The lie of vulnerability

The lie of vulnerability

This is what keeps catching me up right now. The lie – my lie – of vulnerability. Don’t get me wrong. I know I’m healing my body from cancer and moving through chemo (round three of six this week). I know I obviously have been vulnerable to this challenge and that I’m...
One sentence to set you free from fear

One sentence to set you free from fear

I am thrilled to offer a post from a dear friend and fellow “recovery warrior” (and an amazing coach, if you’re looking for one!) Caroline Garnet McGraw – who offered to write a post for me so that I could lie on my side porch doing nothing,...
Surrender (even) more fully

Surrender (even) more fully

(This is what I need to hear and remember, so I’m reposting this for me.) Back when I was physically in the yoga studio again, the instructor offered this. Well, she actually offered, “Surrender more fully,” but I added the even. Because it’s what I needed to...
I’m even trying to do chemo right

I’m even trying to do chemo right

I almost don’t want to admit this. I know it makes sense, based on the past I had and the way I was raised, but I don’t want it to be true. I realized I’m trying to get this chemo thing “right.” To make sure I do – perfectly – whatever it is that I need to do so that...
Whatever lifts my spirit and soul is what I want now

Whatever lifts my spirit and soul is what I want now

I am allowing myself to feel however I feel – the “good,” the “bad,” the in-between. I am using RAIN (recognize, allow/accept, investigate, and nurture – thank you Tara Brach!!!) to move through the feelings…or to let them move through me. As a child, I had to not...