Category: Life Stuff

10 lessons from surviving 3 cancers

My cancer anniversaries are moments to acknowledge the journey. And lessons learned. Surviving three cancers brings many experiences and lessons. Some ugly, some beautiful. With that in mind, I want to share 10 lessons from surviving 3 cancers, focusing on the strength found in this journey. This new road in life I thought I had

10 acts of kindness

“In a world where you can be anything, be kind.” ~ Etta Turner That quote has always been one of my favorite guides in life. Being kind is pretty easy but sometimes life tosses challenges or circumstances that make us forget to be kind to ourself and others. I forget too. So in a time

Staying positive during life’s challenges

Going through cancer or another life challenge can sometimes feel like you’re being dragged down. But you’re not! Focusing on positivity and possibilities can help you more easily embrace the days. I wanted to share some tips for staying positive during life’s challenges, whether an illness, pandemic, unemployment, relationship breakup or some other challenge. Truth

When busy becomes an excuse

We’re all guilty of saying it in various forms: “I’m so busy. Life is busy. Things are crazy busy.” Usually these statements are followed by an apology because we didn’t follow through on something, we’re moody or distracted, don’t keep in touch with someone, fail to start or finish something. It’s socially acceptable to be

Be.Worthy. – My words for 2020

The past few years, instead of setting a lot of resolutions, I select words to help focus and define my year. I, of course, set some goals each year (hey, I admit to being a planner), but focusing on words helps me check in to stay aware of the energy I’m putting into the goals,

10 lessons from 10 years

Happy almost 2020! It’s hard to believe that not only is a new year rolling in tomorrow but we’re also kicking off a new decade! I feel like every year brings new hopes and excitement at what’s to come. But before looking too far ahead, I’ve been reflecting on all that the last decade brought

A year of joy

One year ago I heard the words “you have cancer” – for the third time. Three separate cancers. Stunned. Disbelief. Anger. Disappointment. All immediate emotions. After that diagnosis, I didn’t expect this to be a year of joy. Lots of joy. Finding joy Clearing a third cancer was…surreal to say the least. Difficult to describe,

A few of my favorite charities

Today is Giving Tuesday, a ‘global generosity movement.’ Falling the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, it is a day to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity. Charities look to this day to raise signifiant donations to support their programs. On this special day of generosity, I wanted to share a few of my favorite charities (if you need

5 ways to express gratitude

There is much talk this time of year about gratitude, helping others and saying thanks. While this should be our focus year round, I appreciate the extra momentum too. It’s a great opportunity to pause from our hectic, daily lives to focus on ways to express gratitude. There are many ways to express gratitude. The

Four life lessons from Dad

Today is a special day in my family’s world, for today we celebrate my dad’s birthday. And reflect on many life lessons from Dad. Despite cancer taking him many years ago, his love and advice still influence me in my daily life. It’s been 15 years since his death and I miss him every day.