Tag Archives: cancer surviver

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

Posted in Cancer Survivor, Overcoming Fear, Storytelling, surrender, The Life of Pi | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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

Posted in Cancer Survivor, gratitude, Healing, Initiation, Joy Parker's fiction, living our dreams, Los Rios District, our life's purpose, Overcoming Fear, San Juan Capistrano, surrender, Treme, work and love, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

An Eagle Touched By God

Every so often a story comes to me in an email that I feel compelled to share. The last time this happened was when someone forwarded an email to me called “Hope in Japan” about how many of the residents … Continue reading

Posted in Cancer Survivor, eagle cams, eagles, Earthquake in Japan, Healing, Japan, Nature, Storytelling | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Cancer Survivor, eagle cams, Eat Pray Love, gratitude, Healing, Los Rios District, Nature, our life's purpose, Overcoming Fear, Red-Shouldered Hawk, San Juan Capistrano, Storytelling, surrender, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Dare to Believe

Ultimately, our power to really live this life we are given and to rebirth ourselves after long illness depends on who we are willing to accept as our authority. Illness can be transformational, a vehicle to a more vibrant and … Continue reading

Posted in Cancer Survivor, eagle cams, eagle chick, elevated liver enzymes, Healing, liver health, manifestatsion, our life's purpose, Overcoming Fear, prayer | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Living Practice

The question I have been asking myself for over a year now is “Why am I still here? How does someone who had cancer, and became healthy again, stay alive?” I can’t answer for the whole world, but I believe … Continue reading

Posted in Cancer Survivor, Coping with Worry, Copying with Anxiety, elevated liver enzymes, Healing, Love, Overcoming Fear, prayer | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Our Scars Are What Make Us Beautiful

In the tradition in which I was trained, one of the skills you have to learn in order to be an effective healer is the ability to “transfigure,” to go into a meditative state and see your body as it … Continue reading

Posted in Cancer Survivor, Healing, Initiation | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment