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One Thing Every Day

Wishful thinking doesn't make things happen, except in fairy tales and that old Twilight Zone episode, The Man in the Bottle (and that was more of a be-careful-what-you-wish-for cautionary tale). What makes things happen is passion-driven, good, old-fashioned work. I'm... Continue Reading →

A Tail of Surviving, Thriving and Transforming Through Illness

My book is now up for pre-order, and it would mean so much to me if you would pre-order a copy or copies and support me in sharing my story with the hopes of helping others. Be one of the... Continue Reading →

Rise & Thrive and Get Screened

Rise & Thrive. The message on this $10 throw pillow from Target has given me a new mantra to add to my repertoire (I'm alive. It's not as hard as cancer.┬áIt's not as painful as radiation). While I will likely... Continue Reading →

More Than a Feeling

I've been thinking for a while now that this current pandemic feels like two years ago when I was fighting cancer. I wondered if I was the only cancer survivor/thriver who felt like this, until I spied an article in... Continue Reading →

What’s in a Name?

What's in a name? that which we call a rose / By any other name would smell as sweet William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Balcony Scene Two weeks ago, I finished my non-fiction book proposal, something I started after my... Continue Reading →

Grateful To Be Here 2

One year ago today, I underwent a 5 1/2-hour, life-saving, life-changing surgery to remove a Stage 3 colorectal cancer tumor. Life-saving: The surgeon was quick to tell me that he got it all, and I was cured with less than... Continue Reading →

Oils & Spoils Expands on 4th Oiliversary

Anniversaries have a way of making me check for objects in the side view mirror before turning my focus to straight ahead. I'm a bit late in posting about my oiliversary which was March 16, the day I bought my... Continue Reading →

Grateful To Be Here

Since April, I've written two blogs. My goal has always been to write at least one blog a week. I joke that God gave me the ability to write a sentence, and I am truly happiest turning a phrase and... Continue Reading →

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