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Happiness Is…

Closing the oncologist chapter. This morning, I unexpectedly graduated from my oncologist’s practice. Time to update AboutMe: Explorer. Wife. Mother. Yogini. Friend. Happy Healthy Learning Loving Stumbling and fumbling, but getting back up. Surviving and Thriving. And intending to continue doing … Continue reading

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A rallying cry from the reluctant hero of Zorgamazoo: Now, sometimes you lose and sometimes you win, but my Pop always told me: You never give in! And if he were here now, I know what he’d say: Morty, my son, … Continue reading

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Ooooh! Look at all these Parts!

When Mark lost his job last month, a friend grinned, “When one door closes, another opens… Sometimes, 17 others open.” And it’s been true. Possibilities have been popping up ever since. Possible new paths for Mark. And, surprisingly, hints of … Continue reading

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Everyone’s laughing and riding and cornholing except Buster.

Well, it’s Groundhog Day… again… and that must mean I’m up here in the frozen north, tip-tapping my keyboard and listening, obliviously, to the intermittent vacation plans and reports of family and friends. I’m typically teflon to travel tales. But … Continue reading

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Dusting off a Dream

A wise woman reminded me, everything starts with a thought. This was my thought today. All day.

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Fine-tuning Our Futures

In December 2008, we created our first family vision boards: cruising through magazines, cutting and pasting our wishes and dreams, creating colourful collages to help keep us focused on what really counted. My wishes at that time centred mostly on … Continue reading

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Meeting Adversity Well

Adversity isn’t an obstacle that we need to get around in order to resume living our life. It’s part of our life. … Our responsibility is not simply shielding those we care for from adversity but preparing them to meet … Continue reading

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From the Mouth of Bayla #16: impossible’s impossible

Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 7:00 am, 5 monk caught fire. Later that day, some friends of the fire victims delivered a flyer: MISSING CAT FROM FIRE. Sixteen days later, they found the cat, hiding in the basement of the … Continue reading

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The Supporter Experience #3: Applause

Today was Andrea’s second chemotherapy session. As always, she was a champ. I sometimes wonder how I would fair in the same situation. Today, as I watched Andrea’s medicine bags drain I clued in to a celebratory atmosphere just opposite … Continue reading

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