Maria McCutchen did not have time to be sick. With a husband who had just lost a job, two young sons, and a cross-country move on the horizon, who had time to be sick? Maria didn’t have time for a common cold, let alone a major medical condition. But one day while shopping in the grocery store where she had shopped hundreds of times before, she couldn’t find the milk. It was then she knew what she was feeling was more than just stress or exhaustion. There was something very wrong.
After consulting a few doctors, Maria discovered she had a rare brain cyst known as a posterior fossa arachnoid cyst—a very large brain cyst. Hearing these cysts were normally asymptomatic was of little comfort, especially because she felt her mind and body slipping away more and more every day. Normal mental and physical functions were becoming harder to control. Even if the doctors didn’t believe the cyst was a problem, she knew it was.
It would take months of living inside a shell of a person that she’d become, months of living in a mental fogginess and sometimes even physical pain, before she would finally get the medical attention she needed. It’s All in Your Head chronicles her harrowing medical odyssey and her attempts to regain some sort of semblance of her old life after treatment.
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13 4-7 Native Vines Winery
18 6:30 The Less Desirables Remote
26 Jan Wine/Food Pairing Mixer
New Vineyard in NOW!
Brandon Hills Vineyards
We are carrying Raptor Red (10 % of all sales go to these beautiful Hawks)
Amaretto Amore (Ohh-Laa-Laa!)
Brandon Berry Blush (beautiful)
And Viognier (YUMMM!)
This thrilling murder mystery begins with a dizzying, out-of-control skid down a mountain in an RV and ends as the intriguing threads of the plot come together in harried struggle for life in the dead of night 1500 miles from where the first murder occurred. Norm Brown joins the ranks of suspense masters in this riveting thrill ride.
Mindful Eating Book Club
This is a place for a vigorous discussion about books at the intersection of nutrition, human behavior, culture and other issues that affect our eating
Discussion will be facilitated by: Debra Benfield, M.Ed., R.D., LDN, Nutrition Therapist
Second Thursday of each Month 5:30-7:00 p.m. (Jan 12th)
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED-SPACE IS LIMITED
Native Vines will be pouring their wines on
Jan 13th 4-7
Author Krista Peele
Jan 14th 11-2
Rox, a scrappy fourteen-year-old, is just trying to survive. Living in an orphanage full of ‘gifted’ students isn’t easy. But when strange things begin to happen around Yangsly Academy, surviving becomes an even bigger challenge.
Artist Ginnie Conaway
Pet portraits began my artistic journey over 30 years ago and I still enjoy capturing memories for clients.
Flowers are a never ending source of inspiration.
I love bold colors and shapes, both in my gardens and in my paintings.
Remote For Your Listening Pleasure
There at it again and this time there here!
Come check out the live pod cast of characters known as The Less Desirables!
And if you can’t make it down check them out at…
In 1902, Allen published As a Man Thinketh, universally acknowledged as a classic book on self-examination. It captures the essence of Allen’s philosophy. Through his eloquent and succinct prose, Allen conveys his thesis that it is up to the individual to form his own character and create his own happiness.
In 1985, 15-year-old Bowman Gray IV lost his father to a heart attack. Later that same year, his mother gave him two gifts – a copy of As a Man Thinketh and a 35-millimeter camera. At the time, he did not fully appreciate how important these two gifts would eventually become to him.
In this gift edition, he couples his own color photographs with Allen’s timeless advice to produce an inspirational book that will stay with readers for years to come.
In keeping with my New Year Resolution – we have a new vineyard at Barnhills. We now carry 5 wines from Brandon Hills Vineyard.
Barbera: Fruity with hints of smoke and vanilla, this Northern Italian red wine is low in tannin and slightly higher in acid. Pairs well with grilled or smoked meats and tomato based sauces.
Raptor Red: Our premier red wine blend, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot and the remaining made up from Cab Franc, Petit Verdot and Viognier. One dollar of every sale of this wine will benefit Carolina Raptor Center.
Viognier: (VEE-ohn-YAY) This French Rhone Varietal is characterized by its floral aroma and peachy flavors with a hint of apricot. Our wine has fruity flavors throughout the palette
Amaretto Amore and Brandon Berry Black.
Come check out these wonderful wines! Enjoy!
Are you going to make a New Year’s Resolution this year? I usually don’t (because I can never keep them), but this year I am going to make 2.
The first one is personal in that I am going to try to be more healthy (active) this year. Not necessarily to lose weight, but to be more healthy. That means exercising a little more (alright then – start exercising) and try eating a little less at each meal and making better decisions about what to eat.
The second one is for the business. I am going to try to post at least 2 blogs a week about all the interesting, new & exciting things that are happening at Barnhills. I will talk about upcoming events, new book or art arrivals or just whatever comes to mind. Please bear with me – because writing is not my forte, but I will do my best.
Hope that you have a wonderful, healthy and prosperous new year.
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