When I was actively practicing law, I moved among different courthouses, different counties, and different levels of the legal system. In some scenarios, attorneys would show up to cover for another attorney or somehow otherwise didn’t know what their client(s) looked like. Because of this, it was not uncommon for the lawyer to then quietly … Continue reading Names


What is "Dignity"? The English word dignity comes from the Latin word, dignitas, which means “worthiness.” Dignity implies that each person is worthy of honor and respect for who they are, not just for what they can do.  In other words, human dignity cannot be earned and cannot be taken away.  It’s an inalienable gift given … Continue reading Dignity

Grief versus Regret

I was watching one of my favorite TV shows the other day, A Million Little Things, and as often happens, how they dealt with the concept we'd been discussing in a support group that same week resonated with me. In the episode I was watching (and warning, spoiler alert!!), Rome Howard, a character played by … Continue reading Grief versus Regret

When Convenience and Patient Care Collide

Recently, I was informed of a new process at my cancer center. This information was provided by a scheduling person who was clearly extremely taken aback when I questioned what she wanted me to do and then refused to do what she had been told to schedule. I figured out a workaround for the unacceptable … Continue reading When Convenience and Patient Care Collide


It took me some time after my Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) de novo diagnosis in 2017 to figure out how open I wanted to be about my diagnosis and living with cancer.  That was partially because I didn’t know what I was going to do with my law firm and my clients.  I’d always been … Continue reading Strength

Allostatic Load

I had a Twitter account for my business before I was diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) in 2017 but I didn't "know" anyone on Twitter or really understand how Twitter works. Oh, how times have changed!! A few years ago, I started getting more active on Twitter, specifically in the cancer advocacy … Continue reading Allostatic Load