Brain Waves

The Thoughts Warrior Life's Lessons, Random Thoughts

The brain is a fascinating and complicated organ. Thoughts Warrior has been quiet for a while as I have been going through diagnosis and treatment for a concussion. A beautiful day and planned photoshoot turned into a day of tangled metal and tangled brain. Back story events: It was a beautiful sunny day last month and we decided to track down and capture a …

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Matthew

The Thoughts Warrior Life's Lessons, Random Thoughts

In the summer of 1990, my brother-in-law, Matthew came to stay at his parents house for what he knew would be his final summer. Matthew had been battling AIDS, then so new, and with so much stigma back then. He had missed our wedding the summer before with “food poisoning”, but he wanted to be home that summer. He had the hope of hanging …

The Challenge

The Thoughts Warrior Life's Lessons, Random Thoughts

A couple days ago I issued a challenge:  David was to take photos and I was to write about them. So here goes: In our daily lives we often go about our business of work, school, family.  We are inundated with news of hatred and fear. Our lives constantly being bombarded with projects, deadlines, rushing to activities with our children, we often let the …

A Daughter’s Love For Her Dad

A Daughter’s Love For Her Dad

The Thoughts Warrior Life's Lessons

I am a day late for Father’s Day. The day slipped by me. Spent Saturday with dad while he was in town. Yesterday hiking and reflecting. My psychic, yes psychic, as I believe in all things spiritual, said that I will be guided by the wisdom of an older man. Well, I have been guided by not only his wisdom but his love and …

Borrowed Stages Of Love

Borrowed Stages Of Love

The Thoughts Warrior Life's Lessons

I am borrowing this one, do not know the author. Saw it on Facebook, but will expand with my own thoughts. We only fall in love with 3 people in our lifetime-each one is for a specific reason. Often our first is when we are young. In high school even. It’s the idealistic life-like the fairytales re-read as children. This is the love that …

There Is A Stronger Force Than You In The Universe

There Is A Stronger Force Than You In The Universe

The Thoughts Warrior Life's Lessons

As I start this post I don’t really have a title for it. But hey, random thoughts dont always need one. The other night before bed, after a crap day, I was reading thru Facebook posts of friends. One of my friends in Texas is a Marathon runner, who has run all over the world. She has also beaten breast cancer and since we …

Simple Relationship Rules

Simple Relationship Rules

The Thoughts Warrior Life's Lessons

Many years ago a wise man gave me several tips on how to make a relationship last. They sadly did not work out for my marriage. However, now that I am older I fully understand how couples tend to overlook the simple rules while they get caught up in the day-to-day routines or mourn the loss of a fantasy romance and happily ever. Communication. …

Hope - Don't Lose Yourself

Hope – Don’t Lose Yourself

The Thoughts Warrior Life's Lessons

On May 7th my boss sent me an invite to join in a zoom meeting with Frank DeAngelis. Mr. DeAngelis was the principal of Columbine High School 21 years ago, during the Columbine shooting. He was guest speaking at a meeting for our Long Term Care providers. I was stressed with the workload of converting our office to operating remotely and being a calming …

I Don't See Color, I see You

I Don’t See Color, I see You

The Thoughts Warrior Life's Lessons

A year ago I took a class on Cultural Diversity. The class was separated into groups and given cards with different scenarios. One of the cards read a coworker stated to another coworker: “I don’t see your color, I see you”. I was amazed the entire class thought that this was an incredibly racist thing to say. I asked the class and instructors and …