I run because I “can.”

Todays post comes from Live Brave founder and creator, Lesley Glenn   It used to be that I ran with a goal in mind.   2 miles 3 miles 5K 10K   Every mile minute became an endeavor to overcome and do better the next day. Every hill to be conquered. Sacred sweat pouring off … Continue reading I run because I “can.”

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.

The Conference I Never Wanted to Attend – (Alive to Thrive – Episode 6)

  Today's post comes from Live Brave founder and creator, Lesley Glenn Happy Friday everyone. I am on my way to Philadelphia to the Annual Conference for Women Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer  In today's "short" episode, I share my trepidation in attending a conference such as this. However, I live my life willing to … Continue reading The Conference I Never Wanted to Attend – (Alive to Thrive – Episode 6)

She Helps Me Make Sense of my Life Here on Earth.

Today's post comes from Live Brave founder and creator, Lesley Glenn. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "It is because the human spirit knows, deep down, that all lives intersect."  -  The Five People You Meet In Heaven.  Everyone I meet, has a purpose in my life.   I met Debbie, in 2009 at my home church. A mutual friend, … Continue reading She Helps Me Make Sense of my Life Here on Earth.

You need to know the 5 stages of breast cancer. (Alive to Thrive Episode #5)

Today's post comes from Live Brave Founder and Creator, Lesley Glenn There is so much out there concerning Breast Cancer Awareness, and frankly, I am tired of it.  We are "aware" enough as a culture and a society.  We need more education, resources, and advocacy.  We need more research funds to go towards finding a … Continue reading You need to know the 5 stages of breast cancer. (Alive to Thrive Episode #5)

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.

Five Ways to Find Peace While Living with Cancer (or just living in general)

  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 … Continue reading Five Ways to Find Peace While Living with Cancer (or just living in general)