The first thing I want to say this week is a big huge THANK YOU for the many positive comments on Facebook and here on this blog for the post I did last week about being a one breasted bionic endurance athlete. It took a lot of courage for me to write about the body … Read more How to realize you do belong in the endurance community
Every once in a while I write about my breast cancer experience and the scar on my chest. Because I live day in and day out with type 1 diabetes, which consumes my attention, it’s easy for me to forget that I survived two grueling rounds of cancer. Then I look in the mirror and … Read more Transformation of Scars
Breathe deep. Plant my feet firmly on this beautiful Earth. Feel my heart open. Allow grief, loss, relief, gratitude, to one by one wash through my being. Today, October 20th, marks the 12th anniversary of my first breast cancer diagnosis. I am still alive. I am healthier than I have perhaps ever been. My attitude … Read more 12 Years of Surviving Breast Cancer: YES! #DoingIt
Eleven years ago today, my life changed completely. This was the day, October 20th, 2004, that I found out I had breast cancer. It was a sucker punch to the gut. I doubled over in terror. Complete fear permeated my body. I remember wondering if I would ever breathe deeply again. Now here I am, … Read more 11 Years of Thriving Despite Cancer!
What do you do when you get bad news? Does it depend on how much was riding on the news? Like how near and dear the answer would be to you? I’ve gotten some bad news in my life. The worst news I’ve ever gotten were the two phone calls from the doctors telling me … Read more Bad News, What Do You Do?
P.ink Day Minneapolis is happening very soon! October 10th will be the day! I’m excited to tell you about our tattoo shop. It’s Twilight Tattoo, which is owned by Shane Wallin and his wife Toni. The shop is an old firehouse that Shane and Toni have restored. The shop has a wonderful vibe, it’s colorful … Read more Twilight Tattoo is Hosting P.ink Day Mpls! Meet Our Next Survivor!