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

I Don’t Want to Catch Up with You. 

Disclaimer: Before I go into today's blog post, I want to lay the foundation that these are "my opinions, my thoughts, and my own personal truth". They might not align with yours and that's okay. There is no right or wrong way to live this life, especially with an incurable cancer diagnosis. You  live your … Continue reading I Don’t Want to Catch Up with You. 

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

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.

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

The Hike

  I think sometimes I get ashamed of the darkness. Not some sin I struggle with, Or fear I can't let go of. Not even depression I need to pray out of.   I'm talking about the real stuff. The common "Hello, How are you?" And my response of: "I'm good, How are you?" I … Continue reading The Hike

Who do you think you are? Alive to Thrive Episode #4.

Today's post comes from Live Brave founder, Lesley Glenn.  The wind can really mess things up. What was once in order is quickly scattered into chaos. It's amazing how weather can often parallel our lives. When the unexpected comes, it's like the wind.  It messes with our entire being. We start to question, "WHO AM … Continue reading Who do you think you are? Alive to Thrive Episode #4.

bravely growing older

Today's post comes from Brave Writer, Lorretta Stembridge. ************************************** Today I invite you to come with me into the back rooms of Lorretta's mind as I access the file drawer labeled "crazy thoughts and panicky moments." This file comes right before the one marked "stuff I probably shouldn't say out loud" and right after, "things I'd do … Continue reading bravely growing older