“Probablemente ya De mi te has olividado Y mientras tanto yo Te seguire esperando”

Energy Medicine CoachingEnergy Healing, Memoir

Welcome to one of my least favorite days of the year.  Thirteen years ago today, one of my dearest ones chose to leave his skinsuit behind and, in the language I use with my kiddos, rejoin the stars. My life, and arguably, my capacity to love, has never been quite the same. Greg’s departure from this planet altered my being …

"Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name"

Womens EmpowermentMotherhood

Back in spring of 2014, during those months when I was trying to conceive Jonah, I had a moment in the fertility clinic that I’ve never forgotten. I was sitting in a very crowded waiting area all by myself, anticipating an ultrasound to count the eggs in “my basket.” It was to be my fourth cycle of IUI (intrauterine insemination)–the …

"The art of losing isn't hard to master"

Womens EmpowermentUncategorized

Friday morning. Early. 4:10am. “Mama!” I jolt awake, knocking into my iPad on the nightstand, which immediately bursts into a blue screen of blinding light. A message box appears: “Update Complete,” it says with a patently Apple bleep. I squint and look away. “Mama!” Jonah calls out again from downstairs. He’s had a rotten cold for days, with a cough that’s …

"'I could tell you my adventures–beginning from this morning,' said Alice a little timidly, 'but it's no use going back to yesterday. I was a different person then.'"

Womens EmpowermentUncategorized

Dana in Wonderland! What: Memoir Pool at Lit Crawl When: Saturday, October 15th, 8:30-9:30PM Where: Wonderland SF, 1266 Valencia Street, SF, CA Why: It’s my birthday! (And some really amazing writers will be there preaching their word, too)   I’m taking a little break from storytelling this week in the name of shameless self-promotion. I’ve hit a literary milestone and …