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There is an ancient story that I have heard and shared many times over the years. I pull it out whenever someone mentions that something that has happened to them or someone they know as ‘bad luck’ or ‘bad news’. […]

In a hospital bed, surrounded by machines that beep and hiss, pump and pull, add fluids and flush them away, a warrior woman lies as she sets moment to moment intention to remain on this side of the veil. Diagnosed […]

Today I was speaking with a woman I now think of as a ‘heart sister’. Her name is Katelyn Mariah and we initially connected on Facebook. We share a pivotal event that changed our lives forever. Mine occurred nearly two years […]

Twenty five years ago, what was merely a seed kernel of an idea, called Living Beyond Breast Cancer,that was cultivated in the mind and heart of Marisa C. Weiss, MD, a radiation oncologist, became a dynamic, expansive event in Philadelphia’ the ‘City […]

    It occurred to me today that in a month, I will be celebrating my second cardiaversary. In the interceding time since the heart attack, I have opened my heart, stretched comfort zones, allowed myself to be vulnerable, held […]

As February wanes away, I woke up to a lovely surprise this morning. A segment for which I was interviewed, on the Philadelphia affiliate of NBC 10 aired. The focus was Heart Month; a time to shine the light on educating […]

Love is a lot like dancing-you just surrender to the music. -Mary Oliver This line grabbed me by the hand and beckoned me onto the dance floor. The times when I have most enjoyed cavorting have been when I have […]

  As the daughter of a gym rat, workouts are a genetic imperative. My dad used to lift weights, jump rope and jog throughout my life. Sometimes I would accompany him as he exercised. I instinctively knew that it was […]

The cardiac muscle that pumps blood through our bodies is essential for our survival. There are times when it functions magnificently without a glitch or a hitch. There are others when it skips beats or ceases altogether. It is in […]

    Earlier in the year, I was introduced to a local equine rescue farm called Safe Haven. Owned and lovingly maintained by my friend Kate Goldenberg, it is where race horses go to retire from that career and learn new […]

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