5 Ways I’m Not Under Pressure

I have heard it said that Mother Teresa died of a broken heart. I believe my sister almost died of a broken heart after my mother’s untimely death. But she got heart surgery & is feeling much better.
As Ms. Parker says broken hearts can kill you, so what do you prefer? Carry on, with the lessons you learned from those we loved & admired, as a part of who we are now? Or die too, likely forgotten because we haven’t finished what we came for?
I choose the former.
Although my debut novel is out, I have much more to do. And David Bowie taught me more than I’ll ever know about being myself & embracing that person despite mistakes & losses & broken hearts.
Peace, love & carrying on the dream,
Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
Her husband made a video and song for her novel. You can find it on YouTube under the same title as the novel.


1yada41Can your heart really be broken?

Apparently it can.

Broken Heart Syndrome is a thing.

Also known as Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy (not to be confused with the Kobayashi Maru from Star Trek, totally different kind of heart-racing); this condition is most often stress-induced.

Wow, you really can die from a broken heart.

So, how can you mend a broken heart? I’m neither a doctor, nor a therapist, nor one of The BeeGees, but I wish I had the answer, because mine is Under Pressure.


People die.
David Bowie died.
As did Alan Rickman. And a bunch of other people.
We’ve all had family and friends who have died.


My point? Moments in time are just that. Big or small, once they’re gone, they’re gone. Life is for the living, even if you can now fulfill all your funeral needs (with drop dead prices) while buying vats of olive oil at…

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Author: Sherrie Miranda

I am an author who writes in order to create more peace and understanding in the world. I am a teacher who has taught students from many countries of the world. I teach Life Writing workshops. I love to travel and first traveled to other countries before finally deciding to see some of the U.S., places that foreigners I met have been to, but that I hadn't. I am happily married to a teacher who identifies himself first, as a musician. We hope to someday travel together to places where I read my novel(s) and speak to people about loving life while Angelo plays his piano and entertains the audience too. I also hope to assist seniors and troubled teens to write their life stories in order to heal. Life has much to offer so I always encourage young people to hang in there and know that things WILL get better.

7 thoughts on “5 Ways I’m Not Under Pressure”

  1. Sherrie, thank you, not only or the lovely reblog, but the amazing words.
    I sincerely hope I get a chance to read your debut novel someday.
    And I totally agree, I choose the former – I’ve got a lot of living that I’ve got to do. 🙂
    Thank you again and I hope now that we’ve found each other in this giant virtual haystack we can virtually visit often. 🙂
    Hope this week treats you kindly. 🙂


    1. Thank you! I do a fair amount of reflagging, but always try to say something meaningful too. 😉 ❤
      Sherrie Miranda's historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
      Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too:


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