Happy Father’s Day

On the darkest days, when I feel inadequate, unloved, or unworthy. I remeber who’s daughter I am and starighten my crown.  No matter where I have been in my life, at the lowest of lows or the highest of mountains there has not been a time when my dad was not cheering me on or…

Suicidal Thoughts

  Tonight I was going to write about my day volunteering for the American Cancer Society’s Bicycles Battling Cancer event. I have decided to switch gears and focus on what has been front and center of media attention this week. The two suicides of fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.  May they…

National Cancer Survivor’s Day

The other day I read an article about a woman who was speaking about being a cancer survivor.  She stated from the minute of diagnosis that she became a survivor. This was very interesting to read, as I have questioned many times if I am considered a survivor with the metastatic state I live in….

Happy Memorial Day

  Happy Memorial Day weekend my Fabulous Fighters. This Memorial Day, we remember the service, sacrifice, and commitment of those who have been willing to give the last full measure of devotion in order for us to enjoy the blessings of liberty freedom and democracy.  Every waving flag, hand covered heart, and deeply felt prayer…

You Don’t Define Me

I stand in the bathroom everyday looking down at the scale, fighting with myself, do I stand on you and let you be the judge? Or do I walk past you and stand in my power knowing I am doing everything I can to get healthy?  The question becomes am I willing to sacrifice my…

A Mother’s Day wish

To my Mom, my friend- My wish for you: I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright. I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more. I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive. I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger. I…

Where It Began

I have talked a lot about my thirteen year battle with metastatic Breast Cancer and it often overshadows my fourteen year fight with Lupus.  You see, it was my diagnosis with Lupus just after Mackenzie was born that eventually lead to my Breast Cancer diagnosis just a year later.  May is Lupus awareness month and…

Stepping out of cancer’s shadow

  Photo credit: My husband, David. Photo editing, myself At any given moment you have to two options: To step forward into growth or to step back to safety.  As I gave up the title of Miss Pink two weeks ago I was convinced my pageant days were over. I had that thought before I…

Brought to You By Born of Fire

Sometimes when you want something done right, you just need to do it yourself.  Fabulously Fighting is proud to announce the innaugural publication of our sister company, Born of Fire Publishing, LLC.  We are so excited to bring you the second edition of the award winning Fabulously Fighting: Living with cancer through love, laughter and…

A Bittersweet Farewell

Last night I was honored to crown the new Miss Pink 2018.  For those of you who could not attend, here were my farewell thoughts. For two years Ashley Schultz, Founder and President of the Miss Pink Organization asked me to participate in the pageant.  For two years, I emphatically told her no.  Pageantry was…

Miss Pink Year in review

It has been an amazing year serving as your Miss Pink 2017. I can’t beleive we will be crowning a new Miss Pink this Saturday. Thank you all for your encouragement, love and support.  Please enjoy this video montage – a look into my fabulous year!  

A Mother’s Love

As the weekend comes to a close I wanted to reflect on the young lady we were celebrating. Our beautiful daughter Mackenzie, who turned fourteen on Friday. While I’m still in shock that she can be fourteen while I hold tight at 25, I digress. This weekend I was able to not only enjoy and…