Following the Breeze

This post is in honor of our dear family friend Deborah Shemesh, the beautiful blond in this 2009 photo with her son Adam and I. Deborah passed away a few days ago after 34 years of warding off cancer. She’d hit the big 60 year milestone, was thrilled to have become a Chopra Center Certified […]

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Lending a Helping Hand

Two of my friends don’t know each other but are both amazing artists and meditation/yoga teachers. They devote their lives to helping others and are in need of receiving at this time. Deborah Shemesh (pictured with me and her son, Adam) is an inspirational woman that has been fighting off cancer for more than the […]

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Recognize Your Senses So You May be Guided by Your Heart

For over 20 years, my family has been lucky enough to know Deborah Shemesh, who inspires people by the dozens with her life story. She went from being told she had six months to live many years ago to an amazing cancer survivor who teaches yoga and meditation, creates lovely art, and is a great […]

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Three Women Combine Passion for Vegan Nutrition

People in San Diego are lucky that three food-loving ladies who have all been vegans for nearly 20 years decided to combine their expertise and passions.  Early this year, Sheila Fisher, Marge Wurgel, and Tracy Childs started to educate people about the health and planetary benefits of the vegan diet through their business called Veg-Appeal. […]

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Moving Past Cancer

In the last week, I was inspired by two survivors of cancer — both great teachers of courage and overcoming challenges some would consider daunting. Deborah Shemesh learned 29 years ago that she had melanoma. She was a beautiful blonde swimsuit model. Doctors thought all her childhood years of getting burnt at the beach in […]

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009