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!

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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”

Breathe “YES” to life

It used to be that I would stop to  pause in life to take deep breaths. In moments of:  stress, busyness, worry, tiredness, or on the heels of bad news, whether mine or someone else's. Then cancer came knocking on my body's door, and I found myself taking more deep breaths than I ever cared to … Continue reading Breathe “YES” to life

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

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