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Welcome Leah S!

Lacuna Loft is excited to continue introducing some guest bloggers!  These great folks represent a variety of perspectives on the myriad of topics covered here at Lacuna Loft.  Before everyone starts really getting into the nitty-gritty of all they have to say, we wanted to introduce them a bit.  Without further ado, here is Leah!

Hello, I’m Leah.

By age 29, I’ve had the strong cocktail of emotions that only cancer survivors know. Being diagnosed with Stage IV Hodgkin Lymphoma left me changed forever. For me, this change was a much needed massive internal healing. Marcus Aurelius was right when he said “everything that arises in life is the right material for your growth and the growth of those around you.”

On a physical level, I healed by combining conventional treatment and trying every holistic healing method possible (yoga is my drug of choice : ). But perhaps the greater meaning of The Cancer Experience is that I sought and found healing at the soul level.

Tell any of us “you have cancer,” and I will bet my life that we can all answer with “and courage and resilience, too, doctor.”

We can all use ancient principles as a roadmap to create our own healing programs. Cancer is complex, and so are we, but our bodies have the innate ability to know what to do to heal. The world of self-love, nurture, and care for the soul is delicious and (literally) divine. This is always available to you, whatever your stage or cancer. Although not everyone can find a cure for their dis-ease, everyone can find healing.  All you need is a guide to get there, and that’s what I do. You can learn more about me here.

So one part of me is definitely all-business, but when I take that hat off, I am a mama, wife, and yoga teacher.

When I’m not listening to the Frozen soundtrack for the 15th time, or on the lake with my family, you can find me on my mat, or enjoying closet dork activities such as reading, or writing. I don’t like wearing bras and I enjoy cheese, coffee, and marathons … of Downton Abbey (heck no, I don’t run! I rebound. And lay in savasana: ) These guilty pleasures are sometimes all at the same time after my cubs fall asleep.

I live life as though it is rigged in my favor. Because it is.