NPR Interview – “Voices for the Cure”

A quick note:  I was interviewed for our local NPR station about losing Elizabeth, and our journey with cancer and death.  It airs today, January 10 at 6pm, Arizona time, and tomorrow, January 11 at 5pm.  If you’re in Tucson, Arizona, you can listen live at 89.1, or stream it here wherever you are:

Elizabeth would have been turning 24 this Sunday – it feels like an appropriate honoring of her to be able to share this now…
If you can’t tune in live, it will be posted on their website, and I”ll share that later. 

Lucia Maya

I live and write in Makawao, on Maui, Hawaii. I write on my blog about my experience with my daughter Elizabeth Blue, during the last year of her life living with cancer and dying in a state of grace. I follow my passion in my work, doing Energy Healing (Reiki, Karuna Reiki and Craniosacral work) and spiritual counseling, in person and at a distance, teaching Reiki and facilitating spiritual workshops. I have a blog on my site as well!

11 thoughts on “NPR Interview – “Voices for the Cure”

  1. Dear Lucia,
    Just listened to the NPR interview as well as read your writing dated Jan 12, 2014…
    Tears rise and a smile is on my face as I feel with such deep gratitude Elizabeth’s life story as it was and as it is today. Thank you thank you thank you for the conversation you are having with us all. The practice of living wholehearted in this life as it is…and the part we all play as we meet it with ourselves and our loved ones…you are an example of what is possible…to be open hearted and available to All of life!
    Much love,
    Fran (Austin,Tx)


    1. Dear Fran,
      thank you so much for writing, and for your kind and thoughtful words! It means so much to know that you’ve been touched and can feel the essence of what I’m hoping to share!
      love and blessings,


  2. I heard Elizabeth’s story today, and I thank you so much for telling it. I have gone through loss, too–my husband and my son, among others–and I have often wished that their deaths could have been easier on them. I was especially moved by your telling of taking your daughter to be cremated yourself. That really struck home with me–we were torn apart when we had to leave our infant son’s body at the hospital. I’m grateful for your grace in sharing the story of your daughter’s journey with us.


    1. I’m so sorry for the loss of your husband and your son. That sounds so difficult to have to leave your son’s body behind…I’m so sorry.

      I’m so glad to know you heard the interview and that it touched you. I was honored to be asked. blessings and love, Lucia


  3. Thinking of you on Elizabeths 24th birthday this month. It would have been Dan’s 14th this month too. It is hard isn’t it? i see his mom most days and even though she is amazing it is a lonely dark place a world without your child. I hope you are happy with the interview. Will you be able to post a link to a podcast?


    1. Thanks Tric. It is hard, and then it eases up, too…

      I was happy with the interview – I’ll post the link to the podcast very soon, I hope you enjoy it! blessings, Lucia


  4. It’s hard to say what the right commendation is for this. Congratulations on something so sad seems wrong but at the same time it is wonderful that you will be sharing your and Elizabeth’s story on air. I look forward to listening.


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