“Now I’ll Tell You a Secret Thing”

November 22, 2019

At 7a.m. on November 23, 2012, my life stopped. I was 37. My life had changed before this in big and small ways; mostly good, some spectacular (having two healthy kids). But hearing the words—sorry to do this over the phone; you have advanced inflammatory breast...

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The Plum Trees (Yet Another Lesson in Letting Go)

September 6, 2019

Let me start by saying that I love trees. There is nothing that would make me cut down a tree. However. We had three plum trees along our side fence. About ten feet high, they were planted by the......Read More

New Year, New Updates

February 28, 2019

As the new year unfolds I wanted to post the highlights from 2018 and what’s happening in 2019. And in the spirit of Marie Kondo-ing, it is all in one tidy post. Last year was full of: everything. I......Read More

Lyft and American Cancer Society Giving Free Rides to Cancer Patients

September 12, 2018

Lyft is offering free rides to cancer patients in major U.S. cities as part of their ongoing relationship with the American Cancer Society (ACS). Read all the details here.  ...Read More

Upside Down & Inside Out

May 11, 2017

Spring arrived this year in fits and starts. Just when I’m ready to slap on the sunscreen and put away my winter sweaters, the rain comes back. This uncertainty, this instability, has been getting to me. And last week......Read More

New Beginnings

January 20, 2017

As I watched the inauguration this morning I found myself looking back, to where I was four years ago. And I realized that on this day in 2013 I was about to start another round of chemo when I......Read More

Shades of Pink

June 24, 2016

Despite the ongoing debate about “pinkwashing”–the misuse of the breast cancer pink ribbon–I seem to be surrounded by it. On my flight from San Francisco to North Carolina, I chatted with a flight attendant and her sister is going......Read More

Morning Inspiration & Everyday Joy

May 23, 2016

Mornings are chaos around here – getting the kids fed, dressed, watered; lunches packed; breakfast made and eaten; homework folders found under the bed or in the backpacks. Then coffee, email, coffee, email, work… I would like to say......Read More