Moving Mountains

Photo by: Fab Marie   “You have been assigned this mountain to show others it can be moved.” -unknown Two days ago I received the news that the trial Chemotherapy drug I have been on for a couple months is not working. I have heard this many times over the years and seen many doctors…

Don’t be afraid to live

    “Just the fact that we don’t know our due date on death, should be enough motivation to live every day to the highest potential.”-unknown I’ve been told many times by many doctors, “we don’t know where to go from here, we can try this new trail medication, we can try this new form…

Self love and care

“You can’t hate yourself happy. You can’t criticize yourself thin. You can’t shame yourself worthy. Real change begins with self-love and self-care.” Jessica Ortner We all wish we had magical powers to do just about anything. I can testify to the want of magical powers for the purpose of healing. I really wish life were…

Questions as we Grieve

“You’re wings were ready, but my heart was not.”-Unknown Over the past few weeks I have seen many fighters gain their wings. I am left with a heavy heart and of course many questions. The question I always ask is why? What is the reason and what is this teaching us? I was left with…

Finding Your Gratitude

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, and confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”- Melody Beattie I learned as a small child the meaning…

The gift of the Present

“Don’t cry over the past, its gone. Don’t stress about the future, it hasn’t arrived. Live in the present and make it beautiful.”-unknown One of the hardest things to do is live in the present. The reason its called the present is because its a gift. Every moment of everyday should be seen as a gift….

The Unsaid Words

Its been a week since the diagnosis that my cancer is spreading. It’s been very quiet around here. Everyone stepping around on eggs shells because no one wants to bring up the elephant in the room. So we have all dealt in different ways. I’ve become an introvert and in my head 24-7. I take…

Fighting in Silence

“It’s hard to explain to someone who has no idea. Feeling pain and sickness on the inside while looking fine on the outside.” Here is a shout out to all the people that suffer in silence and fear of the illness that strips your inner body of health but doesn’t show on the outside. For…

Cancer and Mommy-Guilt

“Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.” Linda Wooten I look at Mackenzie and love the fact that she has my eyes, my love for the arts and all things Michael Jackson. I also look at Mackenzie in fear that she has…

Being Superwoman

“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary”-unknown Growing up we are taught many things but none as important as how we treat others. What about how we treat ourselves? Treat others the way you would like to be treated, I can’t tell you how…