“My Heart is Not Any Age:” Random Thoughts on Growing Older

“My heart is not any age. It is a baby, an elder, a dog, a cat, divine.” — Anne Lamott, ‘This is the last Saturday of my fifties’ Two years ago, thanks to a friend, I stumbled on the fact that writer Anne Lamott and I were born on the same day. We were both […]

Cancer Brain Drain: My Life Is Still A Mess

Seven Years Later… It’s nearly seven years to the day that I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I’m still here, still NED, as far as I know, so in that regard, seven is a lucky number. However, I’d rather hoped that by now, I would feel a lot more like my old self again. I […]

Exercise After Cancer When You Don’t Feel Like It

There are a lot of folks out there who manage to get back to their pre-cancer fitness after treatment. Some of them even exceed their pre-cancer fitness. They run marathons, practice yoga regularly, take up kick-boxing, do spin classes or zumba, or walk three miles a day. I admire these folks unreservedly, but I am […]

Five Years Later: Zigzagging Toward Acceptance

“Your biopsy is positive.” None of us ever forgets when we first heard some version of that phrase. I heard it five years ago today. And I thought it merited my emerging briefly from my blog hiatus to write a post. Two weeks ago, I saw my primary care doc for my annual physical. Last […]

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