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young survival coalition retreat

A circle of women

A circle of young women supporting each other through breast cancer.

We tiptoed through the tulips

One of the most enduring and notable rites of spring around the Seattle area is the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. The entire month of April is dedicated to all things tulip, and the valley is colorblocked in fields of red, yellow, pink and purple blooms. As usual, we were a little late to the …

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I love farmers markets

Farmers markets

Oh, I love me some farmers markets.  I love the festival feeling. I love the little individual stalls. I love the flowers. I love the fruits and vegetables. I love the hand made goods. As it turns out, this week has been designated Farmers Market Week here in the State of Washington. Farms and fresh …

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normalizing - in a good way

Normalizing – in a good way

“People give you 3 months to mourn, and a year to have cancer, then they expect you to get back to normal.” I don’t know where I heard this quote first, but I’ve experienced the truth of the statement both in terms of mourning and cancer recovery. It’s not that I’m faced with the reality …

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We officially head into summer this week, and flowers are blooming all around us. These photos were taken last weekend on my retreat to Harmony Hill on Hood Canal. I have so much to say about that retreat, but I’m still processing. I’ll write something up when I’m ready (Update: here it is). In the …

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