Pat's Blog

What’s on YOUR List?

August 5th, 2013

What’s On YOUR List?  Have you ever wondered why….when you ask someone how they’re doing, they usually chose to list what’s wrong with their life? I’m broke… My wife/husband is very distant these days My cat is on her last days I’m fat and no matter what I do, I can’t lose weight. My mom […]

Under the Knife…5 years ago today

May 17th, 2013

May 17, 2008 – May 17, 2013 Five years ago today I went under the knife for a double mastectomy. God has graced me with more blessings than I can count, through this roller coaster ride. Including new girls I guess when you go through cancer, you keep these types of anniversaries in your mind.  […]

Breast Cancer Advocacy Needed NOW

April 23rd, 2013

This is really crazy.   We need to write to the Supreme Court justices…and take action now.  This can affect any and all dealing with the breast cancer gene.  Please take a moment to read through this and then take action. It’s in our hands too.  This is the link to contact the Supreme Court:  http://www.supremecourt.gov/contact/contactus.aspx […]

A NEW Day: From Diagnosis To Dancing April 10, 2008 – April 10, 2013

April 10th, 2013

A New Day April 10, 2008 – April 10, 2013  Five years ago today I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  My life has been one big whirl-a-twirl ride, filled with roller coaster loops, turns, and rolls ever since.  There have been extreme highs and a few menacing death drops.  Yes, breast cancer took me for […]

GRRRRRRR

February 1st, 2013

GRRRRRRRRR  I’m perplexed…and honestly a little pissed off.  OK, I don’t really feel that pissed off…but my sense of fairness is heightened. Why is there no male counterpart to cougar? I ain’t talking about the 4-legged type. What the heck is wrong with this picture? I demand equal rights. Isn’t this the 21st Century?  Isn’t […]

2012 Peace Meditation

December 21st, 2012

My friend Dr. Alberto Villoldo created a video this past Sunday – it is a Meditation for Forgiveness for the 12-21-2012 Solstice (which is today). There could be no better time for this meditation after what happened in Connecticut. I ask …that you commit about 20 minutes today to tuning in and participating fully in […]

Sandy Hook? It’s Everywhere. Toys for Little Boys 3+

December 18th, 2012

Sandy Hook is NOT an isolated incident. But….wait….here’s a little story: I went Christmas shopping for a little boy today. Look at all the goodies I found. PLEASE….LOOK at pictures below! Is it any wonder? Then do your research…these 3 links are a good start. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/stronger-gun-control/WsJhPmQT https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/immediately-address-issue-gun-control-through-introduction-legislation-congress/2tgcXzQC https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/address-shortcomings-current-mental-health-system-prevent-risk-people-becoming-violent-offenders/3sRkLcj6              

12-12-12

December 12th, 2012

You may have heard that the Ancient Mayan calendar speaks of 12-12-2012 (also 12/21/12) as the end of the world as we know it, and the beginning of a new wondrous cycle of evolution for our Pacha Mama (Mother Earth), all of humanity and the entire cosmos. Mayan elders say that the Ancients were informing […]

The Love of a Friend: For Tammi

December 6th, 2012

In 2008 I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Four hours later I decided to document the entire healing journey. It was a vision that came to me and it was intense: I would use my dance with cancer to help others. I’ve always believed that being of service is healing to the receiver as much […]

First and Only Device Approved Specifically for Screening of Women with Dense Breasts in United States, Canada and Europe

September 21st, 2012

Somo-v ABUS Automated Breast Ultrasound System Receives Approval for Breast Cancer Screening in the U.S. -Systems has received approval from the FDA for its somo•v Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS) system for breast cancer screening as an adjunct to mammography for asymptomatic women with dense breast tissue. The ABUS system previously received approval for this indication […]

Be Happy

September 1st, 2012

BE HAPPY.  No Matter How Many Reasons You Have Not To Be.                                                                                                                                            […]

Facetime versus Facebook

July 1st, 2012

Been giving this a lot of thought.  I love my FB.  For me it’s a way to stay in touch with the people I care about. It’s also my digital photo album. I can share pix of my life and I get to enjoy seeing what others are doing.  But I’ve noticed that for many…it […]

Focusing on the Love and not the Pain

June 4th, 2012

It’s not easy to remain “positive” when you’ve just lost a member of your family.  My sweet Chloe…my 12 year old cat just passed away.  It was sudden.  She was in my arms and I was sending her love and peace, as tears rolled down my cheeks. How do we deal with sadness…whether it’s the […]

Once a Year!

April 25th, 2012

It’s time for my once a year check-up by my wonderful oncologist Dr. Stefan Gluck at UM’s Sylvester Comprehensive  Cancer Center.  It’s hard to believe it’s been a year already. Time is on turbo charge it seems.  As I drive up emotions always seem to well up in me.  The diagnosis. Prognosis. Risks. Stats. 17 […]

4 Year Diagnosis Anniversary

April 10th, 2012

4 years ago today, my life changed forever.  I was diagnosed with breast cancer, the same disease that took my mom 20 years before.  Although it seems like a lifetime ago, I remember every detail of how the world began to spin in slow motion when I heard the words “You have cancer”.  I remember […]

It’s My Birthday

March 29th, 2012

Waking up on this re-birthday feeling grateful for my life and all the love that surrounds me. I am grateful to God for my health, my family, friends, love, animals, healers, and this amazing path that I am blessed to be on. Thank you mami and papi. I wouldn’t be here were it not for […]

Happy

March 27th, 2012

Happy…..just because.

The Planets and Their Gift

March 26th, 2012

The planets are gifting us with a dazzling show every night. I took this picture from my rooftop. Sometimes, we need to stop and smell the roses….or stop and look up at the night sky and just say THANK YOU! More on this cool show on this link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/12/venus-jupiter-conjuncton_n_1338998.html

Living Life

March 22nd, 2012

                       I will not live an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, To allow my living to open me, To make me less afraid, More accessible; To loosen my heart until it […]

Learn the Lessons BEFORE…..

March 22nd, 2012

Sharing a few tips from the “end” of my book where I suggest ways to live life differently when treatment ends. Plus, I’ve picked up a few more tips from other friends…who I think “got it right”. It’s about living life differently so that it won’t be disease that leads us to a more stress-free, […]