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}

Healing Odyssey #48 – {Dear Benefactor}

  Dear Friend, My name is Lesley Glenn, I am a 51 year old wife, mother of (3) adult children, hiker, creative, friend, daughter, sister, cancer advocate, and a thriver of stage IV metastatic breast cancer. This past October, I was able, through a generous donation ,  to participate in the Healing Odyssey #48 retreat. … Continue reading Healing Odyssey #48 – {Dear Benefactor}

#voicesofMBC – Tonie Jones

#voicesofMBC is my social media campaign to bring awareness to metastatic breast cancer and to lend a platform for those afflicted with this illness to be heard.   Every Monday, until the end of the year, I will share a personal testimony or story of a woman (or man) living with stage IV breast cancer. … Continue reading #voicesofMBC – Tonie Jones

On With Life: A Cancer Update

On Tuesday of this week, I had my regular 6 month PET CT scan, to evaluate the status of the cancer that has taken it's residence in my shoulder. This morning I received my results. Back in April, I attended a conference for women living with advanced stage breast cancer in Philadelphia.   I fell … Continue reading On With Life: A Cancer Update

Why I am calling it quits.

Todayʻs post comes from Live Brave creator and founder, Lesley Glenn. This is not my typical "Live Brave" post, but then again,  I never expected to be where I am at today, or to be walking this particular path on my journey. My weekend in Philadelphia, to attend the "Women Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer" … Continue reading Why I am calling it quits.

I run because I “can.”

Todays post comes from Live Brave founder and creator, Lesley Glenn   It used to be that I ran with a goal in mind.   2 miles 3 miles 5K 10K   Every mile minute became an endeavor to overcome and do better the next day. Every hill to be conquered. Sacred sweat pouring off … Continue reading I run because I “can.”

She Helps Me Make Sense of my Life Here on Earth.

Today's post comes from Live Brave founder and creator, Lesley Glenn. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "It is because the human spirit knows, deep down, that all lives intersect."  -  The Five People You Meet In Heaven.  Everyone I meet, has a purpose in my life.   I met Debbie, in 2009 at my home church. A mutual friend, … Continue reading She Helps Me Make Sense of my Life Here on Earth.

A Lover’s Light. {Part III of IV}

Today's post is written by our Brave Poet, Jazmyne Tamar Johnson... For what is the purpose of life when she lives in fear of the light? The soil has become tainted by pesticides. That which once shielded me has now become my enemy. I worry that the solution to my newfound sadness is also its … Continue reading A Lover’s Light. {Part III of IV}

Beautiful Scars

Today's post come from Live Brave founder and creator, Lesley Glenn.   The image I see is not mine. Tears They trickle hotly down my cheeks. Cancer has branded me. Scars that mark my battle. A daily reminder, Of an enemy that wants to rob me of my identity. Steal my purpose. Destroy my future. … Continue reading Beautiful Scars

Five Ways to Find Peace While Living with Cancer (or just living in general)

  I wrote this article as one of my demo pieces for a new freelance writing gig.  While the strategies were written with a chronic illness in mind, the truth is, these practices can be applied to living a happier life in general. Five Ways to Find Joy While Living with Cancer Being diagnosed with … Continue reading Five Ways to Find Peace While Living with Cancer (or just living in general)