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A Metaphorical Lesson

I love a good metaphor. I see them everywhere and can honestly say that they are one of the greatest resources for my spiritual growth.  This morning I set out for a trek. It happens to be a hot, humid, sweat-producing kind of day, so I was not confident it would be a positive experience. I made a note to myself that I was setting myself up for failure with my negative anticipation. The first mile was a struggle. My legs felt like hollow logs filled with wet sand. (How… Read more A Metaphorical Lesson

The Power of Perspective

Why is it that countless people can face essentially the same experiences in life and have different emotional responses to it? My theory is that it is simply because their mindset is holding a different perspective. Using the POWER of PERSPECTIVE is my favorite go-to tool whenever I am in a situation that is potentially frightening or intimidating or causing me to feel stuck. For instance, when being diagnosed with breast cancer, rather than focusing on the possibility of suffering or even dying, my mind automatically went to gratitude that… Read more The Power of Perspective

It Could Be Worse

I have two days left before I return to the Cancer Center for my fourth Chemo treatment. With each of my previous treatments I experienced an array of atypical complications and side effects, so I am challenged to stay positive and optimistic about what is to come. It feels like I have two days before I go to the gallows. How will I spend this time of freedom? How can I face what is to come knowing that with each treatment, side effects can tend to worsen? Since my last… Read more It Could Be Worse