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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Personal Notes to Laura: August - October 2005

Visit this section to view personal notes and expressions to Laura made from August 2005 through October 2005.

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

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