Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Be Actively Com-passionate…

I had the most interesting conversation tonight with some truly remarkable women…

A group of women who for the moment don’t know each other very well, in fact some may never meet in person yet they share a common bond.  They all have a desire to love and support the women they meet along the road of life and they do it in a truly passionate way.

What was interesting about tonight’s conversation was the question that was posed at the beginning that brought forth a whirlwind of insight and wisdom.  “What does compassion mean to you?”

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Fibromyalgia Lie...


It’s the blank stare I get when I say the word ‘Fibromyalgia’… That’s my answer to my good friend’s (soul brother, really) and fellow film-maker’s heartfelt plea of, "Why didn’t you tell me?"
A couple weeks ago, he asked me an extremely personal question regarding my health; it turns out that a close friend of his a young vibrant woman was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and, in his conversations with her about her challenging new reality, he had the unfortunate epiphany that another of his close friends was suffering from the same symptoms. So, he asked the question, and in alignment with my desire to always tell the truth, I caved and confessed my health care sins… Yes, I have a disease; it’s called Fibromyalgia and this is what it does…