Sometimes you have to brave the storm to see the sunshine. ~ A son’s POV

I often get asked how my kids have dealt with my cancer diagnosis.  When did we tell them?  How did we tell them?  Am I open with them in regards to my continuing treatment, challenges, questions, etc.   The way Mike and I have chosen to share  with our kids is based on our very open … Continue reading Sometimes you have to brave the storm to see the sunshine. ~ A son’s POV

#voicesofMBC – Tonie Jones

#voicesofMBC is my social media campaign to bring awareness to metastatic breast cancer and to lend a platform for those afflicted with this illness to be heard.   Every Monday, until the end of the year, I will share a personal testimony or story of a woman (or man) living with stage IV breast cancer. … Continue reading #voicesofMBC – Tonie Jones

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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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

Why us “Oligo’s” often feel like we don’t belong.

It's probably a new word to many, as it was to me a year ago.  I am one of the unique cases, diagnosed with Oligometasatic disease. Definition of Oligometastatic Disease • Oligometastasis is an intermediate state of cancer spread between localized disease and widespread metastases. • The metastases are limited to a single or limited … Continue reading Why us “Oligo’s” often feel like we don’t belong.

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

Telling my story one day at a time.

Hi, my name is Lesley and my goal is to live my life, authentically me. I always thought I did this, however after being diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, and kicking the social media frenzy, I realized that I had no idea who "authentic Lesley" was. I lost her in the midst of … Continue reading Telling my story one day at a time.

Why I am calling it quits.

Todayʻs post comes from Live Brave creator and founder, Lesley Glenn. This is not my typical "Live Brave" post, but then again,  I never expected to be where I am at today, or to be walking this particular path on my journey. My weekend in Philadelphia, to attend the "Women Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer" … Continue reading Why I am calling it quits.

8 Things not to say to someone who has cancer or any chronic illness.

Today's post comes from Live Brave founder and creator, Lesley Glenn   Note:  There is no Vlog today due to an allergic reaction I woke up with yesterday and my face still being swollen today.  I would rather you not focus on my puffy eyes for ten minutes.  (insert vain sarcasm and a wink here) … Continue reading 8 Things not to say to someone who has cancer or any chronic illness.

The Conference I Never Wanted to Attend – (Alive to Thrive – Episode 6)

  Today's post comes from Live Brave founder and creator, Lesley Glenn Happy Friday everyone. I am on my way to Philadelphia to the Annual Conference for Women Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer  In today's "short" episode, I share my trepidation in attending a conference such as this. However, I live my life willing to … Continue reading The Conference I Never Wanted to Attend – (Alive to Thrive – Episode 6)