Category Archives: cancer

New Year. New Blog.

Life According to Somebody will be converted to a new name and a new focus. The new name Best Life After Cancer. It will be targeted more to anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer with hopes to inspire how … Continue reading

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New Year. New Resolutions. New Blog.

  I often shy away from writing about New Year’s resolutions. The reality is that after a burst of energy in January, most people fall off the wagon. Statistics show that only 9.2 percent of people ever achieve their New Year’s … Continue reading

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Gratitude: My Favorite Things 2018

Buckle your seatbelts, for this is the time of year when chaos erupts. The Christmas music and decorations fill the space, and Thanksgiving is upon us. Family comes from near and far, meals are prepared and life just speeds up. … Continue reading

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I Miss My Mom Today. Everyday.

Today is Mother’s Day. I miss my mom. I close my eyes. I can see her, feel her next to me. I can see her smile, remember her hands holding mine. It is unimaginable that is has been 15 years … Continue reading

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Sometimes, We Just Need a Hug

The Power of Touch and Human Connection Recently I was scrolling through my Twitter feed and saw this story from a friend and colleague that read: “Something to warm your heart while waiting for spring to arrive. Watch this video … Continue reading

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The Man I Met On A Plane

I will admit these things tend to happen to me more than others. It could be because I like to talk. My conversation may seem to be “all over the place” at times filled with constant zigs and zags. I … Continue reading

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Dear Superman,

Dear Jack, I don’t think I have ever met anyone like you. Sure I have met strong, inspirational people but they broke the mold with you. I wish there were more people out there like you. You exhibited incredible strength, … Continue reading

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I Outlived My Doctor. Now What?

This wasn’t supposed to happen. I feel like I was just punched in the stomach. It was his job to make sure I was ok, survived my cancer and lived a long life. He researched all the late effects of … Continue reading

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Ladybugs, Trucks and #College#Graduation. Oh, My.​

Once he was 4 years old. He had these big blue eyes that everyone noticed. He was smart, sensitive, inquisitive, funny, and didn’t stop asking questions. Question after question about everything under the sun. My first born has always been … Continue reading

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My Life as a Playlist

How often do you hear a song on the radio and you are immediately taken back to some place 5, 10 or even 40 years ago? I remember feeling extra nostalgic a year or so ago – thinking and thinking … Continue reading

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