I Spy: #1minfiction Challenge

Cyranny’s cove puts up a one minute fiction challenge. The challenge is to write a story in a minute to the photo above. Here is my six word story: Now I see my neighbor’s truth

Do You Breathe While You Chew?

I recently started working with a breathing coach to retrain my breathing. One of the things they mentioned was that people can only chew for as long as they hold their breath, so I should take smaller bites. I challenged this and told them that when I chew, I continue to breathe through my nose…

Second Look Sunday: Give Me This Day My Daily Pain

Originally posted February 18, 2014 Everyday, I open my eyes and I say “Thank You for another day!” to the universe, to God, to who ever is out there looking down on us as I try to connect spiritually. And then I take a deep conscious breath, deep into my chest, and I am almost…

Learning About Yourself Is Not Only About Your Emotions

There is a school of thought that we all come to this planet with a preplan of the challenges we will face so that we can learn various lessons. Apparently, when I was leaving the soul bank for earth, there was a breakfast meeting at which I was asked what challenges I want in this…

Wednesday’s Words Of Wisdom: Gratitude For Life

©️2020 Basil René. All Rights Reserved Images©️Basil René or Sourced From Mematic &/or Giphy Who Holds ©️Info For All Photographs In Thier Application Basil René was diagnosed with pulmonary sarcoidosis in 2006 and cardiac sarcoidosis in 2007. As a result of sarcoidosis, Basil René has heart failure and lives with an implanted AICD.

Second Look Sunday: Traveling And Diuretics

Originally posted January 23, 2014 It is amazing how you need to plan your life when you have chronic conditions. Simple things like a road trip become an event. I need to figure out if I need to walk with my portable liquid oxygen or my concentrator. How many days of medication I need. If…

Wednesday’s Words Of Wisdom: Forgiveness

©️2020 Basil René. All Rights Reserved Images©️Basil René or Sourced From Mematic &/or Giphy Who Holds ©️Info For All Photographs In Thier Application Basil René was diagnosed with pulmonary sarcoidosis in 2006 and cardiac sarcoidosis in 2007. As a result of sarcoidosis, Basil René has heart failure and lives with an implanted AICD.

Second Look Sunday: Finding Bits Of Peace

Originally posted Jan 21, 2014 Standing with my back to the shower, I let the warm (bordering on hot) water cascade down onto my head as I tilt my head back at just the correct angle to allow the water to completely cover my ears so that all I hear is the sound of water…

Wednesday’s Words Of Wisdom: Self Healing

©️2020 Basil René. All Rights Reserved Images©️Basil René or Sourced From Mematic &/or Giphy Who Holds ©️Info For All Photographs In Thier Application Basil René was diagnosed with pulmonary sarcoidosis in 2006 and cardiac sarcoidosis in 2007. As a result of sarcoidosis, Basil René has heart failure and lives with an implanted AICD.

Superman Is Grounded

When I was given the news in 2007 that sarcoidosis affected my heart and that I had 5 to 10 years before I would need a heart and lung transplant, I was determined to prove doctors wrong. There was no way I was having a transplant. I was going to live way beyond the ten…