Spaced Out Samantha Sunday.

Silly Samantha Sunday

[silence…]

Oh wait. Huh?
What was it we were going to say again?
It seemed to have slipped our mind…

Well, whatever it was—we wish you all a wonderfully lovely one!

😉

Renewal.

Renewal

Reveries
grounded in clouds

swayed by zephyr’s whims
she is a lily bulb in the dust
redolent of fated blooms-
her longings a master
to the morning sun
in the vineyards
of En Gedi.

She.

Beauty

weaved from

gossamer threads.

Passions florid

fed by

flames.

Strength

of diamonds-

loveliness undying.

You are a woman, exquisite. 

Bunny Samantha Sunday.

Bunny Samantha Sunday

In honor of today, Samantha and Puppydoc have decided to set aside their genetic differences to don these appendages, so that they,
with proper enthusiasm, could wish you all…a Happy Easter Day. 

And we hope you have a wonderful one!

😊

To Let Go.

Despair.

Asphyxiated by the device
meant to grant you life

you pleaded to be released.

Lines running
through your veins
fighting to give you strength-

they only imprisoned you.

You-
always present
aware of the
commotion about you.

Bustling nurses
weeping children

through it all
your eyes were
locked onto mine.

“Help me let go” was your plea.

You grabbed my hand
shook your head

as if you knew this act
had been playing
long enough.

As if someone had
interrupted your journey
toward the place

you were meant to go.

So we released you.
Withdrew your tube
diminished your drips.

Severed the chains that bound you.

We comforted you.

You turned
toward your children.

Through a surge of strength
you assured them

it would be okay-
that through your going on
they would go on.

Then you turned back to me.

Though undeserving
of your last moments

you entrusted them to me.
You held my hand
held my gaze.

“Thank you,” was what you said.

And then you took your last breath.

And let us go.

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This patient has been in my heart lately. This post is a re-sharing of an account of our last encounter. A gentle reminder to treasure each moment given. 

 •       •       •

The Background Story

Let Us Not Live in Vain.

Dear friends, 

As we start a new week, I would like to encourage you with some of my favorite words from Emily Dickinson:

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.

Wishing everyone out there a wonderful and blessed week. 

With love,
Phoebe

💜

Watchdog Samantha Sunday.

It is true that when it comes to guard duty,
Puppydoc doesn’t particularly seem to know what she’s doing…

Despite that, we would still like to wish everyone out there a safe and comfy April week!

😊

Sanctum.

From

waning buds

to fragrant blooms

withered blossoms

now renewed

amethyst petals

lace the ground…

Your words are

a ballad to

the

soul.

Just a Simple Hello 💙

Good afternoon friends!

Today, I just wanted to say hello…and to tell you all that I think you are amazingly wonderful. Why? Because each of you are so talented, unique, and beautiful in your own ways…and on top of that….you are definitely the coolest group of bloggers in the blogosphere. 

With that said, I will leave you with a well-known but still one of my favorite Helen Keller quotes…

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched—
they must be felt with the heart.”

With love, 
Phoebe 😊

💙

Heartburn: What You Should Know

Heartburn

By Phoebe Chi, MD

Heartburn. It’s something that hardly needs an introduction. Most people have experienced it at least once in their lifetime. For some, it’s an occasional annoyance; for others, a serious medical problem. But what discerns one from the other? When and why should it be treated? And what exactly can be done about it? These are the questions that will be addressed today. 

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Pouty Samantha Sunday.

I wonder who wins this pouting contest…?

Either way, wishing everyone out there a lovely, very un-pouty week! 

😊

Anti-Inflammatory Diets: Fact or Fad?

Anti inflammatory foods

By Phoebe Chi, MD

Inflammation. Foods that fight inflammation. Anti-inflammatory diets. It has no doubt become a buzzword in the world of nutrition and health these days. But while there’s little question that the food we eat is an important part of staying healthy, some of these diets are being promoted with very big health claims, among them the assertion that they can cure serious diseases. But does the actual science match up to these claims? And should you follow these dietary guidelines? And what exactly do these diets consist of? These are the questions that will be addressed in this post. 

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