Retreats and Projects

  • Commonweal
    An integrated healing retreat for people with cancer. Program includes daily group support sessions led by a psychotherapist, massage, yoga, meditation, deep relaxation, imagery work, symbolic learning through sand-tray, poetry, exploration of sacred space, and a gourmet vegetarian diet. Located in Bolinas, California
  • Ceres Community Project
    The Ceres Community Project works to restore locally-grown, organic whole food to its place as the foundation of health for people, communities and the planet. They prepare beautiful, delicious and organic meals for individuals and families facing cancer and other life threatening illnesses.
  • Nancy’s List
    Nancy’s List is a grassroots effort committed to significantly improving the lives of the many people in our community who are living with cancer and those who love and care for them.

Other Resources


  • American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.
    The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association is dedicated to the eradication of autoimmune diseases and the alleviation of suffering and the socioeconomic impact of autoimmunity through fostering and facilitating collaboration in the areas of education, public awareness, research, and patient services in an effective, ethical and efficient manner.

Blog Post

Intimate “Writing to Heal” workshop now forming!

If your upcoming New Year’s resolution is to write about health issues that you have been facing, this small group will help you kick-start and/or deepen your writing process. You will also explore your experiences through writing, and find out how to use writing as a...

Writing to Heal class

I want to lift my face, smile against gravity, find wholeness in life’s marathon. B.D., “Writing to Heal” class, 5/11 (Words chosen from word grab bag to create the poem: facelift, marathon, gravity, wholeness, smile.) Expressive and narrative writing are one of the...

Chronic Illness and Exhaustion

My own energy varies from day to day, but with good amounts of consistent rest, well planned, I’m thankful to live a full and creative life. For many years, though, I functioned in a deficit range, leading to illness and exhaustion. I believed then that it was normal...