BECOMING BETTER

Jean Croker Petke


Category: change

Mental Adjustment

Mental Adjustment

The mind is a strange and wonderful thing. I don’t know much about it. I have not studied its complexities. The only thing I know is what it feels like to be facing brain surgery in a few weeks to remove a benign tumor that is lurking there. I’ve met with the neurosurgeon and heard […]

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The Stories We Make Up

The Stories We Make Up

A few weeks ago I wrote about losing vision in my right eye permanently. Yes, there still is no vision. I have had the last test — an MRI to discover if there is something causing pressure on my optic nerve. Truth #1: yes, there is something causing pressure on the optic nerve and I’ve […]

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To Train or Be Trained

To Train or Be Trained

The question of the week at my house is: Am I the trainer or the trainee? You see, there’s a new resident at my house. A cat, named T. He gorgeous — I chose him for his looks. He’s about four months old and was a feral cat, so life at my house is totally […]

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Life changes

Life changes

When I came back from my last trip I felt like I needed a new life. Travel causes us to see differently, which is a good thing. I wondered if I needed to change my focus, my activities, or realign my priorities. Perhaps you’ve experienced something similar. I didn’t really consciously change anything. However, other […]

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On the rails?

On the rails?

Sometimes it’s easy to get our tasks accomplished and/or pursue our passions. Sometimes, it’s not so easy. Lately, I’ve been struggling to do the things I really want to do — those things I consider a priority: practicing piano, reading, writing, knitting. The questions I’m asking myself: Have I gotten off the rails, off track, […]

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