Growing up is different when you're not the first

This morning as the boys were taking a bath and I was watching them play together, I realized that we (the hubby and I) haven't joined them in the bath in a long while. When J was a baby, one of us always took a bath with him. It was our way of keeping him company otherwise he would get bored and not stay in for very long....more

Smile at someone today

Do you ever have those days or moments where it seems any little thing can push you over the edge. I'm there right now. It isn't something I can explain or even justify, it just is. There are days where nothing seems right. Where the loneliness and isolation just gets to me. Where watching the news or reading another dreadful headline is more than I can take. So, I'd like to ask you a favour. Today, and most days, but especially today, take a moment and smile at a stranger....more

Know the Signs of Ovarian Cancer and Your Risk

 The month of September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. Studies have found that awareness of disease does not increase anxiety in women. Instead it has been shown to empower women with the knowledge to be effective advocates for themselves and take charge of their health. Women who know the signs of ovarian cancer have a greater chance of catching the disease in its earliest stages, thus giving them a greater chance of survival. Facts of Ovarian Cancer ...more

30 Days on $30

Could you eat for thirty days with only thirty dollars?...more

Changing the conversation about cancer

After a weekend workshop with 800 energetic, amazing, committed women (including 8+ incredible bloggers and 30+ awesome metastatic women) fired up to fight for the END of breast cancer at the National Breast Cancer Coalition Advocacy Training Conference, I have new energy and new spirit and new FIGHT in me, both against this horrible disease in my own body and against its formation of tumors and spread in bodies (called metastasis) in genera...more

12-Year Apart Twins

My twin and I were born twelve years apart in two different states from two different sets of parents. Well… other than that, we share so many “coincidences” you’d think we are twins. We are constantly amazed at our similarities. About the same height with fine hair and blue eyes, we share any number of likes and dislikes. We hate shoes and kick them off whenever possible; cannot stand turtleneck sweaters –in fact dislike wearing anything around our neck....more

Money Chatter Challenge

Today’s post is for you if you want to improve your relationship to money “casholla – the green stuff”. Personally, I always see room for improvement in this area, so I study ways to do so, and am continually increasing my awareness around ‘what is’. I’ve decided to unleash a technique of mine, that I’ve formerly used to successfully silence my ‘inner critic’, onto my own negative chatter about money....more

False Buttons: What If There IS Something You Can Do About It

A few months back I was with a friend who was telling me about all the problems she was facing in life, which were overwhelming. The problems ranged from financial to medical and were affecting her whole family, including her parents and her children. She concluded her part of the conversation with this statement: "But, there's nothing I can really do about it." I looked at her and said, "What if that's a lie?" ...more

It's so hard to catch because it is a knee-jerk reation at the gut level. I had to pay such ...more

Excerpt from Chapter Six

As you know if you’ve been following my blog –I haven’t been blogging lately since I took up my new book project. Consequently, this week I decided to share a chapter from my published book, Darkness Overturned. From Chapter Six:...more