mama 5:21Gems from the hospital floor: Mom as she maneuvers the oxygen tube into the bathroom: “I’m getting pretty good at this. Soon I’ll be able to rope horses.”



After my 91 y.o. mama was diagnosed with cancer again recently, I began to share some of the gifts and challenges I’ve been facing since she was taken to the ER and then to the hospital last week.

I’ve been so moved by the outpouring of support from friends in my community, particularly in response to some of my Facebook posts, I decided to share some of the process in a video blog. I know many of you have gone through, are going through or will go through some kind of process with a loved one in their last stage of life. I would love to hear your stories and responses along the way.

For me, I feel like once again I’m being called to utilize all of my tools in very down to earth ways to get through these days with the kind of grit and grace I inherited from my mom (whose name, by no coincidence, is Grayce).

So here is the first mini-post of many to come…

Renegade-Woo” Vicki Dello Joio, founder of The Way of Joy: A Spiritual Fitness Program, brings together East Coast Attitude and West Coast energy consciousness as a master teacher, transformative speaker and performing artist. Integrating over 40 years of Chi Kung practice with other martial arts as well as her work in Yoga, Feldenkreis, physical fitness and theater, Vicki has developed a dynamic set of tools to transform obstacles into opportunities and enhance creative potential. Book: The Way of Joy, CD: Short Meditations for a Busy Life