Countdown to Havasupai – {10 days}

I am sitting here, literally "dripping" in sweat. In 10 days, myself and four friends will be driving down to Arizona, to backpack  to one of the most beautiful places here in the United States. Havasupai.  And if you know anything about getting reservations to get down there, is nothing short of a little miracle.   … Continue reading Countdown to Havasupai – {10 days}


Road 744 and PTSD

Whenever I travel....I like to bring back two things from my trip.  A refrigerator magnet and a coffee mug. Mike was looking at the magnets in Reykjavik and asked if I preferred the one that just said, "Iceland" or the one that said "I Survived  Iceland."   I chose the latter. Now, don't get me wrong, … Continue reading Road 744 and PTSD

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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