This post is in honor of our dear family friend Deborah Shemesh, the beautiful blond in this 2009 photo with her son Adam and me. 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 instructor in recent years, and watched her son Adam turn into a wonderful man. She wrote this article in late September and had started signing emails “dying gracefully.”
Deborah emailed me “life is such a magical mystery,” and suggested I keep following the breeze rather than go against the wind. I am so grateful to have known her and that she may now rest without so much pain.