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Life after the “It”

“To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make  yourself vulnerable is to share your strength.”- Criss Jami   The other day, I saw a post on Instagram asking “What is something you wish you knew prior to becoming a cancer patient?” Here are some of the responses…   “The hardest part is…

It’s Time

“Life, if well lived, is long enough.” – Seneca   They say time heals all. If you are hurting right now, just give it time. If you are lost or confused or unsure of what to do, the answer will become clear, with time. If you are struggling to forgive someone who hurt you, allow…

I. Don’t. Know.

“Mom, why is the sky blue?” I don’t know. “Why do dogs drink with their tongues?” I don’t know. “Why did Friends only last 10 seasons?” I don’t know. “Why are Double Stuffed Oreos so much better than the regular Oreos?” Well, that one is obvious…   I. Don’t. Know- three innocent words that, when…

Bok Bok Bitch

“Chickens are bitches, dude.”- Peik Lin “And I am not a chicken.”- Rachel Chu   Okay, if you haven’t seen the movie Crazy Rich Asians, this may take a little explaining. In one of the film’s most iconic scenes, Rachel Chu talks to her best friend, Peik Lin, about her difficult relationship with her boyfriend’s…

Clarity and Courage

“But where do we even start on the daily walk of restoration and awakening? We start where we are.” -Anne Lamott   Anne Lamott is hands down one of my favorite authors. And if I’m forced to pick my top three favorite books of all time, Traveling Mercies always makes the list. I love Anne’s…

Hope in Yoda

“Love saves us, it does. Hope heals us, it will.” – Yoda   I’d like to tell y’all a little story. I heard this sweet tale the other day while I was driving home from dropping off the kiddos at school. Us parents know, one of the best parts about saying that last morning good-bye…

Hope in Acceptance

I don’t know about you, but for me, resolutions this year were a no-go. In the past, January has been my time to reflect and set new goals. It always felt good to start the new year with a road map. But…this year was different. This year, I wasn’t able to plan because this year,…

Hope on the Highway

A few weekends ago, I took my thirteen-year-old daughter, Ellie, to her tennis tournament in San Angelo. On our three-hour drive to this small Texas town, I noticed my grip tightening on the steering wheel with each passing mile. While my daughter was singing along to her favorite songs, my jaw clenched tighter and tighter.…

Hope for the Hounds

Before I met My Cancer, I used to run Every. Single. Morning. My distances ranged from a “short” 6 miles up to my 2- mile pre-marathon training runs. But then, I was diagnosed, and my life was turned upside down. I was given depressing odds of survival and, with each diagnosis, became increasingly hopeless.  …

Hope in Laughter

What a week. Our country has gone to the polls and we have all cast our vote. We have watched as politicians have battled it out and we have waited as the results trickle in. We have feared what will happen if either candidate wins and we have feared what could happen if either candidate…