Monthly Archives: June 2011

Oh BOLO Me-o ♫

I had no idea this event existed. Thanks to my friend, Laurie, I’ll be there. I hope you will too. BLOG OUT LOUD 2011 WHERE: The Prescott, 379 Preston Street, at Preston and Beech WHEN: Thursday, July 7, 2011 from … Continue reading

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Bold. By Default.

One million times I backed out of this jolt. But having publicly announced and collected input for a 5 minute spiel about standing up to fear, it seemed the embarrassment of backing out might actually dwarf the embarrassment of flopping. … Continue reading

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Happiness Is…

A 21-month attagirl from oncology. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

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Digesting PAB

For the 53 hours since PAB ended, I’ve been squeezing my brain, hoping to shrink the PAB2011 experience down to a blog-post-sized blurb. My mind, my chest, my eyes are still swelling with swirling ideas and images. Huge laughs, huge … Continue reading

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Happiness Is…

Genuine, generous, creative, talented, inspiring, fun-loving PABsters. What a wonderful weekend. Huge thanks to everyone who made it so. Photo credit Martin Jones.

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Happiness Is…

PAB Here’s a window into why. Cannot wait for PAB2011. Thanks to Bob Goyetche for the photo, above. And huge thanks to Andree for making my PAB2011 weekend possible.

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Gratitude vs Self-Loathing: Still Wrestling

Thank you, John, for inviting me into your beautiful Women and Classic Cameras series, for your kind words, and for the opportunity to step up to big fears. http://johnmeadowsphotography.wordpress.com/2011/06/18/dimensions/

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Happiness Is…

Taking Bold Steps. More than once, I walked home crying. But I made it through my first ever dance class. And I’m absolutely thrilled that I did. Related Links: Baby Steps Happiness Is… Evolving It’s just something the body does … Continue reading

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Healing Humiliation: Wise Words from Julien Smith

I’ve been planning my PAB2011 Jolt. But I’m choking. Luckily, I remembered this sanity-saving advice from Julien Smith. Here’s a tiny taste…. Do things that you consider embarrassing. You must try this. Find your internal filters and break them, one … Continue reading

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Baby Steps

Yesterday was the end of term dance recital at our local community centre. What a fabulous show. Hundreds of talented young people filled with energy, confidence, excitement and joy. Even my belly dancing class troupe performed. Did I join them? … Continue reading

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Talk for Walking

I’m always pleased to hear that my blog has reached people. Especially those on their own versions of this journey. Today, I heard from Alex in London, England. She asked if I had any advice for post-treatment life. I thought … Continue reading

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Happiness Is…

Healing, Growth and Resilience. I am immeasurably grateful for all three.

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Ease

I don’t dream of flying, fulfillment or fame. Even my life-long boat, plane and elevator disaster dreams are almost always preempted, these last few years, by the horrid-family-problem theme. But last night I had an absolutely, extremely, wonderfully atypical dream. … Continue reading

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