beautiful writer in Upalparna! Her words dive deep into the hearts of individuals; touching forgotten recesses of Life and Death. No matter the subjects’ difficulty, Upalparna brings tenderness along with a different view of each subject. In Upalparna’s words – with pleasure I…

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Sädé R.I.P.

The unexpected flavors of grief! This was the most difficult article to write, it has taken me six weeks  I do not wish to hear “I am sorry.” No one understands a person’s personal grieving. Grief is too intimate. Worse are those who immediately take away from the grieving person, with their own grueling stories. Listen…

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April 5th A Diamond!

I am astounded!!  April 5th meant, this was Bette Davis’ birthday and mine! The Diamond is the Birth Stone of April and Diamonds come in an array of colours!  Ruby, Yellow, Pink, Black as shown here, and more. The Black Diamond How diamonds are cut and polished can be broken down into five steps: planning, cleaving, bruting, polishing…

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Majic of Spring

spring comes alive with nature all around us I am mesmerized by nature and for the most part have nothing to say except; Watch everything around you. Irises dancing in water Hummingbirds flutter in sprinklers and around orange and red flowers   Springtime brings new hope after death may have torn us into deep grief….

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Love & Courage

Would you rather go to a war and come home scarred for life, or live a life through loving embrace. Think upon this very carefully! I hear all too often the extreme lessons in life, the hardships, the down trodden, rub your nose in manure are the greatest lessons, all in a Poetic frame. “We…

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Denial! WHY??

This is a very serious subject, in all areas of human life, not just for TBI injured people who suffer in silence. At a TedTalk I listened to a young teacher talk about a student, the story was heart wrenching. There was a standing ovation with a resounding applause. Later, I spoke with the disheartened…

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Anxiety – Sleep!

The Injured brain Fatigues easily and requires more sleep to recover! The same sleep required by a new born baby. Babies sleep in order for their brains to grow. The development of the brain and body in tandem will continue its evolution for the next 24-25 years.  have patience – you have a TBI injury! the…

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Acceptance!

Remembering back how hard I fought to find someone, just one doctor or therapist, who understood the torturous struggle how a serious TBI affected my life! What I write about gives hope to people who never hear they have the ability to recover. These words touch people around the globe! How could I not write to…

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Your New Life Beyond TBI

Personality Change, is a Myth! Your new life as you recover does not mean you have a new personality! This is a myth! Are you the same person when your mother changed your diapers? Or when you were 10 years old, charging through some field, running around in a classroom with the teacher yelling to sit…

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Hope Is Greater!

March is TBI Awareness month.  HOPE & Recovery are the only subjects of Traumatic Brain Injuries I will be covering. TBIs affect over 10’s of millions individuals each year around the globe.  Instead of talking about the trauma, let’s look at Improvement to Recovery and the maintenance never spoken of! I know this subject intimately, I…

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The Gift Of Four Legged Angels By Upalparna

Upalparna writes from India of her Devoted Love for Dogs! She teaches us continually the Loyalties and Love from our Four Legged Ambassadors, the richness of life:  An Emissary of Acceptance! In Upalparna’s words…..   Let me start from yesterday. I walked down a lane, once visited regularly. A lane that led to the previous publication…

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The Remarkable Dog!!

How many times have you heard someone say: Dogs are Loyal to the end, I miss his warm Eyes – I love Puppy Breath – My dog loved me unconditionally, that is all I have ever felt from my boy!   My dog accepts me for who I am – I am damaged goods; she loves and…

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Love Earth? Take Action Now!!!

I took this photo several years ago at sunset, while the wild fires ravages and consumed the mountains’ forest.   If you wish to keep your home, have clean air to breath, stop cutting down the forests everywhere, 200 to 400 species of animals are going extinct each day [pending the continent] stop the killing….

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Women Know Your Worth!!

RESPECT is Warranted!! Women you are Priceless to this World. Know your Worth! You give birth to Every Living Human on this Planet! How do we measure the Worth of a Woman? Let’s take a look into history & how we treat women Recently I sat with a man and we spoke of our earlier flamboyant years in…

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