Lois Hjelmstad

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Compassion and courage for the times you need it.

Unwanted Anniversary Part 2

After my diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome, I was embarrassed, mortified. What had I done to cause it? Had I worked too hard? Was I too much of a Type-A personality? Please let me continue the excerpt from Fine Black Lines: "Aside from Les and our children, I told no one about the diagnosis for two years. I tried […]

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 […]