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.

#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

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.

It’s About Time….{To Climb a Mountain}

Today's post is part of the #itsabouttimeforMBC campaign sponsored by Gilda's Club of Chicago.   You can get more information about the campaign here.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I am not the bucket list type of person, I am not sure why, other than I feel like it puts too much emphasis on the urgency to get … Continue reading It’s About Time….{To Climb a Mountain}

#voicesofMBC – Colleen Hofmeister ~ {We are scared and lonely}

#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. Today, … Continue reading #voicesofMBC – Colleen Hofmeister ~ {We are scared and lonely}

2015 – the year of “MUST”

At the end of every year, I pick new words that help to guide my path through the next 12 months. Last year my word was "Renaissance" - a renewal of life, vigor and revitalization. I set 8 intentions for myself. Generosity Abundance Creativity Health LovingKindness Gratitude Possibilities Travel I  awakened to so much in 2014. … Continue reading 2015 – the year of “MUST”

Bravado. {Part IV of IV}

Today's post is written by our Brave Poet, Jazmyne Tamar Johnson... It is in the dance of a maimed danseuse that the true love for her chorus can be found. Her sole purpose of creation to sway in the winds of the melodies that once held nothing but, in her perseverance, have gained meaning. Fearlessly she leaps with no … Continue reading Bravado. {Part IV of IV}

The Hike

  I think sometimes I get ashamed of the darkness. Not some sin I struggle with, Or fear I can't let go of. Not even depression I need to pray out of.   I'm talking about the real stuff. The common "Hello, How are you?" And my response of: "I'm good, How are you?" I … Continue reading The Hike

When fear is no longer in control

Today's post is by our Brave Writer, Angela Giles Klocke This weekend, I learned there is a very real difference between fear and nervousness. As I readied myself to present my story of abuse and the red flags that I “missed,” I realized that the slight quiver running through my body was normal, regular nervousness, … Continue reading When fear is no longer in control

The Rainbow Storm

Today's post comes from our Live Brave Poet, Tiffany Martin. The Rainbow Storm She walked in the desert, Kicking the small rocks aside, Head down, sweat pouring. Cracking the tumbleweeds under her feet. Glancing up to make sure she could still see. Hands were in her pocket, Defeat on her mind, Stuck in this heat. … Continue reading The Rainbow Storm