National caregivers month-Advice from Dave

This month we are celebrating so many things, including National Care Givers month. All month long we will be highlighting not only the amazing caregivers in my life but will be offering some tips for others. Today I am giving this article over to my husband David to offer his perspective of what being a…

Don’t believe everything you think

“In any given moment we have two options: To step forward into growth or to step back to safety.”- Abraham Maslow When starting this article this quote spoke volumes to the topic I will be discussing.  After  my cancer diagnosis every doctor I saw told me I should be seeing a therapist or at least…

A daughters love can heal all wounds

This week I am continuing to spotlight some of my support network and celebrate just how much they mean to me on this journey. This weeks spotlight and the light of my life is my amazing daughter, Mackenzie. Mackenzie was born in 2004 and my diagnosis came just a year later.  Her life was changed…

Scan Away

    For the month of October I am bringing you a behind the scenes look into my everyday life.  This past Friday I had my full scan which included blood work, PET scan, a CT scan and a Breast MRI.  These tests are performed every month with the PET scan performed every three months….

We are the fallen leaves

Fall has always been my favorite time fo the year. Crisp air, warm tea, foliage morphing into the beautiful autumn colors; teaching us how fabulous change can be.  God gives us a new beginning and reminds us to stop. Take a breath of the crisp air, smell the pumpkin spice, and take a bite of…

Evolving into your higher-self

5 Daily reminders 1. I am amazing 2. I can do anything 3. Positivity is a choice 4. I celebrate my individuality 5. I am prepared to succeed. What if when we were born these 5 things were already engrained in us? What if the foundation of our life was built on these 5 daily…

The best things in life

The best things in life are the people we love, the places we have been, and the memories we’ve made along the way. I wanted this article this week to be huge thank you to all the poeple who touch my life everyday. The ones who have stood by my side through the good, the…

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…

You’ve Gotta Have Faith

This quote really spoke to me because our overall wellness has a lot to do with our mental state.  During this journey faith has been a large part of my fight. It doesn’t matter what you believe in, just that you believe in something.  Maybe it is a higher being, maybe it is the universe,…

Anything for YOU

Let faith be your compass, for what we can not see with our eyes we feel with our heart.  My heart is overwhelmed with sadness after a dear friends passing this week. The overwhelming pain is a combination of the shock of what happened and the ache for what never will be. I keep rereading…