Mind-Body Connection

My Grand Healing Adventure

I wrote this personal statement for the Lloyd Symington Foundation, as part of my application for a grant for my band, Iraqis in Pajamas, to produce the song, "Cancer Is My Engine." It puts my Cancer Healing Adventure in the context of a lifetime of choices I made in how to approach trauma and healing. My [...]

By | January 14th, 2020|Mind-Body Connection|0 Comments

New dance class helps fight chronic pain

The video is long gone from their site, as are the videos on Fox and another ABC station, but I just found this transcript online, from the ABC News video clip in Los Angeles. By ABC7 Tuesday, July 13, 2010 LOS ANGELES No matter what your dance skill level is a new class is designed to [...]

By | July 11th, 2019|Mind-Body Connection|0 Comments

My Cancer Healing Adventure

In 2010, I was diagnosed with cancer, and doctors wanted me to get surgery removing my thyroid. I said no thank you. Instead, I walked into my kitchen and pulled out almost everything in my refrigerator and cabinet, giving it away to friends and family. I met with leaders of a local vegan group, and [...]

By | January 29th, 2018|Mind-Body Connection|0 Comments

Writing Is Powerful Medicine

Tonight I spoke with a newish friend about how I have been feeling grief, sadness, and depression related to my family. After decades of trying every possible means of healing my family relationships, my relationships to those relationships, and my family members themselves, I have given up. Or more accurately, I have chosen to stop [...]

By | May 28th, 2017|Mind-Body Connection|0 Comments