Affirmations, Spirituality, Inner Peace

If you have ever read (or listened – hello Audible) to a self development book you’ve no doubt read/heard things like “what you speak about, you bring about” or “what you choose to focus on becomes your reality”. These affirmations about believing in the power of positivity are always the main focus of these types…

Cloudy, Foggy, Tired Mess

No one ever said that going through chemo, radiation, surgery after surgery and still maintaining a life would be easy. No one ever said that one day I’d just wake up and have my memory and motivation back. So why am I beating myself up? Why when I roll out of bed in the mornings, 45-60 mins later then what I planned, do I chew myself out for still being tired? I tell myself “it’s not like you’re not sleeping so what the hell? We have a life to attend too!”

I have a life. Mostly a busy one…

Just Paint the Wall…

This morning as I was driving into work I was listening to my favorite Portland radio morning show, Tony, Jake and Jenn on 98.7 The Bull, and they were discussing something that really resonated with me…specifically what Jake Byron said: (I’m paraphrasing because I didn’t write it down since I was driving) He said “My mother…

Mommy’s Got Cancer

My son was just shy of a year and a half when I found out I had cancer so explaining to him what was about to happen wasn’t really an option…let’s be honest I didn’t even know what was about to happen. I mean how do you explain cancer to an innocent baby/toddler? I remember…

Post Cancer Blahs…From Tiger to Eeyore

After a nice long talk with a good friend of mine about depression after cancer and the PTSD that comes with a NED diagnosis I finally got up the courage to edit and finalize my blog post about this epidemic. Depression is not really my thing, I’m the furthest from emo possible and prefer neon and pastels over black, so sharing this piece with everyone is hard but necessary for providing awareness.

Momma Guilt – A Never-Ending Story – The 5 Topics I Face Daily

Oh mom guilt…the fun result of societal pressure to be a perfect “Leave it to Beaver” mom! If you don’t have kids you may roll your eyes at this post, deeming it ridiculous, but trust me this is a real thing. As a non-stay at home mom who struggled constantly with breastfeeding, I’ve always felt like the cards were stacked against me. So what is mom guilt? First, you need to understand the definition of guilt…