Monthly Archive: January 2016

– Meditation, Mindfulness, & Healing

  When I was diagnosed in 2013 with leptomeningeal brain metastases, I was told the average survivability was 2.8 months after diagnosis. I had just lost a friend to the same rare diagnosis a month after hers. Western medicine did not have much to offer me and so I resorted to three naturopathic therapies… removal …

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– The long, dark night that leads to the path of light

  October, 2012 — 2 MRIs, 2 cat scans, 2 ultrasounds, 2 biopsies and 2 days later, all I’d been told was that I was full of Stage IV metastatic cancer. Impatient, I asked the nurse for my reports and had just finished reading them when the oncologist walked in. I said, “Well, it looks …

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– Having Hope

Having hope is not “being in denial”. As Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t… you’re right.” If you think you’re gonna die, you’re gonna die. If you think you’re gonna prevail, you have a fighting chance and, trust me, no one’s gonna laugh at you for hoping when …

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– Exercise and cancer

“If we had a pill that conferred all the confirmed health benefits of exercise, would we not do everything humanly possible to see to it that everyone had access to this wonder drug? Would it not be the most prescribed pill in the history of mankind?” — Robert E. Sallis, M.D. “Exercise is medicine and …

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– New Orders

There is no death, only a change of worlds. – Chief Seattle The other night I was sleeping on my side and I awoke to someone gently shaking my shoulder. “It’s time to go”, she whispered. It resembled the vague excitement of being woken up early to leave on a road trip when you were little. …

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