A Walking Meditation Take advantage of the opportunity to cultivate presence by trying this meditation where you invite in beginner’s mind (having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of […]
My perceived enemy is my treasured teacher
I am learning to quiet aspects of my thinking mind that judge myself and others against an ideal standard. I have a well-developed sense of order that maps onto apartment […]
Darkness and Light
I see the manifestations of my own despair only after I have moved into the the light for a time. The juxtaposition is alarming, seeing my own fears only when […]
Failing to Slow Down
In week 8 of my treatments, I received good news – my tumor had palpably disappeared, and my genetic tests came back negative for the BRCA genes. that same week, […]
Immunocompromised?: Proteins, Iron-Rich Foods, and Blood Cell Counts
What does it mean have cancer and be immunocompromised? Eating to keep white and red blood cells counts up.
When I received my Triple Negative Breast Cancer diagnosis on November 8, 2022 I was in the midst of scrambling through the diagnostic gymnastics of disease, feeling the urgency and […]
The practice of making matcha slows down the busy mind while warming the very reaches of the soul. Dip your scoop and give it a try!
I began this journey in denial, in July 2022. Another lump in another part of my human body. Until my actual diagnosis in late October, I fully believed that I […]
Generating Loving Kindness (metta)
I offer this adaptation of the practice of loving kindness (metta) as a way to bring peace and love into the world.
I have some people in my life who have the ability to open up a direct portal to my very core. With a word, a touch, a facial expression, they’ve […]
Reflecting on the journey to live joyfully in every moment by letting go of one’s commitment to fight on behalf of the world’s wrongs by changing others or blaming others.
I was born under the sign of cancer, marked for this moment in my life. I have a new emotion I’m working on understanding. It’s not gratitude per se, for […]