Day 3 in San Antonio, 2022

After the marathon day yesterday, we got a slower start to the day today. A calm port in the storm of the conference activity is the Patient Advocacy Lounge sponsored by Eli Lilly, which gives those of us who need a break some down time and a place to connect with other patient advocates. Starting … Continue reading Day 3 in San Antonio, 2022

Day 2 in San Antonio 2022 (a day late)

Checked in officially this morning for the conference and was pleasantly surprised that the physical book of information about the conference was included. Yes, I'm sure I'm dating myself and the ap does have a lot of great features, but I really do enjoy having something in my hands to hold and write on. There … Continue reading Day 2 in San Antonio 2022 (a day late)

Off to San Antonio!!

Every December, people from all over the world dedicated to the treatment of those of us with breast cancer gather in San Antonio, TX for the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. I've been attending in person or virtually since 2018 and have learned so much each time I've attended from the actual program, the new … Continue reading Off to San Antonio!!

Reflections on Panel Discussion

As we near the end of November and prepare for a busy December, I've been thinking a lot about my trip to Las Vegas and opportunity to speak on a panel during the 2022 HLTH Conference. Some of you may recall my last post as I was preparing to fly there, which you can access … Continue reading Reflections on Panel Discussion

My Invisible Work …

This post comes from a pop up writing workshop with Wildfire, "the only magazine and writing community for the women "too young" for breast cancer." I've written before about how I've been honored to have some of my writing published in various issues of Wildfire over the years (and will again in the upcoming MBC … Continue reading My Invisible Work …

Book Review: On Repentance and Repair by Danya Ruttenberg

Recently, I read On Repentance and Repair; Making Amends in an Unapologetic World by Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, and so many things that have been rattling around in my heart and mind have become more clear to me about these important topics. We all come from somewhere and my own experiences with the Christian interpretation of … Continue reading Book Review: On Repentance and Repair by Danya Ruttenberg

Writing as Healing

It's hard to remember a time when writing in some fashion wasn't part of how I process the world and my place in it. When moving recently, I came across a box full of journals from various points in time and it was fascinating how much my writing and my processing has changed over the … Continue reading Writing as Healing

Setting Intentions

I have signed up at a variety of places over the years for emails and thus I get a ton of emails every day. Wading through my inbox the other day, I came across an email talking about setting intentions. Now, I'm most familiar with this term in the context of yoga, where we set … Continue reading Setting Intentions


At various points in my life, I've benefitted from the involvement of a mentor, someone who is a bit farther along in life and perhaps a specific experience. I still keep in touch with many of the mentors I was serendipitously connected with at various points. Bottom line, my life was enriched in significant ways. … Continue reading Mentors/Mentees

Living with Loss

As I sat down to write today about what has been weighing heavily on my heart, I went back through previous posts (as I usually do) to see what/if I've written on the topic previously. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that this is a topic I've written about quite a bit since my diagnosis … Continue reading Living with Loss