Breast cancer, Cancer, Empowerment, Faith, Fear, Healing, Hope, poetry, Stories, Writing

Empowerment through Poetry

  Lately thoughts of cancer have floated through my mind. The word is still with a lowercase 'c', but it's there, in my daily life. I've learned to not stuff disturbing thoughts down into my body or heart. They always pop up somewhere, like an evil jack in the box. When I try to stuff the… Continue reading Empowerment through Poetry

Family, Grief, Latino family tradition, Memoir, Mothers, poetry, Strong Women, Travel

Hurricane Mom – Memoir, Part 3

  Day's flutter pass like wind blown pages of a book, occasionally landing on a chapter of happiness or sorrow. Mom's children leave. Each daughter marries. The hours spent on them are now hours gained to contemplate middle age, not that anyone would guess she was in her mid-life, nor would she correct them. Grandchildren come into the… Continue reading Hurricane Mom – Memoir, Part 3

Cancer, Faith, Family, Healing, Health, Inspiration, Juicing, Latino culture

Six Surprising Ways to Heal Illness

Yesterday, I visited with a young couple. The young man has undergone six rounds of chemotherapy and will soon start on another round of six 'treatments.' I single quote that word because chemotherapy drugs are so harsh it's hard to think of them as treatments. First, a disclaimer: These ways of healing are what worked… Continue reading Six Surprising Ways to Heal Illness