#justshowup – Vulnerability

  We are potters and poets, writers and energy healers, we are watercolorists, musicians, and one who has never ever picked up any type of art supply. We are a group of (10) creatives who have chosen to come together once a week and work towards encouraging and overcoming our creative blocks. Joining this group … Continue reading #justshowup – Vulnerability

#justshowup – A {mini} series

Hey there. I have been writing “a lot” in my journal (morning pages) and spending countless hours in my backyard, just thinking, and watching the birds. Ruminating on this move to Southern Oregon Being (almost) 53 years old Living with and not in cancer The  heart break that comes with not being near my grown … Continue reading #justshowup – A {mini} series

Holding S____pace

I will allow space for all the feelings my heart holds.  I have been contemplating this phrase for a few days. Holding space has been a thing we often hear when helping others.   But rarely do we hear it when it is applied to ourselves. Since, moving to Oregon, things have been a little … Continue reading Holding S____pace

#nowhiteflags

"I believe my future is bigger than my past."  ~Steve Gleason I watched "Gleason" this past weekend on Amazon prime.   In a nutshell, it's about ex NFL player Steve Gleason and his fight with ALS.   It is a must watch in my opinion....lending perspective on life, challenges, courage, faith, and intention.    There … Continue reading #nowhiteflags

Metanoia – The Journey of Change

Metanoia  - (n) the journey of changing one's heart, mind, self or way of life.   We all desire it....a better way to live.   We want to be free of the petty things, seek the simplicity, embrace happiness, delight in gratitude. There are those who will see the glass continually half empty, they spout that life … Continue reading Metanoia – The Journey of Change

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}

I love my life….. Even with cancer.

Last Saturday, June 4th, I participated in my first trail run with my husband Mike and our dear friends, Stephanie and Daniel. I have been hiking for over a year....climbing mountains with steep elevation gains, so I thought this would not be a huge challenge.  I only ran the 5K (3.3 mi) and  my husband took … Continue reading I love my life….. Even with cancer.

I Don’t Want to Catch Up with You. 

Disclaimer: Before I go into today's blog post, I want to lay the foundation that these are "my opinions, my thoughts, and my own personal truth". They might not align with yours and that's okay. There is no right or wrong way to live this life, especially with an incurable cancer diagnosis. You  live your … Continue reading I Don’t Want to Catch Up with You. 

Cancer Overload 

I'm really not a cry baby pity party attention seeking whiner. I try to remain in a fluid place where there is space to move amidst the reality of what IS. I know that I am not my diagnosis. I really do KNOW that. But ........ (and you knew that was coming) There are times … Continue reading Cancer Overload