Making Progress on this Progression

Dear friends and family and wonderful people whom I’ve never even met, This is first just a word of thanks for the incredible outpouring of support you’ve shown, yet again, ...

Gonna Keep Fighting

  Well, I’m writing with the kind of news I hate to share. It looks like this cancer is doing what cancer does best, and spreading. The lymph node that ...

Learning to live in the messy middle

I went to a restorative yoga class the other night as it has been a particularly difficult few weeks and I needed to give myself some permission to spend time ...

5 Reasons to Revolutionize Pinktober and 10 Ways to Do It!

It’s time for a revolution y’all. It’s Pinktober and already my blood is boiling as I see everything from garbage trucks to coffee cups splashed in pink in the name of the ...

The Mother I Was Meant to Be

This blog was first published here on First Descents’ blog.  She wanted to wait until the timing felt right. She wanted to be settled in her career and give her ...

Learning to Live with Cancer

I know it’s been a long time since I’ve provided an update. It’s taken me this long to figure out how to say what I want to say. Buckle up ...

Parents’ Wishes

Hello dear friends, I know its been quite some time since I’ve written anything here. To be honest it’s been a really difficult few weeks, few months, few years really ...

What Now? The First Step on a Journey of Healing

The last two months have been the most difficult of my life. But they have also been some of the most important months of my life: so revealing, so meaningful, ...

10 (First) Steps to Saving Your Own Life (After a Cancer Recurrence)

(Well friends, here’s the blog I never wanted to write. The cancer is back. This basically sums up the chaos that has ensued ever since.)  1. First you have to ...

5 Ways Cancer Complicates Motherhood

When I was very young my mother would sometimes get phone calls in the middle of the night. The water broke. The contractions were coming. It was time for her ...