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Flash mob, art and nature

The virtual "Get Me Bodied Flash Mob" on Tuesday Nov 5th -- 7:30am pacific time is on! 
I will be dancing in my little hospital gown and bouffant cap in the Mt. Zion operating room with the surgical and anesthesia teams. My fantasy is for you to play the song (found here: and dance wherever you happen to be (in the kitchen, the carwash, subway platform [Dan!], classroom, Labor and Delivery unit, wherever!) -- ideally at 7:30am but really anytime Tuesday. It would be extra remarkable if you could send me a photo (or, better yet, a short video segment) of you dancing (via or I have visions of a healing video montage. Nothing brings me greater joy than catalyzing others to dance, move, be in their bodies. Are you with me people?

and...another amazing day. I played hooky with Benjamin and Dahlia. I brought them to the Mt. Zion Art for Recovery/Cancer Resource Center. Creative genius Cindy Perlis helped the kids mold their swirling emotions into art. A beautiful morning of connection and expression. Cindy, you are a treasure. Then a beautiful afternoon at Pinehaven Farm (chicken dance photos attached). Thank you Riki for your patience, creative energy, kindness and wisdom. 

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Tavis Dockwiller
By Tavis Dockwiller
Peace. And dancing. And laughter for you always.
Tess West
By Tess West
I didn't dance with you in November, because I just now came across your video. But I danced with you tonight in my room and it made my heart light. Thank you! I pray your recovery is quick and complete to a healthy new future.
Teri Camery
By Teri
Your courage is beyond any I have seen before> I am a nurse and you are truly inspiring
Marybell Acosta
By Marybell
Wishing you fast recovery :D you truly are an inspiration and a ray of sunlight!!! Loved your video :) great dance moves..
mary watson
By mary watson
Bless you! Your positive outlook and vision for recovery will hold you well in the next days…
Julie Harris
By Julie harris
Love seeing ur amazing positive spirit right before surgery
Carol Ann Lentz
Your dance and party just before surgery brought me to tears. Thinking of my own issues and seeing you happy and not letting your medical health take over is inspiring. Prayers for you and a speedy recovery. Keep on dancing
Faith Colburn
By Faith, RN
Prayers and a speedy recovery for you Dr Cohen. You are an inspiration to everyone!!!
kristi shorter
By Kristi Shorter
You are an inspiration! Thank you for the daily reminder that attitude is everything!!! You are amazing!!
Kim Dugar
By Kim Dugar, RN
Oh my, how cool. I'm an OR nurse from way back... What a great way to decrease surgical anxiety! I'm not going to say "good luck" on your recovery... Because you are not going to need luck. Your wonderful attitude has you half way there... Friends, family and God will carry you the rest if the way! Once again...COOL!!!