Mindfulness…..Present over Perfect

I wrote a little commentary  on my Facebook page in regards to a video I shared about wrestler John Cena being thanked by ordinary  people whose lives were changed by his infamous phrase... "Never Give Up."   A portion of what I wrote was this... may we live our lives on purpose being present and … Continue reading Mindfulness…..Present over Perfect

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Product Review: GoMacro Energy Bars

When GoMacro shared  their "GoMacro Fuel Your Fitness Challenge." I was like, hmmmm.     I am not the typical "lean, mean, kick ass, outdoor energy bar" spokesperson. I am a middle aged, semi chunky, outdoor loving, stage IV cancer thriver.    And,  I need good fuel for my body too. However, I am not … Continue reading Product Review: GoMacro Energy Bars

Hiking, Cancer Advocacy and saying NO!

I started my hiking/backpacking adventures as well as my cancer advocacy right about the same time in 2014. When I first started hiking  .....I did it because I wanted to.  I saw a mountain....I wanted to climb it and I knew that getting outdoors in nature would help, as I healed and learned to live … Continue reading Hiking, Cancer Advocacy and saying NO!

Hip pain, a ladybug and a Climb for Heroes.

The past three months have been a whirlwind of travel for Mike and I.... from Oregon to Italy and then Hawaii, it is good to have my feet back on the ground..... Hiking. I started having pain in my hip right before we left for Europe in April.  I didn't really think about it too … Continue reading Hip pain, a ladybug and a Climb for Heroes.

{Wash Your Face} – The Self Care Series

Here is the third installment of my self care series.   If you missed the introduction or the post about sleep you can find the links at the end of this post. So today, I wanted to touch briefly on routines.  Bedtime routines most specifically. I know, I know....who has time to start these things? … Continue reading {Wash Your Face} – The Self Care Series

In Memory of {Deena Stayner}

Her smile and energy pulled me in from the moment I walked into the room. Deena was my roommate at the Healing Odyssey retreat I attended back in October.    There were (3) of us in that bunk room, sharing the same diagnosis....Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer.   I was happy to be sharing quarters with my … Continue reading In Memory of {Deena Stayner}