Monday, December 31, 2012


December 31, 2012.......last few hours of the year.  I don't do resolutions......but many of you will recall, I do vision boards.  When the new one is done, I  will post a picture of it.

2012......for me has been a year of tests, of struggles, a year of life staring me in the face and daring me to practice what I teach.  It started with a call from my lung doc in December of 2011, it went into a
speeding slide with the introduction of a hematologist/oncologist in January 2012.......a diagnosis of an immune system that had failed miserably and the recommendation of  open-ended infusion treatments.   And all the doctor visits, and side-effects and meds in between.

But, I met some of the strongest, kindest people in the world in those big green chairs.....and sadly said goodbye to some of them.  I have truly learned that all we have is today.......
I have learned that you  can do "all the right things" and still have serious health issues.

I have said goodbye to three of my most precious furry friends who had been with me for years, and also said goodbye to several human friends.  I have learned that naps are one of my most valuable resources and that my husband Rick is strong and brave.

I have learned that music and art give me peace, that teaching yoga gives me more, than it gives my students.  Most of all, I have learned that I am loved......and that these four words "this too shall pass" are true.

I don't think much about the future anymore,  I just pray that every day .......we all receive our portion of grace......Happy New Year.


  1. Amazing lessons learned. Peace and good health in 2013.

  2. I'm telling you what I told two deserve all the best in life. I hope you receive more gains than sad losses this new year. I'm praying that your condition stabilizes and the infusions will be over. I also know that whatever 2013 throws at you, you'll face it with strength and grace. Have a Happy New Year and the best of times in 2013.

  3. Have a blessedly peaceful and joyous 2013, Jilda! Take care

  4. Jilda, I wish you healing, joy, strength, peace, love and hope for 2013. Good health as well.

    Life has thrown you some big hurdles to go through and you are doing great. Keep your spirit up and and continue taking life one day at a time because that's all any of us can do
    I'm glad to have you as a blogger friend.

    Healing thoughts & hugs