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It’s the Little Things in Life

“That smell of coffee brewing in the morning, crawling into bed with freshly clean sheets, a warm hug from a loved one, that first, perfect bite of pasta…they always say it’s the little things in life that make a big difference and that has always proven true. You just have to see it and have the right vision. Open your eyes and witness all of the things around you that you have, be grateful and be thankful.

Appreciating what you have will make everything in your life seem that much bigger. People often say that when you wake up in the morning, say five things your grateful for to yourself. By doing this, it will make all of the bad things, obstacles, or difficulties in your life not seem as bad. Looking at the greatness in your life, no matter how small, can truly make you feel more upbeat, fulfilled, and happy.”

I found this article on   and it speaks to what I truly believe………being mindful and appreciating what you have in front of you at that moment.  I have so much to be thankful for; John, my kids, being able to take this trip to promote my book, my health, good friends and two kind sisters.  Don’t look forward or backward; look at what’s in front of you!

We can never lose HOPE……………….Therese

To purchase Therese’s inspiration story of HOPE and LOVE, Watching Their Dance: Three Sisters, a Genetic Disease and Marrying into a Family At Risk for Huntington’s go to


Being Mindful in my Daily Life

Watching Their Dance: Three Sisters, a Genetic Disease and Marrying into a Family At Risk for Huntington’s is a truly inspirational story of hope as Therese shares the path she has chosen may be difficult but it opened her heart to love more deeply and made her life that much richer.” Shared by her publicist, Pat Rose.

Over the years,  I’ve often said Huntington’s disease taught me many lessons.  The first and most poignant lesson that helped me live a meaningful, happy life AT RISK with John, was mindfulness………..a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.

Mindfulness is now being examined scientifically and has been found to be a key element in happiness. In order to maintain my sanity, staying in the present was key to enriching my life with John. Being mindful took practice and focus and some days I did I did it better than others.

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Enjoy your day!  Therese

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