I feel my strong, stable base

I feel my strong, stable base

It’s been a tough week. A very tough week. I am okay, and I am learning and evolving and being. But it’s been a tough week. I still can get cut to the core and lose my sense of self, even as I grow more and more stable and centered. I can slip back into the self-doubt...
Coming clean #1 – Ode to my flat chest

Coming clean #1 – Ode to my flat chest

People thank me for being so open and vulnerable – in my blog posts and especially on LinkedIn. I live by “we’re only as sick as our secrets,” which I first heard in Al-Anon decades ago. I know (believe) that every time I share something that’s unguarded and personal...
Come from curiosity, not expectation

Come from curiosity, not expectation

Again, my yoga practice and instructor. Again, what I needed to hear. Come from curiosity, not expectation. It is so easy to go into situations, conversations, and daily life rife with expectations. Expectations that can leave me disappointed. Expectations that can...
BE (why is that still so f—g hard???)

BE (why is that still so f—g hard???)

When people ask me how I am, I often answer “I don’t really know.” Well, I answer, “Better. Okay or at least okay enough. Sometimes close to good. Stronger. And I don’t really know.” I’m in such a state of evolving and flux. Like I’m the caterpillar in the cocoon,...
I’m letting the ease, love, and joy seep in

I’m letting the ease, love, and joy seep in

I am definitely in a weird space, and I am letting that be. I know that so much from the last year is sinking in and crystalizing and processing, and I know that I can’t – nor do I want to – rush it. I am letting myself be with my uncertainty and awkwardness and...
I will live and thrive

I will live and thrive

It was, again, in therapy that this came to me. It is, of course, not a surprise after a cancer diagnosis and journey. (Stay tuned, it’s nearly my cancerversary!) What happens when you’re faced with a life-threatening diagnosis and journey? At least for me, you choose...