What Do You Need? Make Self-Care a Priority this Valentine’s Day

What Do You Need? Make Self-Care a Priority this Valentine’s Day

Two Valentine's Days ago I wrote a blog post about the "healing comfort of love" as expressed by "the little things" we do for each other. That's not to say I wouldn't appreciate being swept off my feet with a surprise flight to Paris as much as the next girl. But who are we kidding? [...]

The “Aha” Moment That Led to My 2014 Mantra

The “Aha” Moment That Led to My 2014 Mantra

Everything that is done in the world is done by hope. Martin Luther  Last month, I wrote a blog post about taking the present moment to rest and refresh. I was feeling the stress of the holiday season and had finally finished the six month process of writing and publishing my books. I needed a break. [...]

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, [...]

Let’s Talk About Living Well After Cancer

Let’s Talk About Living Well After Cancer

I recently appeared as a guest on the Survive and Live Well Radio Show to talk about how "Empowerment is the Best Path to Survival." Angela Long of Breast Investigators also appeared on the show, which is hosted by Elyn Jacobs. We talked about many issues, including how gratitude affected my healing after cancer, the importance [...]

The Survivor’s Nest: 5 Tips to Create the Comfort of Home Wherever You Go

The Survivor’s Nest: 5 Tips to Create the Comfort of Home Wherever You Go

"Home is where one starts from." T. S. Eliot "There's a big world outside those hedges," she said with some unkindness. We were young college commuters and her words stung. Sure, I was naive and sheltered, but life beyond the landscaping was only a matter of time. It's many years later and now I'm the one [...]