Cancer: My Greatest Teacher

A year ago, right about now, I stood up and felt a pain at the top of my left leg. I felt two lumps. My heart sank. I knew something wasn't right.

And so it began, my journey down Cancer Road.It has been quite a trip. I didn't want to take it. I'm still on it. I still have have three more months of treatment.

But in retrospect, it was one of the best things that ever happened to me.

The surgery and the Immuno-therapy are working. My scans came back cancer free last week.I am on a plant based diet, juice everyday and take supplements like D3, B12, Beta Glucan Morenga, etc

But its the inner work that has turned me into a very happy person, despite all the noise and discord surrounding all of us.I am grateful for the illness and all the people who helped me and are still helping me, not only to survive but to thrive.


Apology to My body 


I hated you 

You were never enough 

Not tall enough 

Not pretty enough 

Not thin enough 


I abused you 

with cigarettes, 




and stress! 

OMG Stress! 

Toxic people, places and things, 

Giving them power to hurt you. 

Unkind people, places, and things 

Whose mean spirited behavior had nothing to do with 

your worth and value. 

You took it all until you couldn’t take it anymore. 

Until you collapsed under the weight, allowing cancer to grow. 

It took my journey down Cancer Road to make me wake up. 

To make me realize 

Just how magnificent you are. 

How perfect you are as you are. 

To make me grateful for you and all the wonderful adventures we have experienced. 

Grateful for the ALL the experiences yet to come. 

My amazing vehicle of 37.2 trillion cells. 

My Rolls Royce, Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, Ferrari, Aston Martin 

Taking me wherever I want to go all these years. 

I promise to cherish and care for you all the days we have left 

on this miraculous planet. 

We are getting through this. 

We are cancer free. 

Now and forever. 

Thank You. 

Rocky Mountains here we come.