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Friday, February 24, 2006

Live Well

You know those yellow wrist bracelets that came out last year from Lance Armstrong?

His battle cry is “Live Strong”

We believe in life. Your life. We believe in living every minute of it with every ounce of your being. And that you must not let cancer take control of it. We believe in energy: channeled and fierce. We believe in focus: getting smart and living strong. Unity is strength. Knowledge is power. Attitude is everything.

This is the Lance Armstrong Foundation...

As I lean into the recent news that my lung cancer has spread to other locations, this message resonates for me. Western medicine does not have a favorable prognosis for this kind of metastasized cancer, so Lance’s words remind me to be strong, to live strong. There are sometimes when you have cancer that hearing those words really help.

I intend to Live Strong.

My battle cry is Live Well!

Live Well reminds me that while I am alive I want to have each moment, each action and thought aligned with my values, my philosophy -- with who I am. And when I forget to Live Well (and I will from time to time) I want to be reminded of that intention. My friend Karen professed her friendship years ago by promising to see that I died well, and knowing that is handled frees me up to live each moment -- really live each moment, well. I think that is probably the path to dying well.

So how about you? Do you want to be reminded to Live Well?

The mantra of my support team is: More fun, more life, more often! Perhaps we can continue to explore what more life and living well mean, here on this Blog.

Thank you for coming, please leave a note and thank you in advance for your well wishes.

Warmly, Laura August 2005


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Live Well! Live Strong!

These words sound like a battle cry for living each moment fully. Reading your blog keeps the thought of living alive and fully - as if driving in 5th gear...or dare I say it 6th gear within the lines. The lines being values that keep me grounded.

Everyday for as long as I can remember, I have made choices knowing what would I want to think of this moment...this choice...when I am 80? Will I look back and reflect and regret? Will I look back and smile...knowing I did all I could.

This compass keeps me on track. I have friend - Nathalie - who has a saying...regret doing something instead of not doing it. This speaks to me because it's not about doing it randomly, it's about doing it consciously, making a choice to do something even if it might be not the 'right' thing. What is the right thing anyways? It's about taking a stand and acting.

So to me living well is about what would I do if this is the last time I had to do it? What if this is my only chance? Do I go for it? Do I wait for the right moment?

I forget this at times when the world gets a hold of me. And then I remember.

Love Parool

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 2:47:00 PM

Blogger Glenda Daggert said...

Dear Laura, live each day as if it were your last. That's been my motto for many years now. Sometimes I forget and then something always happens to bring me back to it. There's always one thing to be thankful for so matter how tough the day may seem. You are an example of living well and you're a role model for many of the coaches I know. Bless you! Much love, Glenda Daggert

Thursday, May 11, 2006 8:35:00 AM

Blogger Joan Price said...

Laura and friends, a few days before my 35th birthday, I almost died in an automobile crash. I came this close: I was floating above my body, ready to follow the seductive light that beckoned. People I loved or had loved flashed before me like snapshots, and I was supposed to answer this question: Did this person know I loved him/her? Was there any unfinished business, or could I just go? With each person, I was satisfied that there was no unfinished business -- I could just let go.

I chose, instead, to fight to get back into my broken body and accept the pain and the work of healing. That was in 1979.

I learned many things from that experience, espcially the importance of living always to the fullest, because we don't know when we might be "done." And the importance of letting our loved ones hear the words, "I love you."

Monday, September 11, 2006 1:00:00 AM

Anonymous Boaz Ben Izhak said...

Dear Laura

I am happy to write you an e-mail; it makes me feel you're close to me even though there are thousand off miles between us.

I want to tell you few things.

First –i love you so much!!!!

I was looking for teacher for a years and I am filling that finally I have found my teacher- yes, you are such a big teacher for me.

I would like to tell you: Thank you!!!!!!!!! For showing up so clear during the retreat and standing there with all your pain with every thing in side you but STANDING THERE.

I am praying for you almost every morning and asking healing for your fight from the god….

I hope and pray that you will win in the fight, but I want to tell you that when my time will come to fight on my life – you will be with me and I will remember you with your courage with your wisdom with yourself.

I love you, suport you, pray for you …..


By the way:

Can you send me the name off your mother- please- I need it to some ritual…..

Boaz-Israel-otther tribe



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