Category Archives: Living Life

Storytelling for Wholeness and Healing

I have known for sometime that telling the stories of our narrow spots is essential to healing. I recently had the opportunity to hear renowned storytellers Kevin Kling and Matthew Sanford in an informal conversation with Dr. Jon Hallberg. The … Continue reading

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It is a Glorious Fall Day

Today is one of those picture perfect days of September upon which travel brochures are created – warm in the sun, cool in the shade, too nice to ignore and too late to play hooky. So I came home from … Continue reading

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Transformation Is Like Tending a Garden

Change is inevitable. In the song, “Closing Time” there is a lyric, “Every new beginning comes at some other beginning’s end.” Transformation is intentional. While a gift of grace, it is purposeful and not effortless. Within the depths of winter, … Continue reading

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Does Parenting Ever End?

Last weekend, I was with a couple of women friends on a retreat – actually it was a slumber party – at a cabin in Northern Minnesota. During conversation that weekend, there were several opportunities to reflect on parenting experiences, … Continue reading

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My message is not just about cancer.

This week I had the privilege of being invited to share my message with a group of adults with various neurological diseases at the Fairview MS Achievement Center’s (MSAC’s) day program in St. Paul, MN. I was invited by the … Continue reading

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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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