The Key

The Key, a show of my art and haiku, includes almost 50 large and small hand-dyed fabric art pieces. The exhibit is up from September through December, at Gilda’s Club, a cancer resource center at 10560 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55305. There is an artist’s talk, open to the public, on Wed., October 12, 6:30-8:00 […]

What do Vikings and football have in common with breast cancer?

I am a breast cancer survivor. I am also the granddaughter, daughter, niece, cousin, and mother of women who have had a breast cancer diagnosis and/or breast cancer gene mutations. That is all one part of my life. There are other, much more interesting, delightful things I am doing. During this month of National Breast […]


This photo of rain-soaked lily of the valley feels so fresh and alive and light of heart. This is an energy I welcome into my full life. I found out yesterday that I have been accepted into the Women’s Art Institute, a 4-week summer studio intensive offered by St. Catherine University, co-sponsored by Minneapolis College […]

30 things I love about myself

I love that my body was able to reverse the peripheral neuropathy (numbness in my hands and feet) following chemotherapy. I love that I give myself choices. I love my ability to grow hair. I love my intuition. I love my emotional sensitivity. I love my imagination. I love my creativity. I love my typing […]


  I had a conversation with one of my amazing healer-friends the other day. As always, we invite the presence of angels and guides, and they share their wisdom with us. And today, I am sharing that wisdom with you: Burdens of Responsibility come from old ways or patterns of thinking. There is no joy […]

From Mountains to Molehills

I am skilled at “making mountains out of molehills.” It is the reverse with which I have needed practice. I know many of you who read this are gifted with extra emotional sensitivity. (I also know it doesn’t always feel like a gift.) So I thought I would share (again) one of my favorite tools for […]

I Remember

I have been hurt so many times. Maybe it is the same for you. Here are words from Pema Chodron in The Places that Scare You: “we can let the circumstances of our lives harden us so that we become increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us and make us kinder […]

We Are Always Manifesting

As I explored the concept of manifesting, I wondered if the dictionary has caught up to the common use of this term in my circles. The definition on that most closely matches my idea of manifestation is “to make clear or evident to the eye or the understanding; show plainly: He manifested his approval […]

Clearly, Successful!

I went to see a healer recently, and I am still recovering. She had comments about how I could improve on everything. With catch-22’s. For example, if I said I was weeding and biking rather than going to the gym the past few weeks, she said the gym would be better. If I said I […]

Where Do You Start?

Sometimes my high expectations of myself get in the way of my starting something. I think I have to be able to bike many miles if I’m going to get on my bike at all. Fortunately, I have learned a few things while living with myself these many years. Now, on my first bike ride […]