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To Whom It May Concern

Dear Pets, The last four weeks post-surgery have been rough.  And when I say rough, I mean I’ve been rotating the same comfy pants and baggy shirts for over four weeks.  I’ve been keeping medication charts.  I’ve been taking naps.  I’ve watched more tv in the last month than I probably have in the entire […] Read more…

5 Word Friday: My Current Status As Told By a Dog and a Cat

Sixteen days ago I had a hysterectomy. And for 16 days, I’ve never been more aware of every ache and pain in my body, every wave of intense fatigue and every limitation that reminds me I’m in the middle of recovering from major surgery. Despite all that, I remain positive that I’ll continue to get […] Read more…

15 Inspiring Cheryl Strayed Quotes About Life and Living

I’m a sucker for a good quote. There’s something about making connections between someone else’s words and my own life that makes me pause and think. Whether that pause is to soak in inspiration, wisdom, humor, motivation, an aha moment, or a sense of belonging, I jot down those quotes that speak to me in […] Read more…

Balance: My One-Word Resolution for 2017

I think it all started with a running injury. Then I noticed my hair was falling out. Later it was the tightening of my clothes. Sprinkled in there was the increase in debilitating headaches. Before I knew it, I was ending 2016 waiting for the results of my third cancer scare within six months and […] Read more…

To Whom It May Concern

Dear Meditation, I thought I’d be better at practicing you by now.  I’m about to finish the book Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation, which is a four week program to learn all about meditation. I all read about the benefits of meditation, and I’ve practiced breathing meditations, body scan meditations, letting go of thoughts […] Read more…

40 Things I Learned By 40

Four years ago, I wrote a blog post on my birthday called “Today is My Birthday…And I’m Turning Beautiful.” And for the last three years, I returned to that post, reread it, shared it and reflected on my life and the twists and turns it’s taken. But this year, as I celebrate my birthday — […] Read more…

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