January 23, 2021

Make A Promise To Yourself Everyday

 "Live today like you will die today." 

        ~Ridea Richardson



January 9, 2021

Cousins Dropping Knowledge Speak with Elder Law Attorney

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CDK has a fascinating conversation with Attorney Karren Pope as she shares heartbreaking stories of families without the proper documentation and the need for all of us to be prepared for death and dying especially during this time of COVID.

She shares with us information that we all need to know about this area of law and about life, living, and relationships.

If you do not have a Last Will and Testament, Living Will and Financial Power of Attorney why not?



December 26, 2020

End of 2020 & Ready for 2021

I guess I don't feel like most people do about 2020.  

Most people feel like this has been the worse year ever. I don't feel that way.  

I feel like it has given people time to reassess what is most important.  

I'm not interested in going back "the way it was".  I'm looking for something better.  A better way to live, eat, play and work. I've worked from home most of 2020 and enjoyed it.  I'm not interested in going back into the office. I don't see the need to.  I've not watched what I've eaten and exercise has fallen off but I know how to jump start both of them and I'm looking forward to it. 

I've never liked or understood all the distractions such as shopping and sports. All just distractions to me.  

2020 ended with me being cancer free one year after surgery.  I guess this is my life for a while now, just making sure the cancer doesn't return. 

I'm grateful I made it though and humble after going through a rough 2019. I'm looking forward to 2021. They say it's a "global reset"'; but I'm thinking that is a great thing. Glorious. I don't think I would have understood any of what is coming if I had not had 2019 as a cancer shut down and 2020 a COVID shutdown. 

 I'm ready for 2021. I'm ready, Shofar and all. 




Peace, 
Ridea

June 16, 2020

Two More One-On-One Black Folder Sessions

I am finding that maybe these sessions need to be one-on-one.  

I had a session with two young people (young to me) in their 30's and 40's and doing it one-on-one was great.

It was interesting allowing each of them to process the questions in their own way. 

It was interesting seeing how the questions impacted them. 

It was interesting to me that having and getting through cancer helps people understand the project more. 

In one of the sessions the black folder holder said --- "don't leave your black folder empty".  I liked that. I give them a workbook and an empty black folder.  I tell them what should be in the folder...your will, living will, power of attorney, letter to love ones, passwords to websites, etc. 

Maybe this project will be one by one. 

Next up - order more booklets and pens and keep it moving.  

Goal - Everyone has a black folder. 

June 5, 2020

Chemo Port Removal

June 5, 2020 

On this day the end of the cancer process came.  Almost a year later, removal of the port. 

2 days prior - Took the Corona Virus test. Test came back negative. 

Day of Port Removal...
  • 6 a.m.         Wait and register
  • 6:15            Prep, vital signs (my blood pressure was lower than I've ever seen it, very low,         115/70), change clothes, remove jewelry and wait.
  • 7:15           Surgeon comes in and I signed the consent and he initials on my body near the port.
  • 7:30           Wheeled into the operating room and was awake the entire time. 
      • They put my right arm straight out and my left arm was pin to my side.  I realize what a straight jacket must feel like
      • They put a grounding pad on my thigh because some type of electricity would be used