Finding your magic

For the past nine years, I have watched my daughter grace the stage in the production of the Nutcracker. From a tiny mouse, to playing Clara, to dancing Chinese, to now dancing the snow scene and in the Spanish trio.  I watch with pride as her magic unfolds on the stage. Ballet is an extremely…

The scariest thoughts make us human

This past few weeks I have been really struggling. After another bout with vertigo landed me at urgent care, and a diagnosis with Meniere’s Disease I have been in bed most of the week.  Each day praying for the spinning to stop, praying for relief, and even praying that if this is the downward spiral…

I cheer for people, Do you???

I cheer for people. I believe there is enough sun for everyone.  Lately this has been at the forefront of my thoughs, as I have watched others who may not have this philosophy. None of us know what the other had been through.  No two people are the same, no two people will ever face…

Anchored in Faith

 I get asked several times a week through messages, texts, or phone calls, how I remain positive with the daily battles I face. My answer is always the same, the reason for my struggles is to guide me towards my purpose.  According to every doctor I have ever seen, my life has an expiration. According…

Born to be real, NOT perfect.

For a while now I have been working on not only my cookbook, but the idea of a cooking show.  If you know me, you know that any goal I set for myself, I try my best to achieve.  So the plans for my cooking show were put into place, a meeting with my friends…

Redefining the goal

Lately I have been doing a lot of self reflection, digging deep to redefine what truly brings me joy and happiness.  It is so easy to get derailed in our goals when our happiness no longer becomes a priority. In my search for uncovering the principal characteristic of true genuine happiness I found it is…

Laugh till you cry

As we sat inside a New York City Starbucks with a peppermint mocha in my hand, I couldn’t help but stare at the running words of the Broadway sign. It read: Laugh till you cry.   It kept my attention for what seemed to be hours. I finally snapped a picture of it before heading…

99% Mental Fight

Thirteen years ago I sat in a waiting room for my consultation with the board of doctors who would decide my cancer journey.  As I sat there shaking, sweating palms, tears in my eyes, and a knot in my stomach, a woman leaned over next to me. Whispered softly and said,” 99% of this fight…

41 Doesn’t Feel As Fabulous

Yesterday was my 41st birthday! Usually I start the month of October off with many birthday posts.  The most common, “It’s my Birthday month” It has been a running joke for years about what a big deal I make about my birthday or birthdays in general.  This year it feels different, and to be honest…

Tangled up in you

Once upon a time, I became yours and you became mine. We’ll stay together through both the tears and the laughter, becasue that’s what we will call our happily ever after.   You have been by my side through it all. We continue to slay the dragon (cancer) in our fairy tale everyday. We hold…