healing is messy

It’s been a tough few weeks. There I said it. It’s not always days full of a brave face, a smile or optimism. I’m learning to accept that healing is messy. It just is. There are days when I can’t get past my “thinking” mind, that the backpack of burden and worries that I carry…

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hat

No one tells you about these moments once the side effects of chemo click in. The realization that while you may have shaved your head, you often forget until you look in the mirror. That others see you 100% of the time as a balding female and their eyes say it all – despair, sadness,…

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being human

I had one of these days today….2 days ago…last week. I’m human after all, so it’s to be expected. I’m in “it”… living “it”…and when you’re that close to “it”, it can be hard to see the bigger opportunities and rewards that may in fact be manifesting. I was reminded by a dear friend that…

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chemo done

And just like that, my FINAL chemo round is in the books. It didn’t come with fanfare or a parade. I didn’t even have a bell to ring at the Oncology Infusion center when I left. It instead came with indulgence in a week-old almond flour cupcake from my daughter, and an internal cheering squad…

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Eat from the Earth

The alarming rate that boxed and frozen pre-packaged foods are flying off the shelves is jaw-dropping. Yet those of us that seek out home gardens, organically sourced items and all the ways to source real, whole food, are finding ourselves plentiful right now. What we know is that the earth was meant to feed us,…

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simplicity

Sometimes simple is better. We’ve all heard it said, but it seems that even most days the act, thought or even notion of ‘simple’ seems far reaching. Minds are racing, households are buzzing and the world is opening up again and we’re all constantly adjusting. But does it really need to be all that complicated…

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be grateful

If there is ever a time to be grateful, it’s surely now, when “things” get taken away. And COVID put a spotlight on restriction of so many simple pleasures we once took for granted. Now we can see a sunny day and be thankful for it because we get to go outside. Now we see…

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family first

The online rants about being “stuck at home” with your loved ones drive me a little crazy. Don’t we all work to live vs the other way around? Isn’t the whole point of having a family and having kids is to be around them, to shower them with love, to build memories, enjoy moments and…

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what do you love

Is this a hard question or did the answer leap into your mind immediately? Love comes in all shapes, sizes and multitudes. And the answer doesn’t need to be complex or overthought. In fact, when you lead with your heart and not your mind in answering this question, you need to dig deep to really…

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making sacrifices

Making sacrifices for the betterment of our world is our human duty – the pleas to #stayathome say it all. We’re in this together and we need to accept it. Our civic duty is not to be called to war, but to spend time at home, with our families. It’s the simplest act of self-sacrifice…

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