Tag Archive for ‘life stories’


September 13, 2013 I’m sitting in the coffee shop, the General Mercantile or “the Merc” or “Ray’s” depending on how long you’ve lived in Helena, where 2 years ago today I got the results of my biopsy for breast cancer. While cancer is not so funny, in fact it really sucks and I hate it, […]


It’s been almost 2 years to the day that I last wrote a substantive blog post, but it doesn’t actually feel that long. So much has happened in the intervening time that it seems two years can’t have held it all. On May 9, 2011, I wrote about my new business, Life Stories. (The symmetry […]

Marilyn to speak at Mountains of Courage

Marilyn will be presenting a workshop at the conference Mountains of Courage: Dialogue with the Living about Death & Dying sponsored by the Gallatin Valley Circle of Compassion, Saturday, February 23, 2013, at the Baxter Hotel in Bozeman, Montana. This looks to be a powerful, informative, and practical all-day event. Click here to see the schedule and download your registration form. Registration […]

Writing Class for Cancer Thrivers (patients and survivors) starts January 8th

I will be teaching a FREE writing class through the St. Peter’s Hospital cancer care program for cancer patients and survivors –I refer to all of us as “thrivers.” No matter if you’re experiencing chemotherapy or radiation, anticipating or recovering from surgery, or have all the treatments behind you, the fact that you are going […]

ANNOUNCING LIFE STORIES™ ~ capturing those unique stories while you still can

I’m back to the blog in just under 7 months, feeling behind but a little ahead too. It’s all about perspective, isn’t it? Some changes in 2011. In January I left my day job as the development director at the Myrna Loy Center and launched a new business, Life Stories™, working with families to record […]