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

#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.

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

Reposting this one as a reminder that there is a way to cultivate peace in ones life….whether you are dealing with cancer or a rebellious teenager – (been there too)
Read to the end, where I have also included a little tutorial on how to make your own journal. Recorded a year ago….

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 cancer, alters your life in ways that unless others have experienced it, they will not understand. Facing ones mortality, going through treatment, and finding peace in just everyday life can be a challenge, but there are ways to find happiness while living with cancer.  If you can, “find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.”   Here are five easy ways to do just that.

Joseph Cambell

Be Still

1. Spend 10-20 minutes a day in meditation, stillness or  quiet time. Finding time to still your mind, and to let go of…

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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”

Merry Christmas – Love, the Glenn’s

Thought I would share the newsletter that went out with our Christmas Cards this year, as I was not able to get out as many as we would have liked. Much to be thankful for.  And I am looking forward to 2015, with much excitement and anticipation. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear Friends and Family, Praying that this … Continue reading Merry Christmas – Love, the Glenn’s

A Lesson in Gratitude

My mom always made my brothers and I,  write "thank you" notes and cards growing up.  Whether it was Christmas or our birthdays, we had to all sit down and painstakingly scribble down everything we liked about our gift(s).  I was not fond of this practice and I am pretty sure my brothers felt the same way. … Continue reading A Lesson in Gratitude