Tag Archives: Coping with Fear

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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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

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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

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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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