It’s been a while.
I do my best in greeting the world and each day with an open heart and soft eyes.
I want to share with you a video that really moved me.
This short film illustrates the wonder of our world, its beauty, its people and how profound living a life with gratitude can be.
After you’ve watched it I hope your hearts too feel open to all of life’s blessings.
Have a peaceful holiday season and may your souls fill with Centerpeace.
Generally my blog is recipe bound or spiritually based. This one is a little different.
It’s about me. Next month marks five years since I was diagnosed with Malignant Melanoma.
For those of you who did not know – yes, in my medial right thigh. A small freckle that grew like an octopus down through my muscle.
It was excised, surrounding hip lymph nodes removed and I am stronger today because I had cancer. I’m a better person, a better wife and mother. A better friend, teacher and runner. And not a day goes by where I don’t thank God for my mind’s strength and my body’s health. My leg sings to me daily and I’ve spent five years trying to find the right recipe for settling the aggravated nerves around the incision cite. There is no recipe; rather my ache serves as a daily reminder of just how fortunate I am to be living. I push through and have bought stock in Ben Gay. Now you know why the studio smells like menthol often.
Doctors say you need five years clear to diminish your chances for recurrence.
I’m here….Five years!
Clean! Strong! Healthy and filled with gratitude.
Look at that sky. Look at that snow. Look at the stream of moving water running through the ice.
This photo was taken during my first snowshoe expedition along the golf course at Mount Kisco Country Club. Wow, what great winter fun. Through the laughter of my friends and the sounds of crackling snow it was an afternoon of great memories as we lifted our feet through snow and ice.
Let me tell you, it was harder than I thought it would be, especially uphill!
For those of you with snowshoes, look for large open spaces where you can walk for hours and savor Mother Nature’s winter with friends outdoors.
Here’s to many more moments of Centerpeace! Thank you Paula, Karen, Sande, Amy and Jane for my new shoes!! I can’t wait to wear them again and again.
While walking through Bridgehampton this past weekend, after taking an amazing class at Exhale….I came across this beautiful tag. That’s right, a tag. I was looking for something to buy in the store just to own the tag, when it dawned on me to photograph the tag so I could share it with all of you. Something as simple as a tag summarized so beautifully the essence of living life to the fullest. I truly believe in these words and do my best to live each day mindfully knowing that our time on this earth is limited.
And yes, that night, I did order dessert…..Soak up the heat of summer, drink lots of water and breathe in the season of slowing down!
Here’s to more Centerpeace!