Honest Heart

My desire for Still Waters and purpose in creating the blog is to share honesty with my readers, no matter how frightening this transparency can be. Honesty regarding my medical experiences, honesty regarding my hardest moments and also most beautiful and intimate moments. Honesty in my very long and impossibly difficult recovery, which I will not share in total-confusing detail but I also won’t minimize … Continue reading Honest Heart

Farewell, Captain!

“I am the captain now.” These are the commanding words I imagined my pancreas saying to me as it reared its ugly tail and stared me down. Clearly, I was in a state of delirium from unrelenting pain, nevertheless, this encounter felt very real. I had seen previews for the movie Captain Phillips and pictured my pancreas in the role of the hijacker Somali pirate … Continue reading Farewell, Captain!

Food Is Overrated

{EAT} this simple, three-lettered word ignites a firestorm of emotional response through its massive power and universal meaning. To eat = the one act that unifies all organisms on the Earth; from tiny bugs to giant predators, from plants to people, everything under the sun must eat. God created all with a basic instinct, desire and need to eat. We are equipped with hunger as … Continue reading Food Is Overrated