Category Archives: Healing

Some Days are for Grieving 5.11.2020

Yesterday was Mother’s Day. A strange Mother’s Day for sure, but a day of celebration, nonetheless. A day to look forward to in a sea of non-celebratory days.  Today is today. Today is NOT Mother’s Day. There will be no … Continue reading

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FRIENDS

Time: aching. precious.Why this deep sadness?There, at the edges. Some days it creeps in. ‘So much to do, so little time.’‘No time like the present.’‘I’ll sleep when I’m dead.’ This body craves rest. With rest comes darkness.To sadness, a loyal … Continue reading

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Recalibration.

July 27, 28, 29, 2018. For me, the last weekend in July has become a beacon. It holds as much importance (maybe more) in the marking of time as the January 1stholiday that’s celebrated worldwide. No matter where the last … Continue reading

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Bald Woman Rising

The year is 2018. We Americans live in a country divided, our news feeds filled with stories of people judging others based on external factors and taking action against them for it. As I endured the chemotherapy treatments that in … Continue reading

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RELEASE.

This weekend marks an anniversary for our family. One year ago, my son Dylan’s PANDAS symptoms were at their most acute. It was a horrifying weekend in terms of his illness.  Although Dylan had received an anxiety and OCD diagnosis … Continue reading

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On the Threshold of Spring

“How are you feeling?” I’ve come to hate that question. When I know it’s coming, I brace myself for it. I run through potential answers in my head, tossing some aside, tweaking others until I settle upon a response. Like … Continue reading

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Disco Balls & Diana Ross:  A “Coming Out” Party

When we think of a cancer patient, the image of a bald head inevitably is part of that picture. For cancer patients ourselves, hair loss is a reality we must face. Even if we choose to embrace the hair loss … Continue reading

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Gratitude

Things I am grateful for today: Our health insurance. The Dana Farber Cancer Institute doctors, staff, volunteers and donors. That my illness is universally recognized to exist, and there’s a variety of treatment plans with proven success rates, and my … Continue reading

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Trench Vibe

winter winds whip on the front lines of all things health + wealth + being + nothingness + that which lies within mindfulness on steroids, escaping deeply alert and ever watchful, losing sleep focused when it’s called for: track, weigh, … Continue reading

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Steroids and Spa Days

It’s just after midnight and I am awake. Last night at 1:46am I ordered a “make your own smoothies with our pre-measured ingredients and recipes” delivery service, scheduled to start next week. That would be the steroids. I didn’t have … Continue reading

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