No! I didn’t get over it already. What’s more realistic is I’ve gotten past it. Trauma is like flowers that bloom, go dormant, and bloom again. Emotions, like living things, cycle over… Read more Get over it or get past it (or both)? →
“This little guy will save your life.” Between diagnosis and my first mastectomy, my partner Decker put his trust in a ten-week-old puppy named Trail to keep me alive. How’d that go? Well,… Read more Trust the tail, the truth is there →
Change seems to breed retrospection and paradox. My past is as big a surprise as any future. Oh, I was naive to believe my life’s path led straight to graduation and some career. In… Read more Changing piece of mind to peace of mind →
Oops, I did it again. As in two original breasts, four total mastectomies. Think of that when ordering a double double coffee at Tim’s. After the shock of the first two mastectomies, undergoing another… Read more Resilience helps after a quadruple mastectomy (yup – 4 of ’em) →
For anyone who missed Angelina Jolie’s May 14, 2013, NY Times Op-Ed My Medical Choice, she announced her prophylactic (preventative) mastectomies. Now that people have stopped asking my opinion about her letter, I have… Read more My medical choice is different than Angelina Jolie’s →
The local newspaper, The Calgary Herald, today printed a feature on the trouble women have getting reconstructive breast surgery. Wow. Who knew the private matter of a woman who had,… Read more Flat is Beautiful →
Conflict Competence is a wonderful skill
Anyone can be competent at anything when things are going well. Being competent under stress, strain and pressure is a gift we give ourselves.