My Gratitude Project

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.

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Canine Healers…My Barkley Story. 

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. 

Love for Cooking  and Miso Soup 

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 

Cancer Overload 

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 

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.

Big Bang Love

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

Let Me Entertain You

Today’s post is written by our Brave Artist Mariah Neilson ************************************************************************   Let me entertain you. That would be easier. Easier than opening up to you. It would be easy to create a story, so you can't see my pain.   Let me entertain you. Something - interesting. Enticing. Alluring. I will tell wild tales … Continue reading Let Me Entertain You

Unedited and Uncensored

  Today's post is written by our brave poet, Cindy Powell I had a choice to make about what I was going to post today. I haven’t been feeling terribly inspired lately so I was thinking of posting a poem I wrote a while back. Since it is much more polished than most of the … Continue reading Unedited and Uncensored

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.