A funny thing happens after a parent dies, especially when you feel it happened much, much too soon: you become Type-A with your hair on fire. Well, maybe not you, but in my case it was a nice reminder that death is very real and you have no idea how much you value your health until you lose it. My mother, throughout her chemo treatments, said to me, “I miss working out so, so much.” So since she has died, I’ve been applying much of those “I’d like to do that someday” sentiments in my life, and this includes my workouts. Continue reading →
Today is both Mother’s Day and my mother’s birthday. One month ago to the day she passed away due to complications from Stage 4 colon cancer. She was 47 years old.My mother was once a beautiful model, though she was always the most beautiful woman in the world to me, so suffice to say that her withering and thinning of hair as the treatments progressed was far and away from the shining woman we all knew.
When one of her coworkers had a beautician come in and perform a makeover whilst in treatment, she was thrilled, thrilled enough to call me and tell me all about it. A woman who spent time with my mother saw the emotional response and, having survived, started a foundation to help give the same sorts of services. Deb’s Day provides the same services at no cost to the recipient. The foundation’s website can be found here: www.debsday.org
Please take a look and, if you have the means, make a donation. The emotional part of the battle is just as important as the physical portion and I know that this helped my mother prolong her fight…let’s help someone else fight and win.
Normally, I start a post with a snazzy picture as a means of attention; instead, I’ll define what the pre/trans fallacy is. Ken Wilber developed when referring to the path of enlightenment and how cluttered and mistaken people can become: Continue reading →