I’LL START FIGHTING FOR MY LIFE ON TUESDAY

I haven’t written a blog in a while, but not for lack of trying. Everything turns into a pile of frustrated swear words about the current administration and I just want to tear out the hair that my cancer treatments already made short work of. None of that would help anyone. I have nothing to […]

The Body; She’s a Wonderful Thing

  Good morning! Had some little magical events that blew my mind and I thought they might at least tickle yours as well. I have two different tumor locations, one is tangled in my lymph underneath my armpit. When I first had my mastectomy, almost ten years ago, the surgeon mistakenly left a suture in […]

MANNERS MATTER

Good Morning. I’ve shied away from my blog for the last few months. I don’t know why, I just felt as if I had nothing much to say. Although if you ask my friends and co-workers, it’s actually hard to shut me up. Recently a friend and fellow yoga teacher pointed out that I hadn’t […]

SNAKE!

  This is a quick little retelling of a blog from some years ago that you might enjoy with your morning coffee. I was married, my kids were little. We lived in a big fancy  house on the edge of the Santa Monica Conservancy.  It wasn’t unusual to see bobcats, many coyote, an occasional lion, […]

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 […]

The Most Wonderful Time of The Year.

Parent: Honey, kiss everyone good night and off to bed. Kid: I don’t want to. Parent: Don’t be rude, kiss our guests goodnight. ***** Kid: I don’t want to hug Uncle Tim. Parent: Come on, he always takes really good care of you on your birthdays, let him know you appreciate it. ***** Teen: I […]

You Know you Can – So Do It.

Good Morning, my Friends.  Yesterday, I had taken my son to a Mexican restaurant for lunch. Another parent came in with his two older kids. Our eyes met, and we smiled at each other. It was clear that he was enjoying his down time with his kids, like I was. We had a moment and […]

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 […]

Be The Helper

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” – Fred Rogers My kids and I have been watching the news like hawks.  My twenty-year old, Sam, knows the names of all […]