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Week 6 of Chemo: Dealing with Hair Loss

I took this photo yesterday, which happened to start off as a “good” day. I had a meeting at my kid’s school so I got up early, took a shower and wore acceptable street clothes to try and look “normal.” The day before that, not only did I look like I was severely sun burned Read More

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Week 4-5 of Chemo: The Good The Bad The Ugly

This is gonna be a long post. I’ve missed two weeks. Word vomitting here is mainly for my sake, sanity, and heart space healing. I’m happy if you follow along and not offended if you don’t, however, my hope is to always leave with you some good nuggets you can use or you can share Read More

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Meditation with Essential Oils

There’s a good chance that at some point in our life, we will be caught in the midst of a crisis. No one, not even the super mom of the year, is immune to difficult times but a meditation practice can help everyone of us find peace with our reality, whether that reality is a Read More

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Week 3 of Chemo: Conquering Nausea

It’s the 4th week of treatment and I’m dreading it. I’m also behind on documenting this week’s experience because I’ve been sick all week. At the moment I am trying to erase my memory of last week and prevent it from replaying while I’m sitting there waiting for my cocktail to be mixed and delivered. Read More

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Self Care After Chemo Tip: Armpits

Fighting cancer is like fighting a wild fire. If you know me, you know that I hate meds (unless absolutely necessary) and will try anything else before reaching for the meds. However, I recognize that cancer, especially the rare type that I have, requires meds. Those little damn things multiply so fast that the body’s Read More

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Yoga Sutras 1.2: Yogas Chitta Vritti Nirodhah

Yoga Sutras 1.2: Yogas Chitta Vritti Nirodah … meaning “Yoga is the stilling (nirodhah, control, mastery, quieting) of the fluctuations (modifications, changing states, various forms) of the mind (thoughts and their patterns). Or in haiku: Yoga stills your mind Reveals souls and opens hearts True Self awakened. Or in unicorn speak: