This lens highlights several lenses created by those who write on Squidoo whose lives are impacted by Traumatic Brain Injury. Our TBI lenses depict our struggles, steps and triumphs after Traumatic Brain Injury changed...
A Traumatic Brain Injury doesn't just whack! the victim - it gets the whole family - and unless one member dons the garb of Speaker-for-the-comatose-patient, no one speaks to the Senate, in such a case. I rose to the...
My adult child's TBI propelled me into the role of advocate. I used my artwork as a tool.
One word that encapsulates our deen, our religion, is halal. Being Muslim is a life-long journey towards absorbing the notion of halal into our being, into our lives with actions, thoughts, words, deeds - and the items...
Hijabs are headscarves. Here's a little story and tips on scarf wearing and examples to use.
This graceful sight evokes the feeling of falling water in a natural setting. I can feel the flow of energy at a waterfall, small or large. It feels invigorating to stand next to moving water. Feng Shui (pronounce it...
Introduction to Shoji Screens with a little history and even some how-to's so you could try your own hand at Japanese style decorating on them.
For my wedding bouquet I carried a single yellow rose. I was happy with it but I didn't care at all for the ribbon that decorated the stem. Were I to do it again I would consider using silk flowers and bringing them...
A new era of hope began in the United States, with the election of Barack Obama. I thought at the time: "It is up to all of us to remake America. There is enough work to be done, for all of us. Working together we will...
Celebrate another benefit of modern technology. We used to be concerned with keeping our tots dry at night and eventually concentrate on finding methods to keep ourselves dry. Most wicking nightwear is composed of a...
My favorite Caramelized Onion Recipes
Banish all those metallic tastes, old woody tastes, and foul scummy tastes from your tap water. Use an under the counter model at home and take a portable stainless steel canister with you for fresh, clean drinking...
I tried my hand at scarf painting, and set it aside, especially painting with dye in the living room.
Chances are you will never get breast cancer if you are a man, yet every year some men do get this rare form of cancer. Like me, if you have men in your family, this information is also important to you. It's doubly...
Hand painted designer scarves and the story of silk from the worm to the scarf.
My daughter provided immense support all along my breast cancer journey. She was there with hugs, phone calls, hospital visits, sweet thoughtful gifts, and great meals that only she can make. My twenty-something...
DIY hats for your favorite chemo patient, hospital or survivors' group.
One can pray on clean sand, as the Prophet of Islam did, peace be upon him, or on a clean piece of printer paper, for example. At home and at the masjid (Arabic for mosque, or should we say "mosque" - French for...
Take a look at what retirement in Arizona has to offer. It's a rich environment for seniors.
My favorite jewelry gift items for Muslims.
Niqab is to wearers a means to modesty. Some Muslim women choose to cover their faces, not to hide, but to be able to select to whom they show their face, reserving it for family and women friends.
Learn about the meaning of hijab and my story of covering after becoming Muslim.
Having had a couple cancers already, I choose to protect my skin and wear modest attire at the beach. I've found that not all modest swimsuits look like black scuba skins under huge t-shirts, anymore. Now we have a...
The question is: do we greet retirement? or does it greet us? Retirement can be a pleasure for those who live where they choose, and do what they wish. Selections include an active path where new activities and...
During chemotherapy and radiation (at the same time) I kept journals. Soon the designs became more important to me than the words. I drew simplified abstract imagery, using pens, markers, watercolor crayons and other...
Highlights active city retirement centers and life on or near the beautiful bay.
Choose an urban high rise or secluded cottage, with some or all of your optional amenities for carefree and active living. Washington State is full of gorgeous mountain scenery, the largest sound in America -...
This is an article about retirement in New York, boasting of such beautiful resources as The New York Botanical Gardens, with ever changing exhibits, nybg.org Life in any retirement community can begin with the golden...
My daughter gave me Susan Love's Breast Book, her support, and a listening ear. One day I was the picture of health - the next I was a bag of fears. I walked through it and you can too.
During chemo for breast cancer I found it was fun to experiment with scarves and hats, caps and turbans, even layering them for different looks. Instead of hairstyling I was hatstyling.
When I received the recall to Nuclear Medicine after my second routine mammogram, at age 55, just the wording in the letter said it all to me: I knew I had breast cancer.