Monday, April 29, 2013


I have just initiated my new Author Blog! Check it out...there will be updates and lots of news coming soon! Pass it on...LUV YAS!



YOU are important! Count your blessings and know that the good memories will help to carry your through your journey....look forward to the future!

Friday, April 26, 2013

It is yours...

This is your journey.  You have to go through it but others can be there to support and love you all along your way....

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Just had to pass this on...

Louise Hay presents this beautifully made video -- I wanted to share it with you this morning. It is uplifting and I hope that you will enjoy it! Sending you lots of love and healing light and peace this Tuesday....Namaste.



Sunday, April 21, 2013

Super Soul Sunday!

Iyanla Vanzant is an American inspirational speaker, New Thought spiritual teacher, author, and television personality. She is known primarily for her books, for her eponymous talk show, and for her frequent appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show...this is a great exercise on visualization! ENJOY! 


Saturday, April 20, 2013

We WILL Find a Cure!

I cannot thank the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society enough for all that they've done for me over the years. I am getting ready to partner with my local chapter, The LLS of N.E. & Central Florida in bringing awareness to the community. Wherever you are in the world, I highly recommend getting involved either through volunteering, participating in the Light The Night Walks or other events. I know that together, we WILL find a cure for blood cancers!


Friday, April 19, 2013


Why did we get Lymphoma?  Was it something we ate?  Our environment?  Why?  Why?  Why?
Unfortunately, we will never find the answers to these questions. But, if we focus on getting better and living authentically, someday we will find peace.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Hard Stuff...

Some days you may wonder how you are going to make it through.  Getting cancer is most likely the biggest challenge you will ever have to face in your life.  Just remember to keep breathing and hoping for brighter days.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I Am Perfect!

Keep Affirming: I am beautiful.  I am whole.  I am worth loving.  I am strong.  I am PERFECT!

Monday, April 15, 2013


Good Morning!

In my "other life" I used to be an early childhood educator and my first children's book was just released on! It is the first in a series and I am so excited about it! If you do not own a Kindle, you can download it directly to your PC. It conveys a message that I feel is so important...that our hearts and minds are all connected. One of the things we need to do when times get tough, are to sit, and BE! Good advice for both young and old! Here is the link, please pass it on...thanks!
Click here:
My book link:

Boost Your Immune System

I want to share a blog with you that is filled with information on healthy living.
Dr. Lorraine Haataia
Dr. Lorraine Haataia, PhD., like her blog mission statement states,  is a "Writer on a mission to inspire you find fresh air, pure water, organic produce, and other essentials to live a happy and healthy life."
I learn something new with every blog post and I'm sharing this blog with you as it is so important for us to use food in it's natural state to help boost our immune systems that have been so compromised. You will find other suggestions by clicking on the link below.
Click here:

Thank you, Dr. Lorraine for your informative blog!

Saturday, April 13, 2013


One thing I have learned, is to listen to my body. If something doesn't feel right, I take time to monitor my symptoms and go to my doctor if need be. We are all born with an internal "knowing" - get in tune with your body and listen to its subtle messages.

Friday, April 12, 2013

There's Always Hope...

Try to stay positive and know that you will find the strength to get through each and every day.

There are brighter days ahead. 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night events will be held all across the U.S. in the coming months and I'd like to pass on a link to The Lymphoma Club's website...check out their store and think about purchasing shirts for your team! There are so many designs to choose from, it's hard to pick just one!
Check it out:
Lymphoma I Will Beat It T-Shirts & Gifts


When going through the darkest of days, take time to think about what you've been through and how far you've come. If you are newly diagnosed, know that you will come out a much stronger person someday. Baby steps, Beloveds....

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Living La Vida (Lymphoma) e-book!

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Lymphoma, then this is the book for you!  This book is the baring of my mind, body and spirit and I hope you will like reading it.  My goal is to bring some light into other's lives even if just for the length of the book (or this daily blog!).
If you do not own a Kindle, Living La Vida (Lymphoma) can be downloaded to your PC as well. To do so, please click here:
Thank you for your continued support!  The love is there....


Set aside some time today to meditate...Deuter is one of my favorite artists to listen to.  Sit.  Relax. Breathe.  Smile.  Enjoy the moment -
this gift to yourself!


Monday, April 8, 2013


When I found this quote, it was a wonderful reminder on the importance of living.  Put yesterday behind you and welcome a new day!



Saturday, April 6, 2013

Mesothelioma - A Silent Killer

This is Bruce Vento. Bruce was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for over two decades. He died of plural Mesothelioma in October 2000. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos. It kills 90-95% of those who are diagnosed with it.
Cancer is cancer. When I was asked if I could please spread the word about Mesothelioma, I was more than happy to do so. One of my best friends lost her father to this cancer so I was no stranger to it. Whenever we are called to patient advocacy, it holds no discrimination. We are all in the cancer fight together.
I've included an informative video that explains the way this disease develops and how it touches so many people - people who succumb to the disease as well as those who are left behind. Please click on the link to view:

Bruce's wife, Susan is the spokesperson for The Asbestos Cancer Victim's Rights Campaign and she is very active in it's cause. She is one strong, lovely woman who wants to help others. In her words,
"Thank you for joining me in my fight to educate people about such a deadly disease. Our ultimate goal is to help those who have suffered from all forms of cancer in their struggle to seek health and justice." You can read more about Susan's advocacy by clicking the link below:
Thank you, Bruce for your service to this country, and to you, Susan for helping to make a difference.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Can There Be Love After A Diagnosis?

As many of you know by now, I was divorced after twenty four years of marriage - a little over a month after my diagnosis.  I honestly thought my chances of finding love again after Lymphoma was impossible.  Would someone want to take a chance on me?  I miss being in love.  Being alone is suddenly not an option for me.  I am the last of the great romantics.  I want to find someone who will sweep me off my feet and who will make our first date become our happy ending.  Kathleen has nicknamed me Pollyanna, but I am hopeful!

Just recently, I saw the following article in the Huffington Post.  It is a heart-warming story and makes me wonder if there IS someone out there for me???

Have any of you found love after your diagnosis?  If so, I'd love to hear all about it!  Please leave your comments below...give us all some hope for the future!


Tuesday, April 2, 2013


As you know by now, I am such a huge fan of the
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!
They have been there for me since I was diagnosed in 2009 and not only have I participated in their Patient Education webinar / teleseminar series, I've also benefited from their co-pay assistance program.
Now, it is MY turn to give back! I will be helping to raise money for their Light The Night Walk that will be hosted in Jacksonville, Florida on November 7th, 2013. It is the least I can do for this wonderful organization! I know that November is seven months away, but I wanted to give you all a "heads-up" to let you know that I'll be setting up a
Living La Vida (Lymphoma)
donation page soon!!!
Thanks so much for your continued support of this blog -

Setting Priorities: A B-Cell Survivor Speaks...

This is an awesome story of survival. Bravo to David!