Starting a Self Care Plan – Introduction

Self Care It is something that has become a priority for me in the past 4 years.   I used to be the woman that always complained about needing to get away and take care of myself but never actually doing anything about it. That all changed after the BIG "C" diagnosis and self care … Continue reading Starting a Self Care Plan – Introduction


My Outessa- REI Summit Experience

I am a very firm believer that whatever you put out into the universe will come back to you. Call it positive thinking, karma, faith, optimism, whatever.....  BUT this was not always the case for me.   I was a girl that used to always see the glass half empty.  Now I always see it … Continue reading My Outessa- REI Summit Experience

Countdown to Havasupai – {10 days}

I am sitting here, literally "dripping" in sweat. In 10 days, myself and four friends will be driving down to Arizona, to backpack  to one of the most beautiful places here in the United States. Havasupai.  And if you know anything about getting reservations to get down there, is nothing short of a little miracle.   … Continue reading Countdown to Havasupai – {10 days}

15 Random Facts – {Pass it on}

Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya.  You kill my father, prepare to die.  Who remembers that line?  That movie?  It's just a random thing that popped into my head as I was prepping for today's blog post. But is it really random?  The truth is...... Hello, my name is Lesley Glenn.  I am a blogging failure. … Continue reading 15 Random Facts – {Pass it on}

I love my life….. Even with cancer.

Last Saturday, June 4th, I participated in my first trail run with my husband Mike and our dear friends, Stephanie and Daniel. I have been hiking for over a year....climbing mountains with steep elevation gains, so I thought this would not be a huge challenge.  I only ran the 5K (3.3 mi) and  my husband took … Continue reading I love my life….. Even with cancer.

Iceland Adventure: Day 1.

Day 1.   We spent 14 hours on planes and in airports. We left LAX at 8am on Wednesday. We arrived at Keflavik airport at 5:45am on Thursday.   A couple things to note upon arriving in Iceland.  Buy all of your alcohol at the airport through duty free.  Otherwise you will pay 40% more … Continue reading Iceland Adventure: Day 1.

Cancer Overload 

I'm really not a cry baby pity party attention seeking whiner. I try to remain in a fluid place where there is space to move amidst the reality of what IS. I know that I am not my diagnosis. I really do KNOW that. But ........ (and you knew that was coming) There are times … Continue reading Cancer Overload 

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…

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Merry Christmas – Love, the Glenn’s

Thought I would share the newsletter that went out with our Christmas Cards this year, as I was not able to get out as many as we would have liked. Much to be thankful for.  And I am looking forward to 2015, with much excitement and anticipation. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear Friends and Family, Praying that this … Continue reading Merry Christmas – Love, the Glenn’s

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.