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Pushing Through Survivor’s Guilt

I will never forget that afternoon, standing with my cousins in the church parking lot.  Dressed in our funeral best, we had just said a sad farewell to our cousin, Jeanne, only 49 years old, mother of two.  She had fought … Continue reading

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Loneliness in Surviving

As another dooming imaging day approaches and my 50th birthday sneaks closer, I have been reflecting on a very personal decision I need to make regarding my treatment.  I have a wonderful support group, including my husband and fellow survivors, … Continue reading

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Hushing the Inner Critic

It was a group project with my dad, my husband and me.  A wooden sign for the local VFW Easter Egg Hunt, and it was my role to paint the sign and complete the lettering. When I finally put the … Continue reading

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Create A New Restore Point (for your soul)

I was determined to bring my old laptop back to life.  There was really nothing wrong with it, at least in my mind.   After all, I am closing in on 50, and wouldn’t want anyone to think I can’t … Continue reading

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Sleeping With My Door Unlocked

My Mom visited me last night in my dream. She was dressed in a beautiful white, pleated dress, which was incredibly soft when I hugged her.  She appeared younger than when she passed two years ago.  She seemed happy and … Continue reading

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Today Is A Good Day

70 degrees and the sun is shining throughout this February weekend in Illinois!! Some might call that a miracle! Well, it certainly is a gift.  Discussing this amazing winter weather treat with others has been interesting.  Rather than just enjoying the awe, … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Blessings

Blessings are our gifts from God.  Lucky are we who receive these blessings.   However, with these gifts we inherit both responsibility and vulnerability. We have the responsibility to acknowledge our blessings, both large and small; ones we asked for and ones … Continue reading

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Surviving vs. Thriving

  I believe thriving in life by its own nature must look very different for each individual person.  Like your fingerprint, your destiny is unique to only you and no one can define what it should look like.  I do … Continue reading

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