Movie Review: Patch Adams

"Patch Adams" is a movie that debuted in 1998, based on the book and life of Dr. Hunter "Patch" Adams who was determined to become a medical doctor because he enjoys helping people. This true story began a journey into looking at patients as people and working with patients rather than the "top down" mentality … Continue reading Movie Review: Patch Adams

Dealing with Adversity

The dictionary meaning of Adversity is as follows: Adversity; noun; adverse or unfavorable fortune or fate; 1. a condition marked by misfortune, calamity, or distress: Friends will show their true colors in times of adversity. 2. an adverse or unfortunate event or circumstance: You will meet many adversities in life.https://www.dictionary.com/browse/adversity I'd say that being diagnosed with a terminal … Continue reading Dealing with Adversity

Book Review: Waking up the Karma Fairy: Life Lessons and Holy Adventures

Have you ever read a book and thought, that author and I just get one another; if only we could meet in real life, we'd be besties. Yet, the people who act on such a thought are usually considered stalkers, so you just keep this thought in a special part of your brain that doesn't … Continue reading Book Review: Waking up the Karma Fairy: Life Lessons and Holy Adventures

Podcasting — LIVE tonight!!

Until relatively recently, I had no idea what a podcast was. Literally. When people talked about hosting or speaking on a podcast, I probably had quite the quizzical look on my fact. I don’t remember when I finally figured it out. It probably had something to do with my dear Emily Garnett’s podcast, The Intersection … Continue reading Podcasting — LIVE tonight!!

August 9, 2020

Today marks twelve (12) years since the joyous day when Elliot Johnston and I said our wedding vows to each other. Life looks so very different now from what we envisioned twelve (12) years ago and sometimes it's hard to believe that so much time has passed! Please indulge my trip down memory lane in … Continue reading August 9, 2020

Breaking down Scans

On a recent Zoom support group call, there was a discussion about different scans, why they are different, and why different doctors will order different scans under different scenarios. A further part of the discussion was how insurance companies impact the likelihood of a scan or test being covered or the cost of a scan … Continue reading Breaking down Scans

MBC Parent USA

A few months ago, I got a call from Danielle Thurston. We are connected in several groups and both write for AdvancedBreastCancer.net, but we didn't know each other all that well then. What she shared with me created such excitement that I stalked her a little, watching for it to unfold. In essence, Danielle has … Continue reading MBC Parent USA

A Guest Post: Jealousy

I've rather jealously guarded my platform on this blog and have eschewed opportunities to share a guest post for a while. But when a dear friend and I were talking about jealousy the other day, I knew I had to make an adjustment. She just articulated the issue so very well and we had such … Continue reading A Guest Post: Jealousy

2020 Metavivor Virtual Stampede

Each October, a group of men and women, of all ages and races and stages of breast cancer, descend on Washington DC to participate in several events. 2018 was the first year Elliot and I traveled to DC for the Metavivor Stampede -- I wrote about that experience and you can access that article here. … Continue reading 2020 Metavivor Virtual Stampede