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Celebrating Milestones on the Road I Have Traveled

There are certain moments in our lives when a single event becomes indelibly etched into our memory. And the significance of such moments is dictated by each of us. Think about that for a minute. What moments are etched into your memory? Have you dealt with the loss of a…

Always Pay Attention to Your Body’s Signs

Shortly after I was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), I was on a walk and spotted a leaf in the shape of a heart. For some reason, the beauty of it struck me. It was a sign; nature had left me a message. I collected the leaf and…

This Year, I’m Making New Memories, Not Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions are an annual tradition for many of us. We make promises to ourselves to do something better in the year. But this year, I’ve decided to do something different: Instead of resolutions, I plan to make new memories. Why make resolutions I know I can’t keep? After…

New Adventures Are a Part of the IPF Journey

Last January, I started a column with the following: “’Every day is a new adventure!’ This is often my response when someone asks how I’m doing. It also seems appropriate when looking forward to what 2022 may hold for me.” Coincidentally, as I sat…

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