#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 – {Give yourself a break}

If you missed my first post, you can read it here.    You can never live fully in the present. WHAT?  But, but..... Not 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No one can. Its just impossible, in this modern world, (atleast in my opinion)  unless you want to go live in a monastery … Continue reading #justshowup – {Give yourself a break}

#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

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!

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

My Outessa- REI Summit Experience

I am a very firm believer that whatever you put out into the universe will come back to you. Call it positive thinking, karma, faith, optimism, whatever.....  BUT this was not always the case for me.   I was a girl that used to always see the glass half empty.  Now I always see it … Continue reading My Outessa- REI Summit Experience

15 Random Facts – {Pass it on}

Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya.  You kill my father, prepare to die.  Who remembers that line?  That movie?  It's just a random thing that popped into my head as I was prepping for today's blog post. But is it really random?  The truth is...... Hello, my name is Lesley Glenn.  I am a blogging failure. … Continue reading 15 Random Facts – {Pass it on}

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}

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”