KISS- Keep It Simple Silly

This week I have done a lot of thinking on the heels of this decade challenge that has been popping up all over social media.  The challenge was to post a picture of then and now. As I scrolled photos of the past ten years, it, of course brought up so many memories. How much…

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I dare to self care…

I work hard on the relationship I have with myself. The way I speak and look at myself. Knowing what I give power to, has power over me. I have been known to be harsh on myself and to myself, so having a healthy relationship with myself is so important. When you are confronted with…

Silenced and speechless

Silenced by my own paralyzing thoughts of unworthiness, I fought back, no longer feeling voiceless.

Goodbye Pinktober- The best is yet to come!

The last Sunday in October and what a month it has been! From interviews, to webinars, to important partnership meetings, to numerous events. October did not disappoint. The running theme this month has been evident and I would be amiss to not discuss it. Every interview or conversation around breast cancer, I spoke about MBC…

A year older is a year bolder

Every year I joke and make a big deal of my Birthday. I start at the beginning of October telling my family it’s MY BIRTHDAY MONTH!  We laugh and have fun with this silly theory.  But in theory it is a celebration of life lived.  Honestly every birthday, to me, is truly a gift.  October 13th, National Metastatic Breast…

Yes, This is my life

I have lived with Lupus and Breast Cancer now for over 14 years.  The other day, an especially rough day, I found myself repeating to others who were offering words of sympathy; This is my life.  I followed up by saying, I can choose to cry over these bad days or I can meet these…

Scream in terror or enjoy the ride?

The past two weeks have been a roller coaster ride of emotions. From the beginning of Fashion Week when I walked into a scam, that ended in anger and tears to a sold out amazing show last weekend, that ended with a full heart and many opportunities. To ending this week with news I am…

I’m not a “conventional” Cancer Patient

I often get comments from people about how I choose to live my life while battling cancer. Some ask how I do it all? Some make comments about living my life to the fullest and taking chances, some even make snide and innapropriate comments that I don’t conventionally live as a cancer patient. Honesty I…

The time for change is NOW!

Yesterday was truly a special day.  A former pageant sister of mine runs a local preliminary competition for the Miss New Hampshire America program. I was asked to be on the judges panel and sing the National Anthem.  This is the first time I had been back to sit in as a judge for the…

Don’t hate, communicate!

It has been a week since my last article. A week of second guessing my choices, a week of receiving  nasty and hateful emails, and also a week of many people reaching out in support.  My life has been a roller coaster of emotion.  So let me start off by explaining the why and intention…