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Day 265: Gratitude

I’m sure on some deeper level, it’s no coincidence that I led a meditation class at noon focused on gratitude.  Gratitude for all the people and things that have supported us…nurtured us…loved us…challenged us.  Gratitude for everything that has made … Continue reading

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Day 90: Cancer bags filled with treasure

4:15 am…The alarm goes off.  It’s time to get up and get ready to head to the hospital.  I’m not nervous or scared or anxious…I’m in protection mode…survival mode…numb to emotions so I can present a happy, strong face to … Continue reading

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Day 73: When the Universe sends you flowers

When my mom called to tell me they’d found some tumors and it was cancer, she called me fairly late on a Tuesday. I was sitting in my office…alone…finishing up some work.  She’d already told my sister and my grandma. … Continue reading

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Day 46: And all the single ladies

It would probably seem logically to write about my mom today since it’s Mother’s Day and all. But my mom would be the first to tell you that I’ve never cared much for Hallmark holidays and being told when to … Continue reading

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Day 43: No words

Mom got the BRAC results today and she doesn’t have the gene that means I have to get tested.  I hadn’t realized how her test results might impact my life…my entire life….until I got the news today.  I can barely … Continue reading

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Day 41: Un-becoming everything that isn’t really you

Last week I had my first call with my life coach since retiring and we had a lot to catch up on.  She didn’t know about my mom…India…Key West…The Taste…or my blog.  After giving her the run down, I confessed … Continue reading

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