During the past year Doug and I developed a grand vision of writing, speaking and teaching together all over the world after he healed from penile cancer. When we realized that healing wasn't going to happen, we decided to share very openly about what we were going through, and every time I read a comment from someone who benefited from our journey, Doug felt so happy. In fact he cried a few days ago when I told him he was teaching exactly what he'd always wanted - that everyone is worthy of self-love and the events in our lives don't get to define us, we get to define ourselves.
I know that I'll learn and write much more about that as time goes on. For now, I look forward to seeing our community of Dougiephiles (those who love Doug :)) grow as you share your own reflections on this page. Thank you for loving us along the way, for lifting my wounded spirit as I heal from this monumental loss, and for "putting self-love in it." ~Annie