Celebration of Life

This weekend we got to celebrate the life of my mom. We celebrated life in the most beautiful way. Typically, when people die there is a wake, a funeral and a repass. My mom was sure that she wanted none of that. My mom wanted a party where people could celebrate the life she lived. … Continue reading Celebration of Life

You Keep Showing Up- That’s Strength

You have good and bad days, but you keep showing up - that's strength. These last few days with my mom has been an up and down rollercoaster. My mom made the tough, but right decision to stop treatment. Her body is weak. The chemo will likely do more harm than good. She doesn't want … Continue reading You Keep Showing Up- That’s Strength

The Pain Comes in Waves, But The Wave Will Pass

The pain comes in waves. Hold on and trust that this wave will pass. It has been a really hard week for my family. My mom has been in the hospital all week for various cancer related issues and my cousin passed away after being on life support for a few days. It's been hard … Continue reading The Pain Comes in Waves, But The Wave Will Pass

You Can Love What You Do, And Still Need a Break From It

You can love what you do, and still need a break from it. I love speaking, I love breaking the stigma around mental health, I love being able to challenge myself and come up with new ideas and get really creative about things I thought I couldn't do. I love it all. But I also … Continue reading You Can Love What You Do, And Still Need a Break From It

You Can, Even When It Feels Like You Can’t

I remember growing up, one of the books I loved was, "The Little Engine That Could". The Engine repeats over and over, "I think I can, I think I can" until it could. I hope you remember today that you can. I hope you find even the smallest amount of light within you that empowers … Continue reading You Can, Even When It Feels Like You Can’t