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Finding Clarity and Healing in Music

  The chorus from Seasons of Love written by Donny Osmond and the opening song in Rent poses this question: Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes How do you measure, measure a year? 12 months ago … celebrating my nephew, Steven’s graduation from high school. 11 months ago … planning a trip to DC…

Grief is a Process

Grief is a process. A rollercoaster of emotions where I can go from "life is good" to "I didn't think anything could hurt so much" in a matter of seconds.  It catches me in times I don't expect it. A punch in the gut that takes my breath away. I have experienced driving down the…

Language Matters

Disclaimer I:   This is not intended to dismiss someone’s experience.  Just some reflections  following a conversation with another about health and "God is good". Disclaimer II:   "God" reference in this post is of one's own individual understanding; not in a religious context. I am coming through a 7-month cancer journey supporting and loving my mother…

“I accommodated myself to the water, not the water to me”

A Taoist story tells of an old man who accidentally fell into the river rapids leading to a high and dangerous waterfall.  Onlookers feared for his life.  Miraculously, he came out alive and unharmed downstream at the bottom of the falls.  People asked him how he managed to survive.  “I accommodated myself to the water,…