I can’t believe it’s been three years since my memoir, Cancer Was Not a Gift & It Didn’t Make Me a Better Person, was published! A big thank you to those of you who’ve read it, shared about it and posted reviews here and there! You guys are awesome and I appreciate your support very […]
It’s been eight years since I wrapped up my breast reconstruction project. Reflecting about this, I decided to write a letter to plastic surgeons everywhere sharing 13 things I would like them to better understand, and I’m pretty sure others like me would as well. Not that most plastic surgeons don’t already understand these things, […]
Some of the most meaningful, poignant emails I receive and comments left on the blog are from Dear Readers who are grieving and dreading the holiday season. The messages come from all over the world reinforcing what you and I already know – grief is universal, and grief doesn’t take a break during the holidays.
As I put the finishing touches on this post, I’m looking out the window at one of my favorite views, the stunning shores of Lake Superior. (Hence, the photos selected for this post.) If you’re a Dear Reader living in the US, you are likely busy with your Thanksgiving preparations, whatever they might be. (I […]
It’s mid November already. For many of us, in the US anyway, it’s the month of Thanksgiving and gratitude. Gratitude is November’s theme. A good theme, to be sure. But sometimes, does it seem like gratitude has been turned into some sort of contest? Do you ever feel pressure to feel gratitude in a certain […]