Rested Heart

The official blog of Eiman Abdelmoneim.

The "rested heart" is the heart's search for peace and tranquility. By sharing here I hope to do just that and when others share here via their comments, the effect is magnified.

My daughter was diagnosed in December 2010 with cancer (Wilm's tumor) that has turned my life upside down.

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What hospice calls ‘the five things of relationship completion’ - saying ‘I forgive you’; ‘forgive me’; ‘thank you’; and ‘goodbye’

From the book Dying Well by Ira Byock.

Heard an interview of Dr Byock on NPR’s On Being that prompted me to get the book. He has specialized in caring for the dying and this book has very moving stories of people in those last days.


When asked for comment, everyone in New York City said “why are you talking to me?”

There Are Three Americas Hiding Inside Our Country—Which Do You Live In?

Was surprised how dark Illinois was on the creativity scale.

If you take risks and face your fate with dignity, there is nothing you can do that makes you small; if you don’t take risks, there is nothing you can do that makes you grand, nothing. And when you take risks, insults by half-men (small men, those who don’t risk anything) are similar to barks by nonhuman animals: you can’t feel insulted by a dog

Nassim Taleb, in his book Antifragile, describing the meaning of the Arabic word “shahama”, a word best translated as a sense of grandeur that supersedes humility.