Hell Yeah or No

Here is a bit of a modern proverb on how to negotiate our too busy lives by Derek Sivers, founder of CD Baby!.  It is only 1 minute long and definitely worth watching if you ever find yourself saying Yes to more than you can fit on your plate. http://vimeo.com/25496723   Since my diagnosis many people have offered…

Thank you for letting me know.

One thing is clear. If I am going to live the rest of my life without any of my cells reverting to the cancer-ing lifestyle, I need to transform, or perhaps to metamorphose is the better term? After I am done transmuting poisons, and healing from surgery, and recovering from any radiation treatments, my primary…

Great Big Love

There is nothing like getting a big scary death threat from your body to kick up the level of self reflection and inner listening.  So when I was first diagnosed, I started asking myself questions right away.  One of the questions I asked was, “What thoughts or actions have I been engaged in that make my…

Resiliency

Early on Dr. Allderdice had me fill out a whole page of questions, and sign it. One of the Questions was “How committed are you to your healing?”  He was asking for a percentage.  I said 100%.  So when I feel whiny about taking 25 pills everyday, or doing hydrotherapy in the shower (which means…

Grateful

Wow. Thank you to everyone who attended last night – we were surprised to see so many venture out in the weather.  What a beautiful event. Grace Episcopal is a gorgeous church, Andrew filled the sanctuary with sweet notes, and Rex held the audience spellbound with the fascinating story of Mozart.  We snuck in at…

The Meanest Woman in Town

“If I hadn’t seen the light in that old lady’s eyes I’d try to be a man you would hate an’ despise I’d rave an’ I’d rant an’ I’d scream an’ yell An’ I’d chase my neighbors from here to Hell… But I can’t be this bad because my folks are too good.” Billy Bragg/Woody…

Kinwork and Kindness

I have spent a lot of time in the last 10 years thinking about community.  I put most all my eggs in the Blue Scorcher basket, working towards creating and supporting community in lots of ways. Ironically that work, with its early mornings, made me a horrid correspondent to longtime friends, and an infrequent participant…