... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

World Heart Day 2022

To recognize and spread awareness about World Heart Day on September 29, 2022, as well as to make a difference in your life or the life of someone you know, I will be GIVING AWAY the English language Kindle version of my multi-award-winning book, 

Incompatible with Nature-Against the Odds: A Parent’s Memoir of Congenital Heart Disease for 24 hours. 

Yes, my gift to you begins Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 12 AM PDT and ends Friday, September 30, 2022, 11:50 9 PM PDT. 

If you are not familiar with my book, please visit my website:

 And carry this with you always: whether you are fighting for life, changing course in life, or enduring any kind of change, especially uncomfortable change, don’t give up! Be courageous in your conviction and have conviction in your courageousness! To achieve our highest potential in life, sometimes we have to be fighters. So be driven! Push! And understand that character is developed in difficult times.

Remember that we can defy adversity. We can develop our ability to be resilient in the storm. Everything is possible because, as my Daddy always told me, a refrain that carried me through my darkest hours and made me believe that I could make it:

“It ain’t no givin’ up and no givin’ out.”

And THAT my friends, is the HEART of the matter. 

Here’s to life!

And since we’re on the topic of life–

here’s hoping that all the dictators in the world causing unnecessary grief, and unspeakable mental and physical damage to those just trying to live their lives with contented hearts, will on the 29th of September, the day the entire world dedicates to promoting a healthy lifestyle and fighting heart disease the number one global killer, maybe these twisted, heartless, tyrants who are so very far removed from reality and the needs and wants and the basic human rights entitled to all human beings, will find a heart. Maybe they should read my book and perhaps then they would be made aware-even if they can’t comprehend it–at least they would be made aware of the extreme lengths we go to, the fire-laced hoops we jump through, the prayers we fervently pray, the promises made to eat shit with the buzzards if we are granted our greatest wish of all which is to see our babies thrive and feel good about themselves and their environment.  Not even in our worst nightmares do we envision our babies being forcibly snatched from the streets and forced to go risk their very lives in a war or get beaten to death because they don’t cover their hair.

Maltreatment, ruthlessness, injustice, torment, oppression, persecution–the list is long, are not and never will be conducive to healthy hearts. I will never understand why man has a penchant for war and cruelty and destruction.

After 6000 years of modern human civilization, is this all we have?