Stress and Agony wrapped under the tree

I can’t tell you how many times I have heard, “I can’t wait for this season to be over.” or “It’s almost over, thank God.” Why are we wishing away the holiday’s? Why is it that something that should be so much fun and fulfilling – giving gifts to others – can be so stressful,…

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Are you having a Faith Crisis?

This article has been on my mind for some time now. I have started it many times and deleted. I have revised it, then deleted it. Today I questioned why this has been so hard for me, and like a bolt of lightening the answer was, fear of judgement. When you are a writer you…

Tis the season for words that mean well, but hurt……

This past week I wrote a post on Facebook that I was finally able to go out of the house after 4 days of dealing with kidney stones. Quite a few people responded with love and wished me well.  But one person messaged me and although wishing me well, said- “I’m so sorry your ALWAYS sick.”  I…

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…

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…