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Malaise of Life

Over the past year or so during my cancer treatment, I often experienced symptoms of malaise. I just felt off. I had no energy or interest in doing anything. My appetite was poor and I sometimes experienced vague feelings of discomfort. My energy was low and my usual desire to be active and engaged in life was absent. Malaise is a word the describes the nondescript. Without knowing exactly what is awry, it doesn’t feel right and it doesn’t feel healthy. As I observed myself in this periodic state of… Read more Malaise of Life

Mindless Regeneration

The human body is an amazing creation. It is fascinating how it works so well and how it can stop working without our awareness or permission. Our hearts beat without our minds willing them to beat. Our lungs take in oxygen and give off carbon dioxide naturally and without our remembering to make them work. Digestion occurs mindlessly. Our eyes can see simply by looking. Our ears can hear whatever sounds are present nearby. Since most of our body’s functions take place without work and without our interference or special… Read more Mindless Regeneration

Happy Birthday to ME

It was a cold, wet day, pounded by a constant downpour of rain. The sun did not show itself for a single second, but I knew it was still shining on me. I felt warm, joy-filled, loved and absolutely connected with my purpose all day long. The reason for my joy was because I was happy to be alive and celebrating that I lived to see another birthday! I not only had the energy to be actively engaged with a variety of fun activities all day, but I was totally… Read more Happy Birthday to ME

Forever Changed

As I observe myself move through each day I cannot help but feel grateful for any good that I can see, feel, hear or even taste. I have always been blessed by living a rather privleged life. I have a husband that is at my side to help me with whatever I may need, a family and many friends that love me, a comfortable home, great food to eat and a business that gives me opportunities to live out my life’s purpose while assisting others to do the same. I… Read more Forever Changed

A New Twist

One thing I have learned on this cancer adventure is that I cannot predict what is coming next. I have been repeatedly surprised in good ways, such as when I would experience a dramatic shift from ick to feeling hungry on the same day or when my white blood cell count would return to normal almost overnight or when I went from feeling half-dead to believing I received the blood of a strong and vital lumberjack midway through a transfusion. I have also had what one would call not-so-good surprises.… Read more A New Twist

From PAUSE to PLAY

When I began my Chemo journey, it felt as if a PAUSE button for my life had been pushed. All of my usual activities came to a halt. I was no longer actively engaged with life. I was PAUSED. I was no longer shopping, reading, enjoying big belly laughs, doing morning yoga, cooking, or making To-Do lists. I was no longer making cold calls to potential future clients, co-creating workshop activities with my business partner, presenting, writing, cooking or traveling. I was no longer adding appointments to my calendar or… Read more From PAUSE to PLAY

The Death Threat

Many years ago I received a death threat via email. The message informed me that a friend had paid a large sum of money to have me killed. The purpose of the note was to give me a chance to save my life by (you guessed it) paying $5000 in exchange for information regarding my upcoming murder. At first I was insulted that the value of my life was only $5000, but later decided that the person making the threat obviously didn’t know me. If he or she did, I’m… Read more The Death Threat