Dynamic/Invisible Disability

I've written a lot about labels and fitting into groups of people or feeling a part of a group of people. I think that means I think about it a lot. Bottom line, as I've said over and over, belonging and feeling accepted is fundamental and words/labels really do matter, especially when you are a … Continue reading Dynamic/Invisible Disability

COVID Vaccine, Part I

I've seen so many people assert quite confidently that the COVID vaccine is perfectly safe and an equal number of people quite confidently say that it is not at all safe. Who is right? I have no idea. Were you thinking I'd say something else? I do have a lot of opinions and I'm not … Continue reading COVID Vaccine, Part I

Medical Update, First of 2021

Still can't believe that we're finally in 2021!! Of course, since the calendar system is just a construct, it's not like much of anything was different as the calendar flipping from December 31, 2020 to January 1, 2021, but I confess to still having hope that things will be different especially since there will be … Continue reading Medical Update, First of 2021

Surge Capacity

However you want to describe my personality, I'm a good person in a crisis. I am able to assess and understand data pretty quickly, and I've honed my ability to collaborate and find solutions amidst the chaos while holding myself aloof from the emotions. It helps that I'm usually able to wait to fall apart … Continue reading Surge Capacity

Webinars from 2020 in Partnership with SurvivingBreastCancer.org!

In 2020, we lost so many beautiful precious souls from the MBC Community and I really struggled. I wrote about losing my dear friend, Emily Garnett, in a post earlier this year called Love and Grief; Grief and Love and there are so many others we've lost since then. As I was searching for some … Continue reading Webinars from 2020 in Partnership with SurvivingBreastCancer.org!

Tattoos, Part II

I've written before about how getting tattoos has helped recapture and redeem the parts of my body that have been adversely affected by breast cancer. You can access my initial post, Tattoos, Part I, and read about the first four (4) tattoos that I had done starting in 2019. In the latter part of 2020, … Continue reading Tattoos, Part II

GOODBYE 2020, HELLO 2021

I'm not sure there has ever been a year that I've been more excited to see over. I suspect that I'm not alone in thinking this; however, I do caution myself that the years changing is just a construct, the issues we face individually and collectively throughout 2020 are still present and will still need … Continue reading GOODBYE 2020, HELLO 2021

Christmas 2020

Christmas is my favorite holiday, despite my struggles with feeling that my birthday (the 21st) is overshadowed and my angst about Santa Claus. I think part of why I love Christmas is the decorations -- I love lights and am bowled over again and again by the creativity of so many in their decorating. However, … Continue reading Christmas 2020