Recently I did a video for Dr. Walter Koroshetz of the National Institute of Health (NIH) regarding his lackluster, and quite frankly, pathetic response to the people suffering from Myalgic Encephalomylitis (M.E.) My video is here https://youtu.be/ziGTTgyfisY .If you are interested in learning more about this, please watch my and /or other videos at the #NotEnough4ME youtube site. Please consider signing a petition or writing Dr Koroshetz /NIH to show your support for us. Thank you.

A couple quotes:

If you have never read The Book Thief ,one of my all time favorite books (which was recommended to me by a dear librarian and friend of mine from long ago who has a personality of pure gold). The other books I have read by Markus Zusak, were also excellent. Although his books were written for teens they are also great for adult readers.

Quotes I like:

I’ve come to realize that the only people I need in my life are the ones who need me in theirs even when I have nothing else to offer them but myself.

Sometimes you have to give up on people, not because you don’t care, but because they don’t.

The highest form of knowledge is empathy.

I’m not impressed by money, social status or job title, but by the way someone treats other human beings.

Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another, and feeling with the heart of another.

There is a nobility in compassion, a beauty in empathy, and a grace in forgiveness.

No one heals themselves by wounding another.

Unexpected human kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.

A Photo of me wearing a silk sari Skirt as a shawl from the online company “Darn Good Yarn” :

These Silk sari skirts are reversible, and made of recycled silk by women artisans in India. I LOVE them. They can be worn as a skirt, shirt, dress, skarf/shawl. The craftsmanship is great, and the company Darn Good Yarn is helping employ these talented women in India. Its a great company with a great philosophy. Seeing as I live in New England and it is getting pretty cold here , I have found my way to wear them year round=Shawls!!! They have a video on a bunch of different ways you can wear them , it’s on their blog.