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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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Amy Steinbinder
By Amy Steinbinder
YOU are one amazing, inspiring and beautiful woman and I applaud you and your brilliance to bring all of us into your very personal moment and helped us be proud, bold and humbled all at the same time. Patients who get to experience your brand of caring are SO very fortunate! Thank you for sharing.
Mariane Rowland
By Mariane Rowland, Virginia
I love what you are showing the world! I'm a seven-year breast cancer survivor and the positive energy you exude in your video moved me to tears. I'm so proud of you! Keep dancing, woman! You are an inspiration!!!!
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Alisa Hideg
By Alisa Hideg, MD
From one Doc (Family Practice who does OB) with a bilateral mastectomy (flat and fabulous) and a small (5) child to another - thanks for the smile and courage in your video!
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Beverly Bell
By Beverly B
Just saw your video and smiled for six minutes...thanks! I only have one regret....I didn't dance before my double mastectomy in November 2012. Been dancing ever since...chemo over, hair growing back, reconstruction over, and port coming out! Remember...don't tell God how big your problem is, tell your problem how big God is!!! Life is good! God is great! Bless you!
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Lisa M
My 27 year old sister is fighting ovarian cancer... Like a boss :) This video got us up and dancing at her chemo treatment. You. Are. Awesome.
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Kathy Bailey
By Kathy Bailey, President, People Growers of America
My best friend and business partner for 18 years and I have organized over 500 corporate wellness expos together. After a 2 year battle with cancer, she flew away in her sleep yesterday, Dec 2nd. The first thing I said to another friend I was with was"Strange. I feel like dancing!" So I did. I just saw your video today for the first time, and it all clicked! It's even Ok to dance in celebration of a friend's transition!
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Antiquel Kennedy
By Tiko
I was making myself sick with worry about My surgery on Monday December 2nd. I found your video and cried as you Danced. You have enough Coursge for the Both of US! I'm feeling stronger and will not worry about things I can't control. I'm putting on My Beyonce and Dancing my cares Away! Thank you
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Yolanda Harris
By Yolanda Harris
You are a inspiration to use all, and you got it in.
Anna Baker
By Anna
You're some kind of woman and you can DANCE!
Brian Tremaine
By Brian Tremaine
Your video was inspiring. I wish for you live a long happy life.