Because We Know Life is Short

Because We Know Life is Short

"Time is long but life is short." Stevie Wonder Another summer, another year after cancer. Four years ago, I was in the thick of it. Depressed, scared, lonely, stressed, angry and out of my mind tired of it all. That summer, time was definitely long. Somehow I got through the longest summer of my life. When [...]

Are You Able to Say a Hearty “Yes” to Yourself?

Are You Able to Say a Hearty “Yes” to Yourself?

The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty "yes" to your adventure. Joseph Campbell Yes, exactly! Why is this "THE" big question? Only because pondering it leads to immeasurable opportunities to turn your life into "your adventure." This question hit me like a brick the other day while [...]

Scared to Move Your Body After Breast Cancer? Here’s How to Get Started

Scared to Move Your Body After Breast Cancer? Here’s How to Get Started

Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity. Hippocrates If you're like me, cancer treatments and surgeries left you afraid to move your body, feeling out of control and angry. I needed to heal, but had no idea how to rebuild my body and my confidence. Finally, an [...]

Saying “Yes” to Creative Healing After Cancer

I just discovered a New York Times article entitled, "Finding Poetry in Cancer," which explores the healing power of writing poetry about the cancer experience. Written mostly by amateur poets, the verses are jarring, real and moving. One poet, Karin Miller, began writing poetry when her husband developed testicular cancer. Today, she curates the "Cancer [...]

Six Things You Need to Find Your Divine, Female Creative Power of Reinvention

Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order. Virginia Wolf I closed out 2012 with 3 Lessons Learned: Finding Peace in the Midst of Tragedy and a bit of depression. Now, I have a wicked cold picked up right after Christmas. Given the pitiful lows of 2012, it seems appropriate, doesn't it? [...]

3 Lessons Learned: Finding Peace in the Midst of Tragedy

It's been a very depressing couple of months. The Aurora movie theater shooting, Hurricane Sandy's devastation, the Oregon mall shooting and, just last Friday morning, the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, which left 20 first graders and six women dead.I really don't know what to say. I'm struggling between the forces of depression and heartache [...]

Unlock the Fullness of Life with Gratitude

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Melody Beattie I've had gratitude on my mind lately, especially because [...]