June 8, 2011

My dad isn’t doing well, health-wise.

He had a heart attack this past weekend, making this his third. After going all night with not feeling well, pushing aside the warning signs, 18 hours later (18 hours of being in a heart attack), he finally went to the hospital.

He’s in one of the best hospitals in northern California, still, receiving excellent care. He’s in amazing spirits but we’re still not sure what’s going to happen or if he’s going to be able to come home.

It’s hard to see someone you love so much go through anything like this. But being around friends, family, people who care, is so uplifting and heart-warming. Thank you to all of you who have offered kind words. 🙂

My dad has had heart problems since I was little. Maybe that’s part of the reason I’m so hard on myself to stay healthy. Maybe that’s part of the reason I have such a strong value of health.

When your body needs replenishing, replenish it.

When your body needs nourishment, exercise, rest, relaxation, movement, vitamins and minerals, make sure you try to distinguish which it needs, then follow accordingly. Too often we take our health for granted when we have it. There are so many ways we can “abuse” the body we have. Just make sure you are willing, or maybe even conscious enough, to realize when it’s time to make a change. Whatever that change, big, small, momentary, or long-term, may  be.

Me, Dad, Christine (sister) saying hi to Camera (or mom). 😉


I think the real reason I’m writing this is to help me get this all out of my head. And also to just help us see that life is short and should be enjoyed, but also listen to our bodies, minds, emotions, along the ride.


Awkward transition….


Happy Wednesday! Live it for all it’s worth.


Thoughts for the Day – Inner Strength

  • If you can start the day without caffeine.
  • If you can get going without pep pills.
  • If you can always be cheerful ignoring aches and pains.
  • If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles.
  • If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it.
  • If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you time.
  • If you can overlook it when those you love take it out on you.
  • If you can take criticism and blame without resentment.
  • If you can ignore a friend’s limited education and never correct him.
  • If you can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend.
  • If you can face the world without lies and deceit.
  • If you can relax without liquor. (ha, not really but it helps. 😉 )
  • If you can learn from your mistakes

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

chrysta June 12, 2011 at 8:59 AM

oh darlin, Im ssssooo sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!


Melissa June 10, 2011 at 10:00 AM

Hello my dear! I’m so sorry to hear about your dad:( My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time! Lots of love and hugs your way!!!


Kristina @ spabettie June 9, 2011 at 2:52 PM

Lori, I’m sorry I’m a day late in sending you love! I’m sorry to hear about your dad – sending prayers, healing thoughts and comfort to you and your family…


Kristen (swanky dietitian) June 9, 2011 at 11:01 AM

My prayers go with you and your family.
I think it’s great that you decided to write a post about it. I often feel like the blog community are my family. We are all here to provide support.


Mama Samaan June 9, 2011 at 4:33 AM

Send our best well wishes your Dad’s way, the best medicine is having his 2 girls with him!!!!! You can tell from the pic he is perking up holding both of you 🙂


april June 9, 2011 at 4:31 AM

I’m so sorry! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!


Leashieloo June 9, 2011 at 3:56 AM

I’m so sorry to hear this, sending you and your family tremendous positive energy!


Pure2raw Twins June 9, 2011 at 3:07 AM

Your dad is in our thoughts and prayers!!! I know he will get better because he is surrounded by amazing and loving people like you 🙂 it is never easy to see loved ones go through health issues…we are worried for our parents everyday! Sending lots of love!!! xoxo


The Teenage Taste June 9, 2011 at 1:24 AM

Your dad is in my prayers. Hope he is better soon!


Chuck June 8, 2011 at 8:36 PM

Hey Lori- just wanted to let you know that you and your dad are in my prayers!


Natalie @ cinnamon bums June 8, 2011 at 7:17 PM

Im so sorry to hear this lori =( it must be really difficult – im praying for you!! much love


Anne@MyZenPulse June 8, 2011 at 6:56 PM

Sending lots of love and peace… love you, chica.


Jess@Healthy Exposures June 8, 2011 at 5:15 PM

My first time swinging by your blog, but I’d still like to offer my sympathy to you and your family! I hope your dad is able to get well soon; I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts!
Yes, it really is all too easy to forget how lucky we are for being in good health. That can change in just an instant!


ilovefetacheese June 8, 2011 at 4:21 PM

Oh no!! Get well soon to your daddy!!


Elissa June 8, 2011 at 2:16 PM

Lo, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your fam-bam! Beautiful pic 🙂 XOXO


Ela June 8, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Sending healing thoughts to you and your dad. I’m glad that you’re finding positivity even in this, and it’s good to see him smiling with his girls.

Holding you in my prayers,


Amber Shea @Almost Vegan June 8, 2011 at 12:36 PM

I’m so, so sorry to hear that, Lori. I hope he recovers ASAP.


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