Helen's Blogs

I Was Never Afraid of Anything

I was never afraid of anything in the world except the dentist.   -Taylor Caldwell (and Helen Scott)  His name was Dr. Butler and he wore a short light blue tunic. His office was above a shop in the neighboring town center. It required climbing up narrow stairs that moaned in mourning at every step… Read more »

The Troubles With Hyperpigmentation

Out damn’d spot! Out, I say  – Shakespeare One of the most common questions I am asked, as an aesthetician is ‘how can I get rid of this dark mark, age spot, sundamage. It is the dark blemish that seemingly appears overnight and no matter what cream or lotion is used it stubbornly stays, and… Read more »

Memories of a Friendship

  Somebody asked me if I knew you. A million memories flashed through my mind, but I just smiled and said I used to…   Can you remember how you met your best friend, was there a flash of lightning in the sky or did the boom of thunder signify the start of a beautiful… Read more »

Facts vs. Fiction

FACTS DO NOT CEASE TO EXIST BECAUSE THEY ARE IGNORED. Aldous Huxley, complete essays 2 1926 – 29   There are certain rules I find apply to my life; the queue that I am in, whether in the super market or on the road, will be going much slower than the one I did not… Read more »

Always Remember…

Always remember you are braver than you believe  Stronger than you seem  Smarter than you think And twice as beautiful as you’d ever imagined   – Anon I know that time has not really played tricks on me, each day really did have 24 hours, week 7 days and year 52 weeks. But it really does seem… Read more »

Over 45 and a mother again…

I am not sure how long it took me to realize that although my children are now adults and living away from home; I am yet again in the position of being a mother again…this time to my parents. I suppose it is the circle of life, but it is a part of life that I believe the majority of us do not think about until the situation creeps up on us.

Loving the Journey

If you don’t love where you are right now, you won’t love where you are going. Here is what I know: People who are passionate about what they do every day and love where they are in life are the fortunate ones. They have discovered their purpose. They are the difference makers who fully understand the gift of adding value, and yes, they can’t help but love where they are going on their journey.

Today I choose…

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.

One stop shop in dentistry

As a society we have become accustomed to the convenience of shopping under one roof, whether it be the big super centers where is seems that anything and everything is for sale or the shopping malls where we can shop till we drop.

How do you say goodbye?

Anyone with a heart, with a family, has experienced loss. No one escapes unscathed. Every story of separation is different, but I think we all understand that basic, wrenching emotion that comes from saying goodbye, not knowing if we’ll see that person again – or perhaps knowing that we won’t. Luanne Rice How do you… Read more »