Mindfulness…..Present over Perfect

I wrote a little commentary  on my Facebook page in regards to a video I shared about wrestler John Cena being thanked by ordinary  people whose lives were changed by his infamous phrase... "Never Give Up."   A portion of what I wrote was this... may we live our lives on purpose being present and … Continue reading Mindfulness…..Present over Perfect

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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!

#nowhiteflags

"I believe my future is bigger than my past."  ~Steve Gleason I watched "Gleason" this past weekend on Amazon prime.   In a nutshell, it's about ex NFL player Steve Gleason and his fight with ALS.   It is a must watch in my opinion....lending perspective on life, challenges, courage, faith, and intention.    There … Continue reading #nowhiteflags

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

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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A Lover’s Light. {Part III of IV}

Today's post is written by our Brave Poet, Jazmyne Tamar Johnson... For what is the purpose of life when she lives in fear of the light? The soil has become tainted by pesticides. That which once shielded me has now become my enemy. I worry that the solution to my newfound sadness is also its … Continue reading A Lover’s Light. {Part III of IV}

Beautiful Scars

Today's post come from Live Brave founder and creator, Lesley Glenn.   The image I see is not mine. Tears They trickle hotly down my cheeks. Cancer has branded me. Scars that mark my battle. A daily reminder, Of an enemy that wants to rob me of my identity. Steal my purpose. Destroy my future. … Continue reading Beautiful Scars

Three Ways to Live Brave – Alive to Thrive Episode #2.

Hey Live Bravers. Before we dive into today's Episode of Alive to Thrive, I just wanted to say, THANK YOU. Thank you for joining me and the Live Brave Creative Team, on this pilgrimage called life. Thank you for being brave and joining the conversation. Thank you for using your authentic voice to inspire others. … Continue reading Three Ways to Live Brave – Alive to Thrive Episode #2.

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.