Quitting The Dead Princess Club

Years ago, I read Gilda Radnor’s book, It’s Always Something. Like many of us with advanced Cancer, she had tried to figure out what it was that had made her so sick. When she was on SNL, she had suffered eating disorders, chewed sugarless gum constantly, and drank endless cans of Tab. I did all of […]

Stop Chasing the Bacon

This month I turn 57. I’m getting long in the tooth, as they say. And I am happy to earn my fangs. As often is the case, the older we get, the more we realize we don’t know, and youth is wasted on the young and all that jazz. But there are some things I […]

Happy Birthday, Cheeky Yum

Hello my Friends! Cheeky Yum is two years old this week. So today is a little check in. I hit a bit of a Lemony Snicket streak. The same day Cheeky Yum turned 2, my mother passed away. And three months before that, my father passed away. In the midst of all of that I […]

Go with the Flow, Even if You are Scared.

Good morning my friends. I am in Paradise; Kauai.  Certainly one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. I am with friends; a few I’ve traveled with before and a few new ones. We are warrior women. Two of us have had complete lung transplants, one is a the gals is cancer survivor. I […]

Your Bright Shiny Life – Claim it.

It’s Sunday morning. Superbowl day. I have my laptop out by the pool, surrounded by birds of paradise.  I just finished teaching a yoga class. I have a phone interview scheduled in a bit for a friends podcast. Why, oh why, am I living this very charmed life at this moment? Because I chose it. […]

A Community for All of Us.

A week ago I took my third and final jump across country from one coast to the other. I wrote my last blog two weeks ago in some pretty darned chilly temperatures in New York, surrounded by boxes and packing tape. Today’s blog comes to you from our new digs in sunny Southern California. My […]

Hear! Hear! Time to Pay Attention.

When I was much younger I liked to leave the details up to the Other Guy. Things like buying a car, buying a house or getting married. Part of it was sort of an attitude towards being a female and the time I grew up. A guy was expected to sweat the details. No need […]

Right Here. Right Now.

Good Morning.  I have one thing to tell you today; You will never have any kind of lasting happiness unless you make living in the present moment your regular jam.  That is just the truth. If you aren’t looking at what is right in front of you right now, you’re missing out on the jewels […]

When Life Serves You Cottonballs

I don’t eat elephants.  But when I do…I eat them one bite at a time. I had a dream when I was a kid that there were huge balls of cotton rolling through our woods towards our house. I knew they were evil cotton balls, so I grabbed my little sister’s hand and ran to […]

Happy Birthday, Cheeky Yum!

  Good morning, Blogee’s!  I am very happy to say, CheekyYum.com is now a year old.  I usually only have that kind of commitment to my bad habits. The good stuff I tend to skip here and there.  Like Meditation.  Something that I can do for free that will re-wire my brain and make my life […]