What One Little Word Breaks You Out of Your Comfort Zone?

What One Little Word Breaks You Out of Your Comfort Zone?

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Neale Donald Walsch Why do we find ruts so comfortable? Before cancer, “No” was my default response to anything new and different. After cancer, I realized saying “Yes” was healing and jumped in with both feet. I’d wanted to check out yoga prior to cancer but, [...]

How to Live the Fearless Life You Deserve

How to Live the Fearless Life You Deserve

For me, the opposite of scarcity is not abundance. It's enough. I'm enough. Brene Brown  I admit it. I have a scarcity mentality. You'd think I worry a lot about money (sometimes I do), but the resource that strikes fear in my heart most often is time. As in "there is never enough time." "I [...]

Asking the Big Question After Cancer Treatment – “Why Not?”

Asking the Big Question After Cancer Treatment – “Why Not?”

I keep going because I believe that even if we can’t erase the difficult parts of our story, and we can’t control how or when it’s going to end, each of us has the ability, right here, right now, to dream audaciously and ask ourselves the question, “Why not?” Terri Wingham I've written before about [...]

You Deserve to Stand Up For What You Want

You Deserve to Stand Up For What You Want

How often have you slammed the door against what you want, because you let fear trump desire? How many times did you not ask, because rejection hurts like hell? How easily have you given in, because making others happy is safer than finding your own happiness? Say "Yes" to yourself because it's what you want, [...]

Are You Able to Say a Hearty “Yes” to Yourself?

The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty "yes" to your adventure. Joseph Campbell Yes, exactly! Why is this "THE" big question? Only because pondering it leads to immeasurable opportunities to turn your life into "your adventure." This question hit me like a brick the other day while [...]

Saying “Yes” to Creative Healing After Cancer

I just discovered a New York Times article entitled, "Finding Poetry in Cancer," which explores the healing power of writing poetry about the cancer experience. Written mostly by amateur poets, the verses are jarring, real and moving. One poet, Karin Miller, began writing poetry when her husband developed testicular cancer. Today, she curates the "Cancer [...]