Off with the Training Wheels!

This week it is time to get clear about my hopes for the New Year, and do my best to put the old year to rest.  On December 30th I woke up smiling- because it was 6:30 not 4:45 a.m. and for the first time in over a year there was no reason to drive to Portland for…

Prodigal Daughter

Yesterday the rains returned, ending our days in the sun for the time being. We came back from our Southwest travels only to dive straight into some needed kinwork. Then last week I was gifted the opportunity to go to Breitenbush for a writing workshop taught by my friend Amy. Even though I had never met the fellow writers in…

Camo for Amazons

I have been learning how to tie beaded necklaces lately.  This serves several purposes, by using my fingers for fine motor skills I am improving my hand neuropathy. It also gives me something productive to do while supine in the nest-the one sunny place to lay down in our house. This feels especially important when I am not the…

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…