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A Clean Bill of Health

Just in case there is someone who hasn't heard- my last chemotherapy treatment was this week! Take that cancer! I will meet with my oncologist on Tuesday to discuss "maintenance". But, happiness, I'm cancer-free! Thanks to those of you who contributed to my medical expenses. The page will be relaunching- but now the money will [...]

By |May 7th, 2016|Announcement|0 Comments

Beauty of a Body – Beauty of a Woman Blog Fest Post

This post is part of August McLaughlin's "Beauty of a Woman Blog Fest". Check out all the posts in the fest here.  A while ago, I wrote a post in my "Dancer with Cancer" series about how weird bodies can be. And in my MFA work, we've been exploring thealogy as an embodied experience, versus [...]

By |May 2nd, 2016|Musings|19 Comments

Exercising When Sick

Feeling under the weather? Exercising when sick can still be a good idea- if you're smart about it. Check out these tips from fitness and medical professionals, including one from me!

By |April 26th, 2016|Fitness|0 Comments

How do You Know?- The Dancer with Cancer Part 7

Our culture prizes knowledge greatly (well, except for Donald Trump and Sarah Palin). We are encouraged to do well in school and go to college. Then, to move up in our jobs, we are encouraged to get advanced degrees, or take more training. The learning never ends. Nor should it. But. How do you KNOW? [...]

By |April 11th, 2016|Musings|0 Comments

Getting the Right Kind of Care- Dancer with Cancer Part 5

One of the most important things I've learned in my cancer journey is how important the right doctor is, the right kind of care. So when I had to change doctors this year, I got recommendations from my social worker. She didn't steer me wrong! I had a great new patient visit this morning. She [...]

By |March 20th, 2016|Musings|0 Comments

Giving up Control

In one of my classes, I'm reading The Rebirth of the Goddess by Carol Christ. Christ’s discussion of our own need for control deeply resonated with me. Ever since my cancer diagnosis, I have been struggling with issues of control. I first faced these issues nearly 20 years ago in the form of an eating disorder. With [...]

By |March 13th, 2016|Musings|2 Comments

3 Rules About Bodies. The Dancer with Cancer Part 4.

Read  the Dancer with Cancer parts 1, 2, and 3. "Bodies are weird." I say that to my clients all the time. I also say, "The body is different every day."Another thing I frequently say is "You are the only one in your body". I am just now learning the truth of these statements. I [...]

By |January 20th, 2016|Musings|0 Comments

The Body as Power. The Dancer with Cancer Part 3.

Read The Dancer with Cancer Part 1 here and 2 here. In my therapy I've been working through the issues raised by feelings of my betrayal from body.  With that, and in writing my personal essay for grad school, there are certain themes that come together. Connecting body and soul. Telling women's stories. It's not [...]

By |January 12th, 2016|Musings|2 Comments

Were. Are. Am Becoming. Dancer with Cancer Part 2.

Read Dancer with Cancer Part 1 here. Who are you, when you are definitely not who you were, but can also no longer be who you are? How much does the choice of profession weigh into who we are? How do you figure out who you must become, when you've never been there, or done [...]

By |December 29th, 2015|Musings|5 Comments

The Dancer with Cancer

If we are connected in real life or on social media, you likely already know this. I have been diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin's Lymphoma. (EDIT: On 1/16/16, my doctor stepped back that diagnosis to Stage 3B. I'm not quite sure what makes them different, but, full disclosure.) I'm shocked. I'm guessing you were too [...]

By |December 8th, 2015|Announcement, Musings|16 Comments