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The Top 10 Things I Learned in 2018

As I’ve shared in previous posts in years past, I try to focus on what I learned each year and how my life is better for it. Challenges and set-backs and flat-out failures can be hard to accept, and sometimes it’s not until years later that I see how that experience got me to a […]

Women Magazine – How I didn’t let cancer three bouts of cancer define me.

As many of you may know, I’ve been a big supporter of Look Good Feel Better. They help women feel more like themselves again when facing chemo side effects like hair loss. In this article I wrote for Women Magazine, I discuss the struggle of being open about my first two cancers as I was […]

By |June 1st, 2018|cancer, Reflection|0 Comments

The Top 10 Things I Learned in 2017

As I’ve shared in previous posts, for better or for worse, each year helps teach us something about ourselves and the world around us – whether it’s a memory that we’ll look back on fondly, or an experience or decision we’ll gladly leave behind for good. I think many of us will look back on […]

One year later…

A year ago today I was sitting in a hospital gown, ready for a hysterectomy that would kick my cancer for good. Even though I’d been public about cancer the two times I’d had it before, this was the first time I was open about it while it was happening. As with other things in […]

By |July 26th, 2017|cancer|5 Comments

Share your voice and give hope to others.

When I was a high school senior who had just survived a heart attack and leg amputation, in need of a heart transplant, I had to make a decision about whether I was going to be public about my story. I decided that yes, I would be, because it was part of who I am […]

By |August 6th, 2016|cancer|5 Comments