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? [...]

Book Review: Healing with Words, A Writer’s Cancer Journey

I'm a big believer in the power of words, as you might have guessed from reading WhereWeGoNow. That's why I want to share a book with you: Healing with Words, A Writer's Cancer Journey, by nurse and writer Diana M. Raab. This book is more than a personal story of one woman's breast cancer journey. It's [...]

Are You Saving Your Good Stuff for the Regular Season?

"We're saving our good stuff for the regular season." Mark Sanchez, Jets quarterback, as quoted in the September 3rd issue of Sports Illustrated after "his team's only points came on field goals in a 17-12 loss to the Panthers on Sunday, the third straight preseason game in which New York (0-3) failed to score a touchdown."  A [...]

Finding Strength in Our Kitchens, Our Families & Ourselves

Finding Strength in Our Kitchens, Our Families & Ourselves

"The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have spent at home in the bosom of my family." --Thomas Jefferson September 14, 2008. It’s a Sunday afternoon and we are strolling through a kitchen design store, excited to finally embark on the renovation of our 30-year-ancient kitchen. The next day, Lehman [...]

The Survivor’s Nest – 5 Easy Tips for Dividing Lilies

The Survivor’s Nest – 5 Easy Tips for Dividing Lilies

My garden is a work in progress that I see through a decorator's eyes. Its color palate (chartreuse, orange and purple), garden rooms, focal points and accessories extend the living space of my home. Most importantly, however, I love the history of the garden. I remember what plants came from where and which rhododendron I [...]

The Survivor’s Nest – 5 Tips For Decorating With Mirrors View

  There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. Edith Wharton I did a lot of reflecting this week so, of course, I thought I'd talk about mirrors in today's The Survivor's Nest post. Looking around my own home, I realized I'm surrounded by wonderful examples I'd [...]