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

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.

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.

I Don’t Want To Do This!

As I wait for the results of my scans, it is inevitable that my mind goes back to the beginning of the journey. The emotions of that day, still so fresh and raw. And yet, I am changed. No longer feeling like a victim, I am a survivor and a thriver.
I have come a long long way.

Miraculous Life

She stopped us as we walked out of her office,  and said, “Wait here.”

A few seconds later,  she  handed me a stack of reading material.

“Here you go.”   “There is some good information in  here for you.”

For just a brief moment, I was taken back to a memory of receiving another mound of information in a doctors office.  24 years prior to this one.

Back then it was for a new pregnancy = new life.

This time it  was for c.a.n.c.e.r = beating death.

I didn’t look at what was in the pile as we left the office, I just glanced down at the crochet pink ribbon attached to a bookmark laying on the top, donated by a local church.

I was now a part of the pink ribbon clique.

Small puddles began to form in my eyes.

He grabbed my hand, my husband,  and he squeezed.

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Why you need to visit the layaway counter.

Today's post comes from Live Brave founder and creator, Lesley Glenn Welcome back for another edition of Alive To Thrive. We all have dreams that we long to see fulfilled.  Fulfilling them is easy.  Believing you can fulfill them is hard. We tend to believe that we have to earn the right to live our … Continue reading Why you need to visit the layaway counter.

Welcome to ALIVE to THRIVE Friday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irwQ1BCpCaQ&feature=share&list=UUJAuhaE77oZPzmHy6L6X3uw Alive to Thrive Friday is here.  This is my introductory video, so bear with me, as I work out my editing and vlogging skills.   I am EXCITED! I hope you enjoy it and please leave me a comment or email me with any questions at Lkailani@gmail.com. You can automatically subscribe to the weekly … Continue reading Welcome to ALIVE to THRIVE Friday.

My Brave Journey with Cancer – An Update

Today's post comes from Live Brave, Not Broken's founder, Lesley Glenn. Today, I am writing on the Miraculous Life blog that I share with my husband.  I am finally going  public with the diagnosis that moved me to Live Brave, Not Broken.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for joining myself and the … Continue reading My Brave Journey with Cancer – An Update

Release

Today's post is written by Live Brave, Not Broken's founder, Lesley Glenn  I felt the balloons leave my hand, and I drew in a deep breath. Attached to those balloons were the words of hopes and dreams that I had been holding on to..... too tightly. But not anymore. This is a new journey for … Continue reading Release

Living {and Dying} Brave

Day #22 My daughter leaves for college today.  So I have asked another {BRAVE} writer to step in for me.  Today's post comes from one of my most cherished friends, Laura Kramer.  Laura, has made my life richer, and deeper and strengthened me during my not-so-brave moments.  She is an amazing writer, and her vulnerability … Continue reading Living {and Dying} Brave