My Hopeful Life Blog

Life is for Celebrating!

Life is for Celebrating. There is something magical about making a toast. Pausing for a moment to share gratitude, honor an accomplishment, lift someone up. I love the tradition of looking each person in the eye as your glasses clink. Create connection, a moment to simply say, I see you. It’s not about the glass […]

Live a life well loved.

Writing usually brings me immense joy, but the past couple months – I found it hard to sit down and just do it.  I think that’s because I put the idea of “writing a book” into the universe and suddenly writing became intimidating.  (Isn’t it crazy how that happens?) I look at it as I […]

Outrunning Cancer

I’ve come to refer to our life as a rollercoaster. Because we live such drastic ups and downs determined to have fun and laugh along the way.  A quick recap: December 2018 Fluid suspected in CT scan around my lungs – couldn’t be found when attempted to drain it… a miraculous holiday followed filled with […]

A breath without cancer…

In the latest twist and turn on the MBC roller coaster, the fluid drained from my lung came back with NO SIGN OF CANCER.  (that’s right, no sign of cancer). I shared an emotional update on social media the afternoon we received this information.  And again, the next day I reflected on my feelings at […]

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