A new year, a new decade is upon us and you know the drill. Grab a piece of notebook paper, or better yet a brand new journal of blank pages, a few pencils or a favorite pen and jot down all of the things that are wrong with you that need fixing in 2020. NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS 2020! WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME? Underlined. O.k. … Continue reading Reflecting on "my positive" in the New Year
…This post cancer life is so new and different and, in a way, disconnected from a lot of what I once was. It is by all accounts a rebirth. Continue reading Falling in Love with Me
Heading into my third week of recovery after my bi-lateral explant surgery, I have discovered the truth about myself: I am an absolute utter and complete failure at the art of forced “resting”. Now it’s silly because after sixteen prior surgeries, I understand the importance of physical rest in surgical recovery. Rest equals healing. Healing equals getting back to life sooner than later. But rest, … Continue reading Mastering the art of “resting”
Heading into my second week, post bi-lateral breast implant “explant” surgery, I’ve discovered that recovery, whatever we are recovering from, in my case recovering from yet another major surgery associated with my breast cancer journey, takes an enormous amount of faith in an outcome that is at the mercy of a lot of things beyond our individual control. For someone like me, who likes their … Continue reading No More Doubts!
It’s a strange thing when life hands you curve balls you think you can handle and then come to find out that no matter the fortress of positivity you have built around yourself; no matter how much you have stacked the deck in favor of hope verses despair, that sometimes, you just have to give in to the fact that you are human and your … Continue reading Bringing Back Me
I sat in the car for a few moments before starting the engine, gathering my thoughts. I could literally feel my mind racing, like it actually had a heart beat and I started to laugh. I laughed and laughed. I must have looked like a loon to anyone driving by. You see I was laughing at the fact that despite my intentional focus on positivity, … Continue reading Moving your life story from “I Can’t” to “I Can Do It!”
One of my favorite verses from the bible is from Psalm 118:24: This is the day the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it. In my humble opinion, the implications of this verse are powerful, less in the literally interpretation of creation and more in the subtext of opportunity…human opportunity. As the sun rises and sets, we are given another chance … Continue reading Rejoice and be Glad!
I’ve worked so hard to build a beautiful life for my husband and kids, dedicating myself to creating a home environment that is warm and inviting and welcoming to all. I’ve spent years crafting a career that I felt was worthy and purposeful, going above and beyond in my education so that I modeled for my children the benefits of a lifetime invested in continuous … Continue reading The Spontaneity Fight
Dear Doris Day, I heard that you died today at the age of 97. A long life by any stretch of the imagination. They say you will be cremated, as you wished, without any fanfare. I’m sorry if I’m intruding on your final wishes, but I can’t let you go like that. Doris Day, you were an amazing actress, singer and advocate. You were … Continue reading “Que Sera, Sera, what will be, will be!”
Have you ever spent an entire day analyzing the one thing that went wrong, instead of praising the hundreds of little things that went right? Do you feel like positivity is always something you are constantly chasing, instead of embracing? If you answered, “Yes”, then let me reassure you, first and foremost, I’m right there with you and second, you are one hundred percent … Continue reading Getting Lost in the Blessings