One year ago today, I received my initial diagnosis of breast cancer, ductal carcinoma in-situ, a non-invasive form of breast cancer in my left breast. Initially, the news was not that bad. It was the least harmful form of cancer and was highly treatable. I underwent a core biopsy, called my family and friends to... Continue Reading →
Things are a lot better in my world this week. Everything has improved, or, at least my perception of it has improved. A luxurious amount of time was spent lying on the grass in the sunshine and in the hammock this weekend. In addition, there was the usual lovely Easter celebrating and joy. Good food,... Continue Reading →
Wanted to share this great article from Psychology Today on how to be an intelligent consumer of media and how to get beyond our own biases/ beliefs to access what is actually true. If I were still posting on Facebook, I would share it there, but would likely be told by at least one or... Continue Reading →
So I remember... Anna is 12 years old. She loves to make parody videos with Mia and the two of them laugh for hours when they do this. Anna also loves Harry Potter and is reading the series again. She loves to swim, ice skate, mountain bike, camp, read, spend time with her family and... Continue Reading →
I felt guilty after my last post. I was worried that the few people who read this blog and know me personally would withdraw from my life. And I was worried it was wrong to write it, in general. Of course, no one withdrew from my life. In fact, they checked in with me and... Continue Reading →
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This month marks one year since our governor mandated shutdowns in the name of coronavirus. Mask mandates shortly followed and are still in place statewide. Children are now required to wear masks all day at school, at recess, and while playing sports. Everyone else is required to wear a mask while inside of public buildings,... Continue Reading →
This lovely little video made by a 9th grader named Liv McNeil touched my heart and inspired me to write this blog post. Click on the highlighted text above to view the video. It is beautifully made and worth watching. It shows a side of teenagers that we adults tend to overlook. I love teenagers.... Continue Reading →
I feel like almost no one in the whole world understands me. It's a way I felt most of my life, and it's a lonely and isolating feeling. I also feel afraid, because being alone is scary to me. Of course I'm not physically alone, but more alone on the emotional or spiritual side of... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/Ri_yU_gHLcA This is a short film that to me is super interesting and eye-opening. And it is well-made. I love stuff like this. It is sparked by curiosity and goes against the paralyzing fear that has permeated nearly every corner of our world over the last several months. How absolutely refreshing. Enjoy!