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“Learning to live wabi-sabi not to be confused with Wasabi”

“The doctors are treating the body and it’s my job to figure out how to treat my mind and soul.” -Susan Spector An Interview with: Susan Spector, author of “Keep Calm It’s just a brain tumor: My year of wabi-sabi healing.” Chances are if you’ve ever eaten sushi you’ve heard of the Japanese horseradish called Wasabi.  Are you, however, familiar with…

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“Finding JOY in the midst of suffering”

Cover Photo by Shari Fleming Photography. “I never want anyone to say, ‘That girl wasted her time.’ Instead, I hope they say, ‘She took her suffering and realized she could use it to find and spread joy.’ This became my mission.”   – Courtney Burnett An Interview with:  Courtney Burnett, author of Difficult Gifts: A physician’s journey to heal body and…

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“Embracing Acceptance”

The following is a copy of an essay that I wrote for the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) and was published in their quarterly newsletter, MindMatters in May of 2021. Click on the image below to view the article on the ABTA website. When we quiet ourselves down and listen to our inner voice, something truly magical happens. Prior to…

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FUNNY FARM GIRL

Using humor to convey messages of Hope, Healing, and Happiness during a medical crisis. “I’ve realized the final stage of healing is using what has happened to you to help others. If these words are able to help even one person walking a similar path, this book will be a win.” Hay Kelly (pun intended). Thanks for the chance to…

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“Gratitude”

There have been numerous blessings that have coincided with my brain cancer diagnosis.  While some of these took longer for me to come to terms with than others, I realize now how truly fortunate I am. I am thankful for my friend and fellow cancer warrior, Shoshanah Siegel, who suggested during a meditation gathering she was hosting several months ago…

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