Life is amazing. And then it’s awful. And then it’s amazing again. Hi There. Oh Hi. Hey. Gosh, this is awkward…. After all, you may (or may not!) have noticed that I’ve been absent for a while. Okay, MONTHS. I took a summer break that turned into a reprieve that turned into a hiatus that… Continue reading Life is amazing. And then it’s awful. And then it’s amazing again.
Pray for Peace Pray to whomever you kneel down to: Jesus nailed to his wooden or plastic cross, his suffering face bent to kiss you, Buddha still under the bo tree in scorching heat, Adonai, Allah. Raise your arms to Mary that she may lay her palm on our brows, to Shekhina, Queen of Heaven… Continue reading Prayer for Peace in the World
In light of the s**t-storm of the weekend, my heart feels utterly broken. Chris Cornell’s song, “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart” pretty much sums up my feelings. How? Why? How? Why? How? Why? are the questions that are bouncing around my head and broken heart. “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart” – Chris Cornell Every time… Continue reading Musical Monday: Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart
On this Veterans Day, I am excited to tell you about a newly launched Silver Lining program to celebrate and honor our veterans. As many of you know, I have been involved with the Santa Barbara-based, nationally-serving Dream Foundation for-what seems like-ever. As a hospice nurse, the organization is incredibly near and dear to my heart… Continue reading Dream Foundation Veteran Program
Facing a Potential Cancer Diagnosis First and foremost, thank you so much for all of the positive feedback on the first installment of the video series, To Fight or Not to Fight During Cancer Treatment. It means the absolute world to me. Truly. If you didn’t see it you can watch it here: http://www.thesilverpen.com/breast-cancer-information-facts/video-series-to-fight-or-not-to-fight-during-treatment/ In case… Continue reading Video Series: Facing a Potential Cancer Diagnosis
Hello! Hello! Gosh is it ever nice to be back. I can’t begin to tell you how much I have missed you all. This summer and fall has been a period of stupendous change and growth. I have so much to share with you. Let’s begin with the unveiling of a new video series….but… Continue reading Video Series: To Fight or Not to Fight During Treatment
Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, it’s back to blogging I go… How’s that for an entré? Good? No? Well, I’m not sure where to begin after disappearing for the past few months. How have you been? Have a good summer? I have missed you all. A LOT. To tell you the truth, it has taken a… Continue reading 5th Cancerversary. Yup. FBC.
How cool is this August Magic? Love it! Absolutely Awesome August!
Recently a girlfriend called me out and dressed me down. She just finished chemo and told me, “Hol, I love you and your book. It helped me through all of my treatments.” Sweet, right? THEN she said, “I am also thankful to you for teaching me how not to heal.” Huh? WTF? Seriously? Seriously. My eyes widened. My… Continue reading Practice What I Preach