Lois Hjelmstad

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Compassion and courage for the times you need it.

Unwanted Anniversary Part 3

My journey with chronic fatigue syndrome continued and continues. I wrote of it again in This Path We Share: Reflecting on 60 Years of Marriage. This small excerpt shows some of the ways we coped: "We eventually learned that while some patients recovered from chronic fatigue syndrome, many did not. However, I was determined not to lose […]

An Anniversary I Didn’t Want

Today is April 6. Twenty-four years hasn't made a lot of difference. I wish it weren't this particular anniversary. Nothing much has changed. And yet everything changed.  Let me share an excerpt from Fine Black Lines: "On the morning of April 6, 1989, I had an unusual sense of well-being–renewal was evident in the cherry […]