I don’t have a mantra I repeat to my boys, although I have certain things/lessons I repeat to them regularly. The whole concept of Yin and Yang. Everything happens for a reason. Trust yourself. When you feel unsure if you’re able to Trust yourself (perhaps whatever it is feels too big for a kid), ask Mom or Dad for help. I often tell them to Trust What Is. SEE What Is, and Trust that; don’t invent stories in your head, fiction that your mind can run away with, none of which is probably true. Trusting What Is speaks to me, Continue reading >>
Doctors, Doctors, and More Doctors Between my older son and I, we have almost every ~ologist, as he calls them, that you can imagine. Endocrinologist, nephrologist, radiologist, neurologist, pediatric ophthalmologist, dermatologist, gynecologist, audiologist, and now, an oncologist. Then there are the non-ologists: ENT, geneticist, breast surgeon, and a few others I’ve probably forgotten, but these are the regulars. Although I never dreamed our family would have the need for a pediatric endocrinologist (to monitor a completely non-functioning thyroid in my son), two nephrologists (kidney doctors), a geneticist (to tie this lovely mess together for me), or many of the other Continue reading >>
A Landing Spot I recently mentioned to my mother how I keep finding crumbs on my chest. She asked me, “On your chest? Where did they go before?” “In my lap!” I told her. See, I have a much different body now than I did before. One that collects crumbs, as if they were landing on a shelf, instead of making a direct descent to my lap! Boy, did we laugh at that one! But it’s true. My body has changed. And along with the physical changes, came the emotional changes. Those, I must admit, have not been as humorous. Continue reading >>
Labyrinth Healing During the summer of 2011, I quite literally stumbled upon this labyrinth while on a morning walk with my mother-in-law in a remote location, about an hour outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico. We had not set out to find this destination. The circular shaped barn and labyrinth seemed to spring up out of nowhere. This photo captures the healing essence, the beauty, and the awe of all it all — of walking side-by-side with God in nature, of the mystery of the labyrinth. It also reminded me of a Sufi poem by Rumi: But where is Continue reading >>
I apologize for the length…. I started out talking about my Healing Team and it took a natural turn into prayer. Stick with it. Future video blogs will be shorter I promise.