Karen Arnold-Korzeniowski, BSN, RN

Doc, how much time have I got?

Posted February 26th, 2018

For some cancer patients, by the time their cancer is diagnosed or because of how aggressive the cancer is, they will be told that the intent of their treatment is not to cure them of cancer, but to give them some more time. This can mean a variety of treatments or it may mean that […]

Maintaining Bonds With Our Deceased Loved Ones

Posted June 9th, 2017

The park on my parents-in-law’s ranch in the remote hills of northern California had been decorated in fernery, and Gary and I were married beneath the monkey bars (don’t read anything into that). My father-in-law, Jack, had welded together adult-sized playground equipment in a stand of tall, fragrant trees above their ranch house. There was the swing with […]

Bob Riter

Energetic Woman Did Not Let Cancer Define Her

Posted June 24th, 2016

Carol died last week. She had cancer, but she never let cancer define her. She was always participating in triathlons, climbing mountains or moving boulders in someone’s garden. I marveled at her energy and her ability to get so much life out of each day. Her level of activity was beyond what’s typical for most […]

5 Ways To Live An Extraordinary Life

Posted April 18th, 2016

Shortly after Hubby died, I read a book by Eugene O’Kelly, Chasing Daylight: How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life. O’Kelly was diagnosed with cancer and given maybe three months to live. His book is about what he wanted to accomplish and how he determined to live those remaining 100 days. It reads like a business book because O’Kelly […]

Rodney Warner

Courage or Desperation?

Posted February 23rd, 2015

Discussions about advanced directives and planning for end of life care are necessary and may help make decisions easier in the end.

Savages and Sacrifices

Posted April 29th, 2013

I’m a fan of the History Channel. They’ve expanded their usual line up to include a fictional series about Vikings.


Posted December 18th, 2012

I’ve got a secret for you. Lean in closer to the screen so no one else will see it. You will die. There are few accurate predictions I can make about you. Maybe only one. But this is it.