The dark side of living in pain

I want to be open about the dark thoughts that come along with bearing an illness for so long. Over 14 years of fighting these diseases and the symptoms that come along with them.

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Be a Starfish

As I was reading this story I had that aha! moment. The moment you know that your old way of thinking is no longer working for you. For so long the purpose of Fabulously Fighting has been to help as many people as possible.  To help the masses in the cancer community and beyond. This way of thinking…

20-20 VISION FOR THE NEW YEAR

If I am being honest, I have a love-hate relationship with New Year’s.  Everyone making resolutions and putting pressure on ourselves to be more, do more, shake off the year that has just passed us.  Wishing away the memories of yesterday and hoping for a better outcome in the year ahead.  But what if it…

Thankful, Grateful, Blessed

We wait all year for the magic to appear. The wrestling of the packages, the smell of hot chocolate and candy canes, the traditions old and new.  The magic that fills the air and the love that fills our hearts.  Tonight as the clock pushes forward to Christmas Day, let us all be thankful for the…

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,…

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…

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…