We are all dealing with something and need to remember to keep things in perspective. Whatever it is, don’t let it hold you back from experiencing life. When I initially was told about my second breast cancer diagnosis in 2014…my mind went blank for a few minutes. WTF. This can’t be happening again… That was one of
Family vacations were a high point for me growing up. It was a time to explore and learn about the world around us. We didn’t have a lot of money and that required a bit of creativity. We consider ourselves lucky that our parents took the time for breaks in their schedule to spend time
Cancer is one of the top news stories again thanks to social media. My heart goes out to Senator McCain and his family. It’s beautiful to see the responses regarding his brain cancer diagnosis. There’s been a lot of public support for him and I’m sure he’s grateful. There are also several articles written by
Many are aware that my 2nd book is about my stepfather, Jean-Luc Nash, also known as Grandpa. Why am I doing this? It’s out of respect, to honor him and all those in the military. A lot of his fellow West Point classmates came to his funeral and they held a Benny’s Wake that evening.
“You always look happy.” One of my neighbors said this to me while out walking my dogs. Guess I was caught smiling again. A smile can make a positive impact in any situation. It’s contagious. Get-togethers, especially holidays, are an opportunity to help reinforce the values and beliefs that are important to us. Yet many
All parents go through a transition phase when their children become adults, a process of letting go. Most are thrilled with that new sense of freedom – the parents and definitely the children. I’m a mom to two sons who are college students and technically men. It’s summer break now and they are home a
Just like many others, I was shocked to hear the news of Chris Cornell’s death. It made me sad even though I didn’t know this man personally. Maybe because we’re the same age, we’re both early Gen Xer’s, and he always seemed to prevail over tough times. We’re all mourning because of a simple reason.
Gratitude is a word that holds a lot of power. All things are possible through gratitude because it encourages you to move forward. Before my two cancer diagnoses, many things in my life were taken for granted. Dealing with those unexpected health issues changed my perspective and allows me to be grateful for what I
As I write this, I’m listening to rolling thunder, wind and hard rain from a storm outside, and I’m not concerned for my safety. Some people would be alarmed and worried that they will lose power and internet access or a tree can fall on their house. They are both normal responses and is an
It’s great that many people are focusing on a healthier lifestyle now. Exercising more, eating better, getting massages, doing yoga. A healthy lifestyle also affects your mindset in a positive way. In order for new healthy habits to become part of a regular routine, you need to make any changes in small steps. A healthy