Personal power isn't something we give up all at once. It is chipped away at, little by little, by circumstances and people and illness and a whole slew of other things until one day we realize what has happened. Or don't -- plenty of people never, ever realize they've given up their power at all.
They say that when you have made it five years past a cancer diagnosis without a re-occurrence, then you are cured. But cancer is never really over.
I forget I have only one boob. At least once every day - even though it has been years since it was carved off to save my life - I forget and have to go through the mental rearrangement to accept the unacceptable. Like popping a lemon drop candy in your mouth only to find … Continue reading Namaste Revisited
It is a hard thing to communicate what is closest to the heart, and as much as anyone, I often struggle with putting words to paper. While I have written about body image and breast cancer here, I have only touched the surface of how deeply traumatized I, and other young women, are by the … Continue reading Enter the Dragon PART ONE