Time

  No matter how hard we try, we can’t stop time. We can’t go back and change the past and we can’t skip forward and try and change the future. So we are destined to live in the moment. The here and now. Unfortunately at some point we all wish to go back or to…

Giving a voice to the voiceless

  I’ve been putting off this article for a while now. It is something I don’t discuss much and something that has forever changed my life. It is the thingthat wakes me in the middle of the night feeling helpless and victimized all over again. Trauma shatters the most basic assumptions about yourself and your…

Changing “I” to “WE” after being diagnosed with the Big C

I just finished my first full week back on chemotherapy.  My emotions have been all over the place; I threw a couple of pity parties for myself, I have wallowed in the misery of this illness and I’ve struggled to keep a smile on my face, and in my heart. The memories of past treatments…

I AM

I have said on more than one occasion I will do what is necessary to regain my health;  to take my life back from cancer. For the past eight months I have been holistically healing my body.  It was my choice to discontinue chemotherapy for a while and do things my way with a lot…

Our angel guides her floating feet

“Everyone has an angel. Given to us from the start. Trust and Faith is what we need to hear them in our heart;” – Michael P. Watson As I looked up at the sky, there they were- the most beautiful angel wings letting us know she was there. Saturday was a marathon dance day.  Mackenzie…

Stronger, Braver, Unstoppable!

  In 2018 I will be stronger, braver, and unstoppable. What words or mantra will keep you going this New Year? Many Milestones came along with 2017. As I stared to reflect on this year I will filled with overwhelming emotion. For many years I was told I wouldn’t make it to thirty five let…

Twas the Night Before Christmas…

Twas the night before Christmas and here I am, having given it my all, having done the best that I can.  The shopping is done, the presents are wrapped and vegan dishes are baking so I don’t have to eat crap.  Whether you got it all done or not, it is time to stop, take…

Bringing the magic back!

  Today I was reminded of the joy in the holiday season. The past two weeks have been rough for me. I have been in a “funk” for lack of a better word. I have been tired, stressed and to be honest unable to get myself to a place of peace. The harder I tried…

Progress not Perfection

At the beginning of November, I declared my intentions to start taking better care of myself, and follow my own advice.  Overall, I am happy to report that I have made a lot of progress in the consistent self care department.  Instead of trying to make a ton of changes all at once, I picked…

The gift of enough

I’m constantly learning new things about myself. I am a work in progress and reinventing myself all the time. This weekend while I was relaxing and thinking of all the things I could write about I couldn’t put pen to paper. I was struggling to find the perfect words to inspire this week. Then I…

Gratitude, Grace, Girls and Giggles

Today Mackenzie had try outs for another ballet show. As I was waiting in the room with all of these amazing young ladies and hopeful dancers I took inventory of the feeling in the room.  Girls stretching and warming their bodies in preparation for a half hour audition. Some girls speaking to each other and…