Do you usually ask people, “How are you doing?” I know I do, expecting that they will tell me truly how they feel. I suspect that most folks will say, “Great!”, “Fine!” Blessed!” And a myriad of other exclamations we randomly toss out without rhyme or reason. But is it true? And are we […]
If not Now…When?
Every day there is something new.
I Can’t Breathe
I wrote this blog back in November 2015. The recent events have brought all this to mind, again. I have yet to comment on all the activities surrounding the aggressions and fatalities of Black men and women in this country. I choose to remain silent and only voice my feelings in the comfort of my […]
How to Get Out of the Pit
Ever feel stuck? Are you in your cancer journey pit? Here are a couple of tips for getting out.
I watched the Avatar recently. I love that movie. It speaks to me on so many levels and each time I watch it I learn something new. I especially enjoy the Na’vi, the sentient creatures that live on the moon Pandora. The Na’vi has a distinct body image. They are on average, approximately 3 meters […]
How to Ride the Storm: Control, Acceptance, and Surrender
“Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.” Ephesians 6:13 I remember the day I got the diagnosis – you have cancer. I went home and sat, staring out the window, […]
“There’s a magic beyond us that works in ways we can’t understand. We can’t game it. We can’t 10-point list it. We can’t control it.” – Jamie Varon I am forever reading, taking online classes and listening to videos on how to improve my work, life or how to be a better version of […]
Finding Strength For the Journey: Giving Thanks
“160. The smell of fresh cut grass in the morning!” I often tell my friends that when I am having a difficult time, I go to my happy place. I think about all the things that are going right in my life and give thanks to God. This one little jester immediately brings joy […]
Finding Strength For The Journey: The Perfect Storm
Previously written and submitted by Teri McClanahan, November 11, 2015, at http://www.teridmc.com. A perfect storm is an expression that describes an event where a rare combination of circumstances will aggravate a situation drastically. I remember sitting in an interview several months ago listening to a young woman (that could have been my grand-daughter) ask me […]
Strength For The Journey: Inspiration
I remember the first time I attended church during my chemo treatment receiving compliments from friends on how great I looked, how I radiated! Of course, I glowed, I had chemicals racing through my veins killing everything in its way. As my skin darkened and my hair fell out as a result of the treatment, […]