Category Archives: Living Life

What narrow spots are you facing?

  I describe cancer as the narrow spot in an hourglass. I am the sand passing from the top, through the narrow spot and coming to rest in the bottom chamber. Life is full of narrow spots, not all labelled … Continue reading

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What are you waiting for?

We all have the resources we need to face our narrow spots.  Ask for help.  Spend time slowing down and breathing deeply.  Listen to our heart.  There may not always be an apparent answer to the question.  Patience, while living … Continue reading

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Is there effort in transformation?

  I just got my newsletter from Sacred Ground, a community of spiritual directors and seekers in St. Paul, MN.  The opening letter from Michele, the Executive Director, is about change – a subject with which I am very familiar.  … Continue reading

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A Chance Meeting

At this time 11 years ago, I was a 54 year old woman in apparent good health.  I had purchased myself new ice skates  (the first since high school) and was enjoying skating on the lake behind our home.  [I … Continue reading

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Gratitude

I am so grateful to Linda Hunt for her generous and thoughtful response to my book.  When you write something – and put it out there in the universe – it is gratifying to learn that the message is meaningful … Continue reading

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What are you looking forward to in 2014?

  Here we are two weeks into the new year.  What do you need to accept?  What possibilities are you seeing and longing for?  How do you plan to embrace what is and move forward? For some time I have … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

  The New Year… When you begin something new it is often with a sense of anticipation and eager participation. Does this new year – 2014 – bring those feelings to the forefront of your “new year’s” experience and expectation? … Continue reading

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Red Flags of Sarcoma Video

Recently, there was a lot of news about the remarkable story of Zach Sobiech, the young man who recorded “Clouds”.   An aggressive osteosarcoma took him too soon.  His music and video images will be long remembered.  Please do not forget … Continue reading

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

When my sister Kristin died from a reoccurrence of malignant melanoma that had metastasized into her lungs and brain, I thought of cancer as evil. Kristin was only 35 years old. My little sister. She was a wife and mother. … Continue reading

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Will you become a mountain climber?

Poet Stephen Levine wrote:  “There is a grace approaching/…It is an insistent grace that draws us/to the edge and beckons us surrender/safe territory and enter our enormity.” One of those moments of insistent grace was my recent journey to Nepal … Continue reading

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