What do you really have control over? That’s a question you should ask yourself every day. It’s a simple reminder that how you choose to act (or react) and present yourself is in your control. There are a lot of problems around us that we don’t have control over. Everything is someone else’s fault for
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
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
My goal this year is to keep doing work that matters. The definition of “doing work that matters” is different for everyone. After recently being challenged to try something different with my content, I decided to create an audio version of one my blog posts that was published on the HuffingtonPost on their “What’s Working”
Life is a lot like sailing where your success can depend on adjusting the wind in your sails at the right moments. Some days it is fun and exciting because the wind is in your favor. Then there are days where the wind is not in your favor – there is no momentum or the
You feel like time is no longer on your side. The clock is ticking. That’s what you sense after receiving a cancer diagnosis. It’s best to develop a purposeful plan to help deal with an unexpected situation like this. To answer the question “why” is easy. The answer to “what” you do next is not.
Being diagnosed with cancer is probably one of the scariest things that can happen to someone. Many people have defied the odds. Since today is MAD Day (Mesothelioma Awareness Day), I wanted to share Heather’s cancer story of hope. Heather Von St. James has had an amazing journey. She was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma at