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

The Other Side of Prayer

Today's post comes from Live Brave Founder and Creator, Lesley Glenn “The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, … Continue reading The Other Side of Prayer

A Lover’s Light. {Part III of IV}

Today's post is written by our Brave Poet, Jazmyne Tamar Johnson... For what is the purpose of life when she lives in fear of the light? The soil has become tainted by pesticides. That which once shielded me has now become my enemy. I worry that the solution to my newfound sadness is also its … Continue reading A Lover’s Light. {Part III of IV}

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

Five Ways to Find Peace While Living with Cancer (or just living in general)

  I wrote this article as one of my demo pieces for a new freelance writing gig.  While the strategies were written with a chronic illness in mind, the truth is, these practices can be applied to living a happier life in general. Five Ways to Find Joy While Living with Cancer Being diagnosed with … Continue reading Five Ways to Find Peace While Living with Cancer (or just living in general)

Welcome to ALIVE to THRIVE Friday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irwQ1BCpCaQ&feature=share&list=UUJAuhaE77oZPzmHy6L6X3uw Alive to Thrive Friday is here.  This is my introductory video, so bear with me, as I work out my editing and vlogging skills.   I am EXCITED! I hope you enjoy it and please leave me a comment or email me with any questions at Lkailani@gmail.com. You can automatically subscribe to the weekly … Continue reading Welcome to ALIVE to THRIVE Friday.