Monthly Archives: October 2010

Today I Began to Write My Book – At Last!

I just wanted to note here in this place where I share many of my most honest thoughts that I started writing my book today. I have made a commitment to try and write for at least an hour a day, every … Continue reading

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Surrender: Releasing Fear, Opening the Heart

On Monday, October 25 I had a call from my oncologist’s office about “elevated liver enzymes,” which could have meant that my liver cancer had returned. I went through a very difficult week, culminating in a stressful PET/CT scan on … Continue reading

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My Mother and the Museum Curator

–For Debby, my Favorite Seester, who said, “Why don’t you write something funny?” Our mothers…the very mention of the word can bring a chill of dread to our hearts, yet there is probably no one else we have ever loved … Continue reading

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Coyotes Never Give Up

“I have cast my gaze two hundred years down the road to dreamers I’ll never know who may, like me, hear sensible voices lovingly telling them to stay safe and not take foolish chances. I want The Coyotes to whisper … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Those I Call Beloved

This evening I read an email sent to me by my dear friend Larry who shared the story of one of his clients who had miraculously moved from stage 4 cancer to stage 2 cancer. When she talked about the … Continue reading

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Choosing the Things That Make Life Jump Up and Live

A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until you put her into hot water.                                                                                                –Eleanor Roosevelt In the last two weeks I have heard of three people who died—or are dying—of cancer. This … Continue reading

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My Body Is an Archangel of Love

Today my body is an archangel of love Whose wings fly open in astonishment At the hawk that thrusts past my window, At the tiny monarch caterpillars in my garden, everywhere, Whose mother kissed the leaves of the milkweed On … Continue reading

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