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still alive!

Many of you have been inquiring about my health, and I do appreciate it. This is why I thought it would be a good time for an update.

Backstory: in February of this year, I felt a lump in my right breast, which led me to see my doctor whom I had not seen in seven years. To make a long story short, she asked me to get an ultrasound and mammogram, and when she got the results sent me an alarming message to get a biopsy ASAP.

After taking a moment to pause from the adrenaline wreaking havoc in my nervous system after the day filled with tests and hospitals, I decided not to proceed. I instead went into my own body for guidance, after which I sought the opinions of two additional MDs I respect very much. Bough supported me in my decision.

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It was a frightful experience, and the fear of Death was real. First thought was that I wouldn’t be able to attend my Samurai and Reiki retreats in Japan in May. Next thought was that I might not be able to celebrate my fiftieth birthday in January 2024.

One of my doctor friends asked me to reflect on my course of action and if I wanted to risk my life to go the natural way, using energy and nutrition and mindful movement. After a brief moment, the answer was clearly, YES, this was what I was born and training for. At the risk of sounding overly dramatic, if I was wrong and this experiment would cost me my life, I was happy and content and did my best.

Here I am, almost nine months after that horrific brush with our modern medical system. I feel well although I need to carefully monitor and manage my energy expenditures, my nutrition, and what nourishes my soul. I am grateful that I find so much meaning and fulfillment in my work, studies and relationships. They are all extremely challenging at times, but also an endless source of enjoyment and expansion.

I look forward to serving on this planet regardless of the time I have left, be it days, months, years or decades. Always grateful and again thank you for your concern.

If you have loved ones suffering from cancer or chronic/terminal illness, there are countless ways to bring ease and light into their experience. Don’t hesitate to reach out!


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