It's been a damn quick year, now hasn't it? Writing and keeping up with my blog has taken not even a back burner but a corner in an upper closet building dust blankets. If I could type everything that has happened this past year, it would be longer than any of us want to read … Continue reading We Fall, We Break…but then…We Rise, We Heal
“My story is unique & so so different….& NOT worthy of comparison.” I lost my edge these past couple months. I allowed my voice to be put into a round hole, when in fact, I am a square peg. I always have been. I always will be. I was never meant to fit … Continue reading Dress in Your Soul
It's been awhile since I looked at my life list. The things I want to pursue, that make me feel alive, that help me to live my best life ever. Many would say, well that is like a bucket list. True to an extent, but who wants to focus on death when you can focus … Continue reading Revisiting the Life List
I have a friend who started a social media campaign to #showupinMay. I, of course being spontaneous and excited about every little thing, was like... "yea yea, I'll join you." And then I failed. After 5 minutes. And then the next day. And the next. And now it is May 7th. I have a … Continue reading Showing Up in May
Please come and visit me on my newest writing endeavor. Lesley's Gratitude Project. Who knows.... maybe there will be a letter addressed to you. I will be writing letters throughout the remainder of August and into September. See you there.
We have all read the stories about pets becoming caregivers and companions during challenging times in our lives. I love those stories; especially when they include a rescued canine from a shelter. I have my own story and thought I'd share it. But before I do, I would like to invite you to grab a … Continue reading Canine Healers…My Barkley Story.
Growing up in Hawaii, I was exposed to a melting pot of cultures, not to mention my own diverse nationalities of Hawaiian, Chinese, Russian, Norwegian, and Native American. My mom cooked home made meals most every day, and we always sat together as a family. In any given week, we might have kalua pig, pork … Continue reading Love for Cooking and Miso Soup
I'm really not a cry baby pity party attention seeking whiner. I try to remain in a fluid place where there is space to move amidst the reality of what IS. I know that I am not my diagnosis. I really do KNOW that. But ........ (and you knew that was coming) There are times … Continue reading Cancer Overload
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.
Today’s post is written by our Brave Artist Mariah Neilson ************************************************************************ When I was younger, I thought I would met my Prince Charming one day, the next day I would be in love, the day after that we'd plan a wedding and the rest would be history. I expected a BIG BANG moment. Fireworks and … Continue reading Big Bang Love