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Happy Birthday to My Nineteen Year Old Son

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in Goddesslicious, Non-Custodial Mothering | 0 comments

Happy Birthday to My Nineteen Year Old Son

Dear Nineteen, A year ago I wrote you a public letter containing all the things I could think of that an 18 year old man would need to know to get a good start in adult life. I thought of you then as a boy becoming a man. I imagined myself the wise elder, dispensing sage advice. That makes me laugh now. I don’t know when for sure that it happened, this shift in how I see you. Maybe it was in August when you visited and we were together for the first time in two years and you stood as a man among men and claimed your warrior self. But no,...

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Brain MRI Results. Dammit.

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Best of The Goddess, Cancer Goddess, Cancer Healing, Goddesslicious | 4 comments

Brain MRI Results. Dammit.

Six weeks ago there was a badass biggish tumor and a wee little one. Now, not only did the two tumors NOT reduce in size, but the biggish one is more defined than six weeks ago. And they are joined by a third tumor that just popped up — also pretty big — since six weeks ago. Tumor party!

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The Marshmallow Test, Life, and Cancer

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Cancer Goddess, Cancer Healing, Goddesslicious | 5 comments

The Marshmallow Test, Life, and Cancer

Hello my lovelies, I’m on my way this week to the hospital for a brain MRI. Today is Day Twelve of a massive headache that won’t go away no matter what pain medicine I throw at it, and this is a very bad sign for someone who’s had brain tumors. Couple the headache with other signs I’m experiencing and there is, ahem, strong concern  — one level below freak-out mode. This was probably preventable. My Kahuna and I know what to do and how to do it to get through cancer. I’ve been more successful than more than 99%...

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How I Found Freedom

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in Cancer Goddess, Magic | 0 comments

How I Found Freedom

What happens when we resist our Truth? The past several weeks I’ve been in a deep soul process. Well, to be more exact, I’ve been resisting a call to a deep soul process. Resisting, for me in this case, looks and feels a lot like depression. Very little felt good except the things I know always feel good to me: movement/dance and connection/community. I stopped painting. This was a mistake. By stopping painting I denied an essential part of myself, like cutting off an arm. Or my heart. I can get along without an arm but I need my...

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One Eleven

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Cancer Goddess, Cancer Healing | 0 comments

One Eleven

After cancer hit more than two years ago, my relationship with scales and weighing took on a whole new dimension. It got very simple. Losing weight = death. Gaining weight = health. I gave up the option to worry about weight or what my body looked like, because I was fighting for my life.

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Two Years to Tango

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Cancer Goddess, What Cancer Feels Like | 0 comments

Two Years to Tango

These shoes became emblematic of my will to live. I was gonna say Eff You to cancer and learn to dance tango IF IT KILLED ME. Even though by the time I got the shoes, I barely had the strength to stand more than a couple of minutes, let alone dance on 3.5 inch stiletto heels.

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Robin Williams and Divine Timing

Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 in Best of The Goddess, Death + Dying, Goddesslicious | 2 comments

Robin Williams and Divine Timing

A couple of nights ago I was still seeing Robin Williams links and mentions in my Facebook news feed, so I got to wondering. Why did he do it? Why did he end his life THAT WAY on THAT DAY? Why not next week? Or next year? Why suicide? Why not an accident? Cancer? Why did he not live out his life and die an old man, well-lived?

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11 Ways to Move Through Pain

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in Best of The Goddess, Goddesslicious | 0 comments

11 Ways to Move Through Pain

We feel pain when we resist our truth. So simple, yet not easy, to stop resisting. We are conditioned to resist, we are rewarded for resisting. Our inner truths often seem horrible at first, while we still resist them. Only when accepted do they become beautiful. Here's what I did that moved me through my pain.

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How Cancer Gave Me My Life

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Cancer Goddess, Cancer Healing, Goddesslicious, Magic | 0 comments

How Cancer Gave Me My Life

I saw it in the eyes of the ER ultrasound tech as she held the scanning wand over my abdomen. She fought to control the tears in her eyes, but her look of shock and concern was unmistakable even to me, already drugged with morphine. Dying? That's ridiculous, I thought. I'm not dying. Never mind that if things continued as they had -- me curled in a fetal position from the pain and constant nausea, refusing to eat -- I would have died within weeks.

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I Want

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Love + Relationship | 0 comments

I Want

It doesn’t interest me what you ate for lunch I want to know how a sun-ripened peach tastes to you, what the feel of its juice running down your chin reminds you of I want to taste your breath in my mouth I want to know what scares you most, and when you feel most alive I want to feel my belly pressed against yours, two breaths and two hearts I want to know what makes you cry I want to smile when I hear your voice and notice my heart quicken in response I want to know that your laugh has a home in my heart I want to feel the space...

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The power of naked

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in Goddesslicious, Love + Relationship, Tantra | 6 comments

The power of naked

The other night my Kahuna and I went to a snuggle party: a safe, moderated experimental laboratory where sex-positive or poly or tantra people (or all three) gather to feel desires and make respectful requests of one another for non-penetrative sexy play. I had a great night. When we got home I realized how far I’ve come in life, how comfortable I’ve become in my own skin. Literally. Even just a year ago, when Kahuna and I spent 22 days in training to learn and teach tantra, I would have had a very different experience at a party...

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We are one — we are a miracle

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in Goddesslicious, Magic | 0 comments

We are one — we are a miracle

As I explore my inner landscape, learning to love its lush curves and steep canyons, I think a lot about how I connect to my beloved, my loves, my world. My prayer these days is to see myself with clear eyes, to honor the power and wisdom of the Being that I Am, and to know a clear path to serving the world through my gifts.

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