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Terminally Joyful

My Life, Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer

 
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My Story in 10 Lessons

*This story was originally written for Crowns of Courage an Art Prize 2017 installation. This was the first time I put myself out there....

Platitude Attitude Good Bye 2020

Platitudes: a remark or statement, especially one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful....

HER2+ MBC Research UPDATE 2020

Research conferences look a bit different this year. It is all done on virtual platforms due to Covid-19. Sure, I am saving money on...

YOGA FLOW OF EMOTIONS

August 16, 2020 It's August. My birthday month. A fiery Leo. I just turned 44. In October, I will have been living with metastatic breast...

LIVING THE CANCER LIFE IN A PANDEMIC

Time for some real talk. I don't know why it is...... but some days, and quite honestly, some weeks and months I purposely put myself in...

CANCER IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

We are living in surreal times right now. A pandemic is swiping our nation. Something that we have never seen before has our country...

PATIENT ADVOCACY, FINDING MY PURPOSE

I have been living with Metastatic Breast Cancer for almost 3.5 years. For the last two years I have been saying that I wanted to be a...

8.5 MILE INTROSPECTIVE

We went to my happy place like we do every year and I arrived tired. I was having a pretty down week after my infusion it seem I am...

BLUE BIRD ON MY SHOULDER

I do my best reflecting while I am driving. As I left the Bluebird Cancer Retreat in Holland, Michigan my head was swimming with so many...

REAL TALK

I didn't want to take my daughter dress shopping........I am cringing as I write this. But is true. I was tired. I was FATII GUED and my...

NUMB

NUMB. I live in this new world where I know someone dying almost everyday. I live in a world where my own mortality is thrown in my face....

My Love My Life

***spoiler alert if you have not seen the movie*** When Mamma Mia 2 came out in theaters. I was SUPER excited to take my daughter. Not...

The Float

On my trip to Santa Fe not only did I take a magnificent physical Hike but I also went on spiritual quest too. The morning began at a...

THE HIKE

I went on a significant hike. Significant in distance. Significant to my soul. My sister and I hiked to the top of the mesa at Tent...