Is Dying Failure?
What it feels like to face mortality when it staring you right in the face?
I Didn't Know I Needed to Change...Until I Did
The Ancient Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, is quoted to have said, "The only constant is change." Still we resist. What is your relationship like with change?
Healing and Cancer: Food for Thought
There is a strong tendency to focus on dietary habits and cancer; prevention (or not) and cure (or not). Nutritional choices have a role, but there are more factors to be considered. If cancer is a "call for change", my soul prayer is "Reveal to me what in my life am I meant to change." Healing for me does not mean that I will not die. We will all die. Healing for me is about living the life I was given more fully, more honestly, more lovingly, and more joyously.
It's Not Personal
Many people were as surprised about me being diagnosed with cancer as I was. Perhaps it was because if it could happen to me, it could happen to them. That was how I felt by the death of Laura Harris. She was just fifty-three (my age now). She was active and outgoing. It was her death almost 12 years ago, that taught me not to wait to live life. She also taught me to swim better, helping me to make it through the 1.5 km half-ironman swim. How does someone not take cancer personally, when it has so much potential to lead to death?
Happily Ever Now
Who am I really? How am I meant to serve the greater good? What will I do with the rest of my life? These are just a few of the questions that continue to wash over me, as I sit in that row boat, in the middle of the ocean surrounded by the fog.
Wrestling with Uncertainty
"What is your relationship with uncertainty?" Personally, I have spent the past year wrestling with life's uncertainties. Not just because of the global pandemic, but because I was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer in early February 2020.
Stranger in the Dark
As part of my personal Journey of Healing, I journal every morning. I am not just writing; I am conversing with God. The God that is within me to the Source of Universal Power that is greater than myself. This morning I heard the words, "share it." Which meant that I was to find a way to share my inner most thoughts with you. You might be more inclined to watch a video blog than to read these words. Though if you are meant to get the message you will.