For the first time in my life I am practicing giving up something for the Lenten season. I chose to give up alcohol. There have been days I contemplated trading that out for something easier yet here I am, alcohol free. I have certainly discovered a few things about myself at the mid-way point to the…… Continue reading My Mid-Lenten Season Confessional
I am feeling a little dicey this Tuesday so we are going to mix things up with a variety this week! Last week you learned that it’s all about the veggies, fruit, fiber, and low fat for me. This week will be no exception with showing you how to achieve some of those in some…… Continue reading Tuesday Recipes! Come Eat With Me!
If you are truly eating with me then you are increasing your intake of vegetables, vegetable juice, or fruit daily. On an average I eat 6 servings of vegetables and fruit daily. Specifically 4 servings of vegetable and 2 servings of fruit. I will break down the vegetables; I eat at least 1 cruciferous vegetable,…… Continue reading Come Eat With Me Every Tuesday: Part Two in the Series
There are phrases that hit to the very core of my existence. I heard one of those phrases today uttered to another survivor. “God doesn’t give us more than we can handle.” Excuse me while I go and vomit. This phrase has no value other than to fill the awkward silence. The silence when someone…… Continue reading The Silence Fillers
I just got back from an Indianapolis American Cancer Society Guild Meeting for the Discovery Ball. How fitting is that? Those women are and will continue to be “my people” they freaking just get it, they get me, and most importantly; they understand cancer. On that committee most of those women have either been touched…… Continue reading Come Eat With Me Series: Part One
There is no better place to be. I don’t live for the big events anymore. I live in the details. When I went to the grocery store this morning it was raining, just a normal January drizzle. I danced in the rain, skipped is more like it, jumped in a puddle, and looked up while…… Continue reading Live in the Details
We all have them, the tears that we don’t allow others to see. If people are honest with themselves we all have a chapter of our story that we don’t read out loud. A chapter that never gets put down on paper. We seal it away from the world. Fear, privacy, intimacy, those are just…… Continue reading The Tears You Won’t See Me Shed