At the beginning and end of every yoga class as well as multiple times throughout we are asked to bring our hands together in Namaste.  For those non- yogi’s, the “Namaste” gesture, or mudra,  is placing your hands in prayer position with your  thumbs resting on your sternum next to your heart /at your heart chakra.  … Continue reading Namaste

Saying Goodbye

I recently attended the “funeral” of my beautiful friend Leslie who is in fact still living. This may seem like a shockingly bizarre thing to hold, much less attend, but her life changed abruptly and dramatically in an instant, leaving her with little resemblance between the “before” and “after” Leslie. While coming home from work … Continue reading Saying Goodbye

The New Normal

An interesting thing happened to me that would never have happened BC (before cancer).  I was supposed to attend a cancer survivorship workshop at Harmony Hill, a remote retreat center in the middle of the Olympic Peninsula.  I had a wretched evening at work the night before and in my wine induced state of relaxation … Continue reading The New Normal