Be Thankful

There are times, even for myself, that I wonder with all of the stress, what do I have to be thankful for. It takes me a few minutes in all the stress of everyday life for me to stop and remember that I have so very much to be thankful for. Not just the one day out of the year that …

Happy Hannukkah

It may be a bit early, or so it seems, but Hannukkah is upon us and even beating out Thanksgiving this year. For those of you who celebrate this tradition enjoy the week of gifts and treats and embrace your children even a bit more while doing this. For our family we have all married out of our faith so …

Sounds All Too Familiar

Today I received a call from a friend of mine asking for some advice. Her 12 year old nephew is suffering from Ulcertive Colitis and has been since the age of 8 (sound familiar?). The doctors are at the end of his treatments and he is not really responding at this point. They are speaking of major surgery and are …

A Kindred Spirit

I recently received this email: Alesia Allow me to first introduce myself properly and perhaps then I can go into why I have contacted you. My name is Kelly and almost 22 years ago, also at the age of 7, I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphatic Leukemia. I finished my treatment in 1994 and have been cancer free ever since, …

Imerman Angel

I joined the Imerman Angels to become a mentor a while back but have not had a computer match until now. I finally got a call from them with my first person who is going through similar things with her health as I do and I had a chance to call her this past week. It was a nice feeling …

2014 – The Year Of You – The Written Word

This post if from the October issue of the Everything’s Okay newsletter. In 2014, we will be highlighting stories and artwork from those who feel compelled to share. Whether you are a cancer patient, survivor, parent, friend, or volunteer, your voice is important! Please check out the post below for some great information! The Written Word Studies have shown that …

Friends Lend A Helping Hand

I had the pleasure of spending a week with some close friends in Myrtle Beach. I invited them down to help us with a rental property my husband and I have. Once a year the rental company required a deep cleaning and repairs so to save a bit of money we killed two birds with one stone by having them …

How Hugging a Stranger Can Change Your Life

Check out my article in the RTC Community! Here is a quick excerpt: From the moment we are born, we experience human connection.  Touch, feel, and smell are all so important to an infant. Rocking, bathing, holding, coddling, and swaddling play a major roll in our development. Were we breast-fed? Were we rocked enough? Did someone hold us enough when …

The Magic Pumpkin

Recently, a gentleman named Benji Palus wrote me and told me he had read my book and thought we had a nice connection since he also volunteered at a children’s hospital but in New Orleans. We chatted through FB for a few and he commended me for my work. He then asked me if I would read his book and of …