I used to be a different person. I used to feel vibrant and fun, I was professionally driven, and I saw myself as successful, growth oriented, a high-achiever and powerful. I don't work anymore due to my current health challenges. I live with chronic pain, fatigue and cognitive issues. So the things above that I... Continue Reading →

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Head and Neck Cancer is a Lifetime Disease

When I was diagnosed with cancer it was truly awful and devastating, but over time you come to accept your diagnosis and treatment plan. You get through it because you think "this is temporary" and I will get back to my normal life after a year or two. I can't speak for other cancer patients... Continue Reading →

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I love lifestyle blogs and instas where all the photos are impeccably on brand, consistently color themed, styled, and perfectly filtered. Where posts runneth over of beautiful dinner parties with moneys-no-object (neither apparently is time nor patience) table settings, and blissed out, impeccably dressed party guests. This, however, is not that blog. This is about... Continue Reading →

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I read a lot and I like sharing things that I think can help others. One reason I started this blog is because I want to put down and make available more broadly the resources that helped me when I was going through cancer and what helps me now. I've shared some of this over... Continue Reading →

No sleep till….

When you have chronic pain or illness, sleeping can be inconsistent and difficult. The occipital nerve pain in my head flared up last week and by Saturday night I was in terrible pain. I slept all day and night Sunday and Monday because the pain tires me out, but it wasn't restful sleep. I'm sort... Continue Reading →

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle

It's scary when you notice you are turning into your mother. But it's horrifying when you realize you are turning into your grandmother. A few weeks ago, I heard myself say to our kids "please don't throw your plastic baggies away...just keep them in your lunch box. I will wash them and we can use... Continue Reading →

Annual visit to Bob's Corn Maze. Completed the 10 acre corn maze in 33 minutes. BOOM. And, we met Bob and his wife. Awesome to see them working the events.

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