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}


"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

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 

Remembering {Genesis}

In my quest to start telling my stories, I have pulled back out ALL of my scrapbooking materials and have made a commitment to spend "at least" 3 hours a week to documenting my journey.  Organization is half the battle, and I have many unfinished stories to tell.   (I will share my organizational and … Continue reading Remembering {Genesis}

Healing Comes With Time

Today’s Post is written by our Brave Writer: Karen Asbra They brought us into Labor and Delivery room. Room number 2.  I put on the necessary hospital gown and waited for the nurse to start the tests.  As I lay on the bed, my husband at my side, the nurse moved a heart monitor across … Continue reading Healing Comes With Time

Crazy Radical Love

Today’s Post is written by our Brave Writer: Karen Asbra   He sat on the long flight home holding her. She was so weak and lethargic.  A lady walked down the isle of the plane and as she passed him she commented on how cute and quiet the baby was.  He thought to himself, she … Continue reading Crazy Radical Love

My Brave Journey with Cancer – An Update

Today's post comes from Live Brave, Not Broken's founder, Lesley Glenn. Today, I am writing on the Miraculous Life blog that I share with my husband.  I am finally going  public with the diagnosis that moved me to Live Brave, Not Broken.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining myself and the … Continue reading My Brave Journey with Cancer – An Update

Faith 101

Today’s post is written by our Brave Writer, Jazmyne Tamar Johnson  2:00 P.M. Saturday afternoon. Although my curtains are drawn and block out the majority of the rays, I can still see the reflection of light on my bedroom walls; I turn my face into the pillow. For some reason, today, the sun reminds me … Continue reading Faith 101

Dear Diary, I {don’t} want to be brave

Sometimes my writing reads more like entries in a diary. They start with the hard facts to process and then the heart takes over and bleeds on paper. The thing about diary writing is they never resolve. There is never a neat and tidy ending because you don’t know the ending. You are living in … Continue reading Dear Diary, I {don’t} want to be brave