How I Found Out My Dad Has Cancer

As I get older, 30 next year eeek!, I am fully aware that the time will come for the inevitable "grown-up" issues of dealing with illness & death with immediate family. With my family members being on the "younger" side, (my grandparents are in their early 70's & my parents in their late 40's), I thought I had plenty of time left before I had to start experiencing these issues. Surely my grandparents would be first right? On April 3, 2014, my Dad was diagnosed with Stage 3 Oral Cancer at the young age of 49. ...more

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10 Lessons from Living beyond the Comfort Zone

Some people embrace change, actually seek it out. Others resist it like a bad parasite. I usually fall into the parasite-resisting category (it’s why I never get sick). Last year, when I put a magnet on my fridge that said “life begins at the end of your comfort zone,” I did so to remind myself that good things can happen when you stretch yourself. I’ll admit, though, that at the time, I didn’t expect to stretch very far....more