Kaiulani Facciani

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Name: Kaiulani Facciani
Date registered: August 22, 2015
URL: http://www.makesyoustrong.com

Latest posts

  1. – Why Me? — March 16, 2018
  2. – Women with metastatic cancer are the strongest women I know — September 13, 2016
  3. – Million Dollar Baby — August 19, 2016
  4. – Lessons I am Learning — July 6, 2016
  5. – Bedside Manners 101 — March 22, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. – Ho’oponopono… Love, Gratitude, and Forgiveness — 2 comments
  2. – When tears turn to giggles… — 1 comment
  3. – Bedside Manners 101 — 1 comment
  4. – Women with metastatic cancer are the strongest women I know — 1 comment
  5. – Lessons I am Learning — 1 comment

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– When tears turn to giggles…

I was still in a daze after Dr. Cheng’s proclamation of doom. After a bus ride of staring out the window at the rain and crying uncontrollably, I pulled myself together for my afternoon appointment. The waiting rooms at MD Anderson always have several jigsaw puzzles in varying states of progress. I quite liked it… …

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– I stand alone

I stand alone, surrounded by shadowy figures. Like clay soldiers from an ancient Chinese army, they are silent symbols of fallen warriors. Every time I turn around, there are more. Diagnosed after me with prognoses better than mine, they have left me behind. I fight back tears and try not to give in to suffocating …

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– Ho’oponopono… Love, Gratitude, and Forgiveness

When you think everything is someone else’s fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realize that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy. – Dalai Lama Something that I don’t accept about many of the religions I’ve studied is the concept of punishment… that the bad things that happen in our …

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– Energy Vortices

Positive energy attracts and begets positive energy and negative energy attracts and begets negative energy. We all know this to be true on some level. Quantum physicists talk about co-existing alternate realities. They cite the observer effect, which basically states that the presence of an observer affects which probability will become reality. Perhaps you can …

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– The snarling wolf

  You don’t “beat” stage IV breast cancer. The most you can do is grab the snarling wolf by the throat and hold it at arm’s length, trying not to be intimidated by the fangs and the spittle and the intensity of its desire to rip you to pieces.   If you’re lucky, you temporarily …

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– The path you choose

The diagnosis of cancer left me reeling and disoriented. I stopped at the store and spaced out… staring… in front of the dairy section. “So what does this mean? How long do I have? Do I buy a pint… or a gallon?” Time slows down; mouths open; people talk; nothing makes sense; the non-existent wind …

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– My scrappy little junkyard dog

I dedicate this entry to my liver. What it has weathered through my life to get me this far is miraculous… a 2-year bout with Hepatitis B, three bouts of malaria, liver trauma and near shutdown from taking the birth control pill, two bouts of exotic strains of amoebic dysentery who probably still inhabit it, …

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