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Gratitude as a way of life

Here is an excerpt from a blog post which brought me to tears.  http://seeingmiracles.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/refinement/ “I wrote down a few lines every day for years. I never missed a day no matter how tired I was or how early I would … Continue reading

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Cancer Lessons

What lessons have I learned as a result of my journey through cancer?   GRATITUDE I was like most people – I took things for granted. Facing my own mortality made me realize that the people that are the closest … Continue reading

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This is NOT my Calling!!

Warning: content may be disturbing to some (flower-loving) readers. Do you know a calling that is absolutely not you? Like, never, ever, ever?  That’s me with tending flowers. It just doesn’t work. I love flowers. They’re beautiful and aromatic and … Continue reading

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Celebration Time!

Finally, the time had arrived to celebrate.  This day was almost 2 years in the making. A celebration of the end……of treatments, pain, surgeries, sickness, un-certainty, heartache.. And a celebration of the blessings….of jubilation, joy, gratitude, LIFE!!!! The party was … Continue reading

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BRCA

BR = breast CA = cancer   BRCA is the name of the gene, which, if mutated, results in increased hereditary risk of breast and ovarian cancer.    There are 2 BRCA genes – BRCA1 and BRCA2, respectively.    I … Continue reading

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Reiki Healing

My soul sister and I are always discussing ways in which we can improve our health and well-being.  From yoga, to massage therapy, to reading, to meditating, to spending time with each other. I knew that she had more physical … Continue reading

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Embraced by the Light

“Embraced by the Light” is a book by Betty J. Eadie.  I read it when my soul sister loaned it to me.  I was changed by it.  I decided to re-read it, not from the beginning, but from wherever.  I … Continue reading

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My Last Herceptin!

Finally the day had arrived…..my 17th, and FINAL, Herceptin treatment. I got dressed up – what the heck right?  Took pictures with every single staff.  My family got involved too – my Mom made samosas and my cousin baked a … Continue reading

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Paying it Forward (again)..

During my 15th Herceptin treatment, I saw this beautiful petite slender woman with glorious shiny black hair walk into the cancer care clinic with a big smile on her face.  She acknowledged all the staff by their names.  She was dressed up, so I … Continue reading

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Life….and Death….

Death has been a very significant component of my life and the lessons I’ve accumulated, both sub-consciously and consciously, thus far. Thinking back to my first experience with death was when I was around 6 or 7.  We still hadn’t … Continue reading

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