To be Canada or Kanata

Today and each day before and after the Indigeneous children started to be discovered it has been bringing up total horror, terror, sorrow and absolute helpless hopelessness. I stand before you all today on what is usually Canada day feeling like I am a woman with no country or nation. Whatever my past teachings, lessons…

Forgiveness

My life has always been about forgiveness. I came in being called to forgive. I was adopted and I couldn’t understand how a Mother could give her child away. I carried this anger, abandonment and grief into my adulthood where I gave my own child up, walked away because I had so much forgiveness to…

Death, a new story!

I want to write a new story of death yet it isn’t new! Let me begin by telling my old version of death as my environment and people have taught me. This is not a “happy ending” story but a dark, dismal, suffering and highly painful one. Well that about sums it up. Death has…

Death… its inescapable. I will die at some point in my living!

What I have been discovering in this journey with cancer is how to truly thrive while living to the best of my capacity.  Also facing the end of myself, Dana Lynn Truitt.  I have sat with such deep grief, sorrow, pain, terror and being frantic as my mind takes me into no longer being here…

My Voice

Today I continue my truth telling and sharing of my feelings and what is happening in me and through me. I have known for a very long time that I am a channel, a conduit for this experience, a voice to share the wounded side of our collective story! Immense terror and fear are here…

Challenging Day

I awoke and felt safe tucked away in my bed. Did my morning rituals before getting up and then got up as a friend is coming for an early morning visit. As I started getting ready I realized that I don’t want to be seen feeling the way I do right now! I watch my…

Being with what is

I find myself coming into a place of being with what is! What does that mean? To me it means simply being present to what I feel, not think! Remaining attuned to my nervous system with respect to my environment and relationships. Holding my shape as often as I can while engaging with others. If…

Thriving to Live poster

Below is the 2nd part of the Donations program for Thriving to Live.  This is the poster that was and continues to be sent out and used for raising money for my health regime and holistic treatments for the year of 2021. Help Dana Lynn Raise $40,000 for her 2021 Journey with Stage 4 Breast…

Thriving to Live ‘The Shift’

Its been a number of weeks since my last blog. I wanted to take some time and process some incredibly difficult areas of my life. By holding off of writing it seemed a way in which I could remain devoted to my internal private process without interruption. Holding the trauma of my life required focus…