Thursday, October 29, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Living La Vida Lymphoma, The Blog



Thursday, August 30, 2012


Spread Your Light & Love ...

What if we are simply to be beacons for one another? I step up for a stranger one day: maybe a stranger steps up for me the next. That's all life is. Opportunities for our beacons to shine. Everything else is just filler. ~Cash Peters 
Here is an affirmation that was written for me by my friend and Reiki Master, Lesa Cicciu that I use every day and I hope you will, too: 

Tell your body, mind, emotions and spirit to remember wholeness, remember the love that you are and the joy that you share with others - that you continue to share with all of us. Align with and stay focused on the light of love, joy, inner peace, vibrant health, vitality, abundant to overflowing shimmering, radiant light surrounding you, clearing you, healing you, expanding in, around and through you - YOU ARE THE LIGHT! Fill to overflowing with this knowingness for nothing else is true. Nothing else exists. Breathe it in and SO IT IS!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Throwback Thursday - An Excerpt From Living La Vida Lymphoma

Saturday, November 20

Time to Re-Charge
"The very act of questioning why you're here is an indication that your thoughts are nudging you to reconnect to the field of intention. What's the source of your thoughts about your purpose? Why do you want to feel purposeful? The source of thought is an infinite reservoir of energy and intelligence." - Dr. Wayne Dyer

At times, my intentions seem to fall by the wayside. I get caught up in the ho-hum of my normal routine and my writing gets put on the back burner. When Judith and I were at lunch last week, we decided that we needed to attend another writer’s workshop, so today was the day, and I am glad that we did. As Dr. Wayne Dyer has touted in the past, in order for you to achieve your goals, you must see the finished product. The same goes with surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals, in this case, other writers. And, it is so true. After spending only two hours at this workshop, we were both ready to refocus our energy on writing. I came home, and began to organize my blog entries into word documents. I vow to spend every morning writing and organizing my thoughts. I have four manuscripts in the works and I did a mock-up of each book cover, which I framed. They sit on display in my office to remind me of what the outcome will be. 

So, return to projects that may have become victims of the daily grind, and take time to work on them a little bit each day. Baby steps, Beloveds.


Affirmation:  I am not scared. My new passion devours the terror.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A Living La Vida Lymphoma Blog Flashback!


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Gift of Life -

One thing that has disturbed me since my diagnosis is the fact that I can no longer be an organ donor.  I know it sounds morbid, but it was something that I always wanted to do.  I have one friend who had a liver transplant back in the 80's who has lived a full life ever since.  Author Steven Kerry Brown, another friend of mine,  had an aggressive leukemia, underwent a bone marrow transplant in June and started a blog.
You can read about his journey at  http://handcuffedtotheocean.com/?page_id=39 . 
 He is the bravest person I know! 
 
 
Even though my blood and organs are considered unacceptable, I will still be an advocate for organ and bone marrow donations.  If you'd like to find out more about becoming a donor, please visit
or
 
Become an organ or bone marrow donor today -
you'll help to save many lives!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Wayne Dyer and Oprah Winfrey - The Wisdom of the Tao (Full)



What an awesome man who inspired so many people over the course of his lifetime...how lucky were WE to have listened to his lectures and read his books?

Friday, October 16, 2015

Lissa Rankin, MD - Is there scientific proof we can heal ourselves?



I am not a medical expert, but I like to research and stay informed...Dr. Lissa Rankin is one of my favorite writers and presenters. Here is a link to her blog and books:

Thursday, October 15, 2015

♥ Throwback Thursday - Living La Vida Lymphoma ♥

It is with a heavy heart that I am sharing this excerpt from 
the last story in the book was dedicated to my dear friend, Bill 
who passed away last week. 
So, Bill, this week's throwback is dedicated to YOU
R.I.P....
On our way to see "A Tribute to Queen!"

Saturday, December 31

Ringing It In…
I made no resolutions for the New Year. The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning and molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me.
~Anais Nin

     I dreaded ringing in the New Year this year. I wanted to do something new. My friend, Bill invited me to come to his place for the weekend to ring in the New Year with him. “Just us two old Queens having fun,” he said. I jumped at the chance. Rose stayed with her Auntie Kathleen and I made the two hour drive across state.
     
He is such a cherished friend and we always manage to have fun whenever we’re together. The weekend was nothing short of that. He made the most fabulous meal of “Tur-Duck-Hen” for his family and I, and we ate until our little hearts were content, and then some!
     
After his family left, we got into our jammies, sat in our matching recliners, he covered me with one of his Grandmother’s crocheted afghans and then he did the same for himself. We watched a movie, followed by the regular Times Square festivities. I have to admit, I did catch myself slobbering and snoring a time or two while waiting for the ball to drop, but I managed to stay up for the most part.
     
Bill popped the champagne cork at midnight; we each sipped a glass and then went to bed. Nothing crazy, just two friends sharing the love and the promise of what the New Year would bring. Of course, I had to joke that I was hoping that ringing in the New Year with a gay man was not going to be any indication on how my life would be in the Man Department in the New Year.
    
One of my friends, when she learned of where I went for the weekend said, “Oh, Jodi!  That is soooo Sex-In-The-City-Cool!” So, thank you, Bill for rescuing this damsel and for showing her a good time. Who knows what the future holds? In this New Year, I am still affirming MY miracle!

Affirmation:  This year I follow my bliss! This year I experience my bliss! This year I become my bliss!


Monday, October 12, 2015

A Living La Vida Lymphoma Blog Flashback!


Monday, October 22, 2012

Laughter IS the BEST Medicine!

It's hard having to deal with health issues. But, just like forgetting how wonderful you are, you also may have forgotten how to laugh. That's right! I said the L word!

In order to pick myself back up again, I made it my mission to at least find something to laugh about each and every day. If you look closely, you can find humor in anything ... become a people watcher.  Go to the mall, the beach or some other public place, sit down and let the show begin! I betcha you'll find something to laugh about in no time at all.

 If people watching isn't your bag, rent a comedy or go to a comedy club.YOU NEED TO LAUGH! Although you are going through a bunch of crapola right now, you still have to live! Laughter IS the BEST medicine!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Throwback Thursday - An Excerpt From Living La Vida Lymphoma

Thursday, December 9

Spirit, Take the Wheel

“We are coming to understand health not as the absence of disease, but rather as the process by which individuals maintain their sense of coherence and ability to function in the face of changes in themselves and their relationships with their environment.”
 ~ Aaron Antonowsky

     It amazes me, how when faced with challenges such as cancer, the power and the will that we find within ourselves. Strength that we may have never known existed, suddenly spurs us to make changes in the way we view our lives. The little things are no longer the big things. We learn what is really important to us. What a blessing that is.
     I have said it before. I had my Plan B in sight for what I was going to do with the second part of my life. I had the plan in place to do all of the things that I had hidden away as my dreams and I was finally going to make them come true.
     Then the diagnosis came. It pulled the rug right out from under me at first. Here I am in limbo again, but the question is, “Am I really?” It took a lot of soul searching and assessment on my part. Only God knows what he has planned for us. Or what lies ahead. I truly believe that I will get through this and come out of it a much stronger woman on the other side. Someone who not only will beat this cancer, but who will become an instrument for even bigger and better things than my original Plan B! 
     So, all I have to offer to you is this - release the notion of trying to control your destiny. Allow the divine intervention to flow through you, knowing that all will be well. And so it is! Spirit, take the wheel!


Affirmation:  I possess the courage needed to change my life for the better and the good. I trust that Spirit is guiding me.

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