Category Archives: surrender

The Life of Pi

Warning: There are a few spoilers in this blog, but I don’t think anything I could say could possibly take away from the experience of actually seeing this film. A couple of days ago I saw Ang Lee’s Life of … Continue reading

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Soaring through Life on the Wings of the Eagle

I am astonished that it has been over six months since I wrote my last blog. I imagine people finding my blog on WordPress, reading about my battle to overcome cancer, and saying, “What happened to her? Is she still … Continue reading

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No One Can Take Your Power, You Can Only Give It Away

Journeying with a Stranger in a Strange Land In 1997 I was travelling through Mexico City and Guatemala for two weeks with a healer and her apprentices on a research-gathering trip for a book I was helping to write, Woman … Continue reading

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Won’t Bow. Don’t Know How.

In her book Eat, Pray, Love Liz Gilbert was lucky enough to meet an earthy, caring, and wise southern gentleman called Richard from Texas who alternately kicked her ass when she needed it and gave her all the love he … Continue reading

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Hold Your Hands Up High

Today was going to be one of the happiest days of my life. Almost one year ago, my speaking voice began to fade as the undiagnosed cancer in my lungs destroyed the nerve connection between my brain and my left … Continue reading

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When Worry Has Us in It’s Teeth…

I spend a lot of time worrying about things: finances, my health, my work, my family. Yet I know perfectly well that worrying is the most useless and unproductive activity in which we can engage. It’s a complete waste of … Continue reading

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That One Wild Thing

Writing a blog is like trying to show your best face to the world. I’ve been silent these past few weeks because there is a lot of chaos in my life now. It began at the end of October when … Continue reading

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