Getting Better at Celebrating

My husband and I recently had our 9th wedding anniversary. Our wedding was magical. It was beautiful, romantic-- everything went smoothly. Our only regret was that we didn't actually eat dinner that night because we were too busy dancing and laughing the night away. Our photographer was amazing, and I still go to look at …

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Joining Team Consano

Some of you may have seen me announce on social media recently that I have joined the board of a local non-profit organization called Consano. When I first started talking to people about my intention to raise money to fund Oligodendroglioma research, to find new treatments and hopefully a cure-- my colleagues and friends in …

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Making it work- going to a concert at the Zoo.

For months I had been looking forward to going to a concert at the Oregon Zoo. The concert series at the Zoo is one of the highlights of summer in the Pacific Northwest. The stage is set up right next to the elephant exhibit, and you are able to sit on lawn chairs and blankets, …

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The absurdity of conspiring against the intruders in my head

I used to joke that my surgery was my tumors' "eviction day." I was scheduling their removal, their destruction-- they were NOT welcome to stay one second longer. The planning was constantly on my mind, I was aiming all of my energy towards the ultimate goal of evicting these... tenants from hell. But-- my mind …

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