Chase after your dreams, no matter your age!
I am thrilled to have met Italian Director Katia Bernardi and Co-producer Davide Valentini, who brought this message alive in their film “Funne.”
Their heart-warming and humorous story follows a group of older women
from a remote, picturesque mountain village,
in pursuit of their dream to travel to the sea.
Bravo Katia and Davide!
Grazie organizer of the Italian Film Fest Carmen De Lorenzo!
Bravo Vittorio Gigliotti for your superb photography during Cosenza, Italy’s Fashion Week.
My father Pasquale, nephew to your grandfather Giovanni, was a fantastic photographer and your talented photos would make him proud!
Happy Father’s Day to Pasquale and Giovanni!
Celebrating a new www.WithCourageICan.com website in time to honor Mother’s Day and the inspirational examples of courage my Nonna, Mother, and Nagymama showed me. Those lessons formed the Coraggio Book Series theme: Be Happy ~ Be Healthy ~ Take Charge of Your Attitude ~ Take Charge of Your Health ~ Have No Excuses ~ Have a Gratitude Attitude.
Check out the 30 to 60 second videos for each of the books and a 5th as overview of the Coraggio message. http://www.withcourageican.com/about/ I humbly ask: Would you share the WithCourageICan.com website with friends and those you believe might need a dose of Coraggio inspiration and hope? Would you like this page if you haven’t already? http://www.withcourageican.com/about/
Mille grazie to http://soandco.net/ Digital for exhibiting its mission of passion to foster a society of harmony through web design, and to https://innersunrise.com/ for the web designer referral as well as for tools for tranquility while moving throughout the website build.
Enjoy a cup of hot tea and Coraggio! Inspiration at the Cadillac Authors’ Luncheon
March 4, 2017
Extreme heat can worsen symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis.
But did you know that extreme cold can also exacerbate symptoms of this neuromuscular disease?
After diagnosis, it was suggested I to try to select my environs as if a hothouse orchid – moderate temperatures.
With the sub-zero wind howling against my window tonight, this Southern-Italian-blooded girl rather imagines the viticoltore (grapevine grower) who caringly selected the spectacular setting in this photo for his beloved crops. Nestled along the Naples, Italy, coast, near the homes of cousins Flavio and Daniela Starnone, the soft Mediterranean breeze soothes the plants from the summer heat. Yet the caretaker of the vines knows the modest winter temperatures will nurture the purplish globe fruit to optimal sugar content and succulence—without bringing harm.
Tonight I am reminded to care for myself as the viticoltore does his grapevines. It is okay to turn the thermostat up a couple more degrees, nestle under a fluffy comforter with my photo album, and convey myself to a sunny seaside stroll between the rows of a Neapolitan vineyard. Salute and stay warm!
The Trifecta of Italian Fall Harvest
Figgy Friday – Fresh Fig and Almond tarts (gluten-free!) – Phenomenal harvest from sister’s fig tree
Sour Saturday – Making Limoncello with Uncle Mikey (ready in time for holiday gift-giving!)
Savory Sunday brunch – Fall Harvest Fritatta – thick bed of full-bodied tomatoes and unearthed garlic bulbs; topped with red pepper cubes and ribbons of fresh basil!
Today I used my handy pocket camera to work on my 3 min “Tell Your Story” video for the MGFA June Awareness contest. I guess I like to talk a lot because it was difficult to narrow to 3 minutes–so much to say about taking charge of MG and moving forward! I made a second version – by adding some fav photos and Italian music–all keeping it under the four min limit.
I posted both versions on YouTube in case there are suggestions for cutting back on seconds (I’m also trying to shorten the photo display time…hmmm).
Not so sure I’m a contender for the $50 gift certificate prizes but had a lot of chuckles along the way… Today I worked on my 3 min “Tell Your Story” video for the MGFA June Awareness contest. I guess I like to talk a lot because it was difficult to narrow to 3 minutes–so much to say about taking charge of MG and moving forward! I made a second version – by adding some fav photos and Italian music–all keeping it under the four min limit. I posted both versions on YouTube in case there are suggestions for cutting back on seconds. Not so sure I’m a contender for the $50 gift certificate prizes but had a lot of chuckles along the way, tee hee…
I am grateful for the gift of this day: celebrating the 80th birthday of my father, Pasquale Francesco,
and noticing his eyes fill with tears, as surrounded by every one of his children and grandchildren, they bowed their heads for Grace before the meal and spoke gratitude to God for his wisdom and love these many years.
Lisa Gigliotti is an attorney who has lived for more than twenty-five years with severe rheumatoid arthritis and serious myasthenia gravis. Through those years’ thirteen major surgeries and use of a wheelchair Lisa has maintained a fulfilling and positive life.Read More