Prayer From The Heart of a Spouse.

To you who are in the fight, to your spouse, your families, and your significant others, I think of you. When the walk seems insurmountable,  I think of you for I also walked in those shoes.  April 2001. He stared at me through drugged eyes, yet he looked right through me.  He seemed to have disappearedContinue reading “Prayer From The Heart of a Spouse.”

Discussing Mortality- It Matters

My Case for Palliative Care  Forced to face mortality is to walked through the fires of sorrow. It is not the stage on which anyone of us chooses to play. So joy in life is, so sorrow is too. When the vigil begins, is the being mortal conversation open to include family and the patient facing imminent death?Continue reading “Discussing Mortality- It Matters”

Who I Am and Why I Write

  Who Am I ARTIST PIANIST & TEACHER WRITER Why I Write I write because esophageal cancer forced my family on a journey we did not choose. I write because of the Helper I turned to when facing terminal cancer with my husband, Werner. It broke my heart, and tested my courage and faith. I write because I was his wife, lover, friend, andContinue reading “Who I Am and Why I Write”

The Werner Zwahlen Ski Education Foundation

My speech given at the first scholarship award ceremony from Werner’s Foundation. Why give this particular award, when at the end of the day, alpine racing is all about winning or at least coming in second or third for a chance to stand on the podium, receive a medal and the applause for well done?Continue reading “The Werner Zwahlen Ski Education Foundation”


YOU MUST BE BRAVE December 2000 “You must be brave,” said my beautiful husband. You must be brave? He must be kidding. The peril we faced suffocated me. Being brave was about as far removed from me as the life we knew and the future slipping from our grasp. Where would I find the meansContinue reading “THIRD GATE – A REQUEST”