“This deep, dark place is where the magic happens. It can be awful, but it can also be super sweet. Let it change you, lean into it and let it transform you.” -My Guru, Jen during the Winter of 2012 There are several ways to go through cancer. Lots of different paths to take … Continue reading Feeling all of the Feels
I’ve thought about entitling my book, “The Human Connection Project” because once I was diagnosed with cancer, it seemed like relating to others was one of the things that mattered most to me. I found myself connecting with nurses, doctors, other patients and everyone in between as we shared (often intimate) stories about our lives. I … Continue reading A Little Help
The novelty of cancer has started to wear off. The excitement (both good and bad) surrounding my diagnosis has begun to dissipate and I’m left feeling like a normal; albeit a little beat up, 36 year old mother to a 7 month old boy and partner to a 44 year old man. In my day … Continue reading One. By. One.
We bought a house. In Essex. In the exact neighborhood where we really wanted to live. We’re excited and scared and happy and relieved and nervous. As my friend Polly said, “when was the last time you bought something with that many zero’s attached to it?” Never. We close at the end of June. We’re … Continue reading The New Me in My Old Life
These are the shoes I wore to my first PET scan in October when they determined my cancer was only targeted to my throat. The Indian man I met who performed the scan commented on them explaining that they were a sign of luck in his country. “Peacock symbolism: Vision, Spirituality, Awakening, Guidance, Protection & … Continue reading What will stay and what will go?