Hiking, Cancer Advocacy and saying NO!

I started my hiking/backpacking adventures as well as my cancer advocacy right about the same time in 2014. When I first started hiking  .....I did it because I wanted to.  I saw a mountain....I wanted to climb it and I knew that getting outdoors in nature would help, as I healed and learned to live … Continue reading Hiking, Cancer Advocacy and saying NO!

Advertisements

Why I Quit my {12 project} for 2016

Climbing Mt. Whitney had a profound impact on me being able to accomplish things that I never thought possible. Back in January, I shared about my word for the year.  "Twelve".  You can read that post here.  Everything was going fantastically well, I started the year off with such enthusiasm and zeal for "getting it … Continue reading Why I Quit my {12 project} for 2016

It’s About Time….{To Climb a Mountain}

Today's post is part of the #itsabouttimeforMBC campaign sponsored by Gilda's Club of Chicago.   You can get more information about the campaign here.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I am not the bucket list type of person, I am not sure why, other than I feel like it puts too much emphasis on the urgency to get … Continue reading It’s About Time….{To Climb a Mountain}

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…

View original post 698 more words