LOVE The Beat Goes On is my first memoir. It was difficult to write at times. But when your doctor gives you a “6-months to live” diagnosis in 2008, I thought writing my memoir would be an inspiration to others. I felt compelled to share HOPE. The easy part was telling the story. But here … Continue reading Memoir: How much of a person’s life is sensationalized or true to his or her life?
A photo-diary of a Creative in Istanbul on New Years Eve I changed my hair color three times this year. Pink, burgundy and now blue! This shot reminds me of an old Flemish painting…. I have no idea why… There is a sense of peace in a city (Istanbul) where the buildings have been around … Continue reading I hope in the end it is a LOVE STORY
I knew I liked to shake up my life, but this year has been amazing! It’s almost 2020, so I’m taking a moment to look back and do the proverbial: how did Lynda do in 2019? But today I’m going one step further, I’m going ALL the way back. How many times can I re-invent … Continue reading How many times can you reinvent yourself?
I LOVE that I am fearless and refuse to live my life the way society dictates. Every morning I find joy in my love of life that has led me to adventures beyond what I ever thought possible. Istanbul 2019 I woke up this morning and hit the yoga mat. I have immense gratitude that at 72 … Continue reading If you play by the rules, you miss all the fun!
If you’re having a hard time with your sense of direction, metaphorically, these Paulo Coelho Quotes can help you understand that perseverance, diligence, and faith in yourself are keys to getting what you want. I love this piece from Paulo Coelho's website: Link is on the bottom for the full posting. Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho was born … Continue reading What you may not know about Paulo Coelho
A Canadian politician is winning praise on social media this week for his surprising response to a racist attack at Sunday’s MuslimFest in Mississauga. Gurratan Singh, who represents the Ontario district of Brampton East, went viral for declining to correct a man’s ignorant string of Islamophobic comments directed at him ― despite the fact he … Continue reading Sikh Politician Goes Viral For Calm And Powerful Response To Anti-Muslim Attack
How I ended up in this city is pure serendipity. But here I am and I LOVE it. Everyday I learn more and more. 17M people live here, but it feels like any other city in the world, only more historical and beautiful. Let me tell you why I love it.You walk amongst historical sites … Continue reading Reasons why Istanbul should be #1 on your Bucket List
What was the most difficult thing you had to deal with after writing and publishing your personal story or memoir? To understand what I’m about to reveal, let me explain that in 2008 I was given 6 months to live! I was diagnosed with a heart condition that I didn’t know I had but the … Continue reading Why did it hurt so much?
How did Toni Morrison influence your life? At this time in my life as I’ve allowed myself to fall in love again, I would say her words on love touch my soul in profound ways. Every great author and some who never achieve world-wide acclaim has affected our lives in a multitude of ways. Toni Morrison’s … Continue reading How to be unforgettable
It’s that time of year, again! Happy Mother’s Day! I was diagnosed with Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy in early 2008! After many months at 28% EF, there was no improvement although the shortness of breath and what felt like heart attack seemed under control with meds. The doctors told me at best I’d need … Continue reading I’m Alive!