Thursday, February 17, 2011

Hibernating...

I'm hibernating, in a manner of speaking...

I guess I've actually been hibernating since the holidays but I couldn't quite admit that to myself...

There is a lot that has been going on in my world that I have not been able to share yet, but I will share it all - sometime after I return from the Artful Journey Retreat, which begins today =-)!

I've had an extraordinary experience that I am still processing but I can say that it has really helped me make some major shifts that were necessary...

I've also had some news I've been expecting to hear for the past two years and it has made me so giddy with possibilities!! Though one door is closing, many other doors are opening...


The fog I've been living with for the past two years is finally lifting and this really sums up how I've been feeling lately:



I'll be away to learn new things from Nina Bagley at the Artful Journey Retreat and I may be away a little while longer, but I'll have a LOT to share when I return!

I know that rain is in the forecast where I'm headed, but as far I'm concerned, it's going to be a sunny happy place I'm heading to!! 

But it helps to have happy rain boots bringing more sunshine into my world =-)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

For Henrietta Lacks...

I've begun to read a book about a woman who was nearly lost to history. Her name is Henrietta Lacks.

The book is titled "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" and it chronicles the tale of how cancer cells were taken from her body without her knowledge or consent but those cells have continued to live and have been used to find the polio vaccine, uncover secrets of cancer and viruses and have lead to such things as in vitro fertilization, among other advances in science and medicine.

Today is Henrietta Lacks Day in Turner Station, the town where she was raised and in honor of a woman who gave more than she realized, I thought I'd share this day with you all...

 
a recent bunch of flowers from my dear boyfriend, I think Henrietta would have liked the vibrant color of them considering her vibrant personality...


I do hope you'll take a minute to learn more about this woman whose story was nearly lost to us all. It is a fascinating one...


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Without those cancer cells, there is so much we might not have in medical science today. Thank you Henrietta for your contribution to so many medical advancements. You deserve to be remembered.