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  • Junk Gets in the Way

    It’s been a few months since I’ve written you. Life has certainly been challenging lately. Besides my battle with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, my husband and I finally put to bed our discussion about downsizing. We’ve been talking about it for years. We finally …

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  • Keeping it Simple

    People talk about new year’s resolutions and it seems nearly everyone makes a list of how their lives will be different this year. I think weight loss, and finances top the charts.  The hard part is that we make these plans, sometimes too aggressively, and then …

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  • Staying in the Light!

    Last night, I had a wonderful moment, one of those kind of moments that can change your life. It was a tender moment with Dr. Shani Fox. Dr. Fox is a Naturopath and life coach here in Portland, OR. I know her through my work …

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  • The Power of Positive Activities

    Have you ever felt the weight of the world on your shoulders? It seems one thing after another piles on you until you can no longer function, or you feel like you can no longer stand upright. As cancer survivors, it can often feel that …

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  • Dancing with Mortality

    2017 brought blessings and challenges I never expected. In May, I finally got my husband to go on the trip of a life-time. We spent a month in an airbnb in Rome, Italy. It was a chance to reconnect in new ways and, for both of …

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  • What Would You Do?

    If someone told you that you only had five years to live, what would you do? When I was told I had advanced stage breast cancer, the doctor hesitantly told me that I had a 60% chance of surviving past five years. That meant I …

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  • Are you a Worrier?

    I am a worrier.  I admit it. I have been a worrier most of my life. I worry about my kids, my job, my finances. I worry about if I can’t find a certain ingredient for a recipe.  One time, though, something changed and I …

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  • In Front of a Mirror

    When I stand in front of a mirror, I can hold my head up high enough for my second chin to disappear. When I stand in front of a mirror, I can suck in my gut so my belly looks flat. When I stand in …

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  • Catastrophe or Gift?

    Have you experienced an upheaval such as job loss, heartbreak, children leaving home, fire/flood/natural disaster, health crash such as cancer? Any events that dismantles life can, and often does, throw you into chaos. Did you know there’s actually great good that can come from those …

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  • Keeping Your Eye on the Prize

    Staying Positive Through the Cancer Journey People ask me all the time, how I stayed positive through all three of my cancer journeys, Well, I will say, it wasn’t always easy. I had my share of “Pity Parties.” But, I also tried to get away …

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