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Fresh Start

In 2015, I am sitting watching Dancing With The Stars. I am simply amazed and in awe at the dancers, but I feel wistful. Alas, that could never be me, I never learned to dance, and had always sat on

Posted in Cancer, Courage, God, Grief, Inspiration

PBS Video – Stories On Stage – New Beginnings

Sometimes we choose our new beginnings, but perhaps more often we are thrust into them.

Posted in Courage, Health, Inspiration

Never Say Never

My entire adult life, I sat miserably on the sidelines at all social occasions which involved dancing, thinking that I could not dance. Like millions of others, I have watched “Dancing With The Stars” and have been amazed and inspired

Posted in Cancer, Courage, Grief, Inspiration

Meet Mercia Tapping, Author of Only One Life: Don’t Waste It

Dancing Brought Healing To Her Life Written by Elizabeth McCabe “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” With obstacles come opportunities. Pinehills resident Mercia Tapping is living proof of this life lesson. After undergoing personal struggles, her life story became

Posted in Cancer, Courage, Health, Inspiration


When I was a child, I hated my hair. It was very fine and straight, and my mother insisted on cutting short so that it looked like a pudding bowl had been placed over my head. How I envied the

Posted in Cancer, Courage, Inspiration

Article about me and my discovery and love of dancing

Read the article about me and my discovery and love of dancing In Vie Magazine.

Posted in Cancer, Courage, Health, Inspiration

Everyday Courage

Most of us think that courage is that bravery shown by soldiers doing heroic deeds defending their country, or perhaps the grueling, determined, recovery back from a devastating illness. Who hasn’t been inspired by those doing a marathon in a

Posted in Courage


I have never thought of myself as a big risk taker. Indeed, I am far from spontaneous, am a careful planner, and always think things over very carefully before making a decision. Yet to the outside world, I would be

Posted in Courage, Inspiration

Self Limiting Beliefs

We all have them, and we label them as being “realistic” and “that’s the way I am”. The problem with these self limiting beliefs is they prevent us from expressing our true and highest potential. Most of the time we

Posted in Courage, Life


In the current  national climate of more freely expressed bigotry, I thought I would share with you a story from my past. In my youth in the 1970s, I was married to a man whom I loved deeply, enough to

Posted in Courage, Inspiration, Life


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