My favorite picture — the girls (You’ll see what I did there)

My favorite picture — the girls (You’ll see what I did there)

Wednesday morning began smugly for me as I strolled out of my house with a full schedule of appointments, work, yoga and some socializing ahead. I especially felt pleased with myself about my 8:20 appointment for my way overdue mammogram. My procrastination in the face of so many friends and family members who battled breast [...]

Shalom from Israel

Shalom from Israel

Our pilgrimage to Israel began four years ago, following a scary diagnosis and a very specific recommendation. “You should take your daughter to the Western Wall,” my mom’s friend Sam, a retired Israeli soldier, told her, after hearing that my sister Kathy had been diagnosed with breast cancer. My mom, who lights candles in almost [...]