Saturday, June 29, 2013

Things....


Yes, indeed! Take time to reflect on the little things in your life that make you happy...

Friday, June 28, 2013

Welcome to our Team's Homepage

It's time to raise awareness and funding for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! They've been so good to me over the years...please make a donation today! Thanks! ♥ yas!

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In health care reform, art keeps patients in the picture...


Meet Regina Holliday! 
Here is an article about her work as well as a link to her blog!
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HER BLOG:


God bless you, Regina Holliday!

How Are You, Pookie?!


Hee-Hee! Have a super duper day!
XOXOXO

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Always Do Your Best...



Have you ever read the book, The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz?  It is one of those books that sits on my book shelf that I will take out and read again whenever I need it...it is short and sweet and chock-ful of inspiration. This is the author's favorite agreement, Always do Your Best...enjoy!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Just S-M-I-L-E!



On days when you feel like crying, make a list of things that you're grateful for!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Heaven Received Another Angel....

I just received some sad news. Mr. Dick Post, the first Angel on my journey passed away on June 20, 2013. He had survived Lymphoma, only to be diagnosed with A.L.S. last year. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Alicia and their family and friends. They don't make them any better than him...
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Rest in peace, Dick.
Love you 
Always~
Jodi



You know....




“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.” 
~Carolyn Myss 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

An Article re: The Affordable Care Act...

Here's an interesting article by LLS President & CEO, John Walter regarding the fact that cancer patients who purchase insurance under the health insurance marketplaces being established under the Affordable Care Act could face exorbitant out-of-pocket costs for their therapies because of high co-insurance fees.

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It's That Time of Year!





Enjoy your day, my lil' rays of sunshine!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

WHOO-HOO! 15,000 HITS!

THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU!!!
XOXOXOXO

Don't You Dare!



This is one of the most important things I've learned on this journey...in order to heal my body, I knew that I needed to rid myself of any unhealthy, toxic  relationships.

Once I did that, things began to change and  I learned to love ME and to focus on healing!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

No Words...

I couldn't agree with this more! Try to capture the beauty today in the little things! Sending you all a BIG virtual hug...

Jodi 







NAMASTE....



Monday, June 17, 2013

SOOOO TRUE!

Ever wonder why we were diagnosed with cancer? Yes, it sucks and we have all had our journeys but my feeling is, we never knew how strong we were until faced with this challenge.

It's okay to be afraid, but you are stronger than you know, Beloveds! And, we are in this together! XOXOXO

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013

A Follow-up on L-A-U-R-A!!!

On May 12th, I posted a video that was done by Laura, a Lymphoma survivor. Here is the link:
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Well, Laura has posted her last video and I wanted to share it with you...
she is my SHE-RO!!! 
In this video, she discusses the ways our minds can trick us into thinking that we will always have this "cancer monkey" on our backs. That may be so from time to time, but it hasn't stopped Laura from living the authentic life that she was meant to live...I hope that you will be inspired by her words!
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Gifts For Awareness

Hi! With all of the Light The Night Walks and other events that are coming up, I thought I'd pass on this website where you can purchase all kinds of great shirts and gifts to bring awareness! I am thinking about buying one for the Light To Night Walk that will be held here in Jacksonville on November 7th! Problem is, so many great styles to choose from!

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I especially like the Fight Like a Girl apparel! (Sorry Boys!)

A Good Life...


Monday, June 10, 2013

Hi! Here's the link to my radio interview!


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Author, Jodi Sykes: I Will be Interviewed on the Radio Today!

Please listen in on my interview with Reverend Beverly Molander at 1 PM (edt)! Here's the radio promo with all the details! So excited.....
“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” That’s not what Jodi Sykes wanted to hear when she was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma in 2009.  She didn’t have much energy to do anything at all, especially with an impending divorce. Jodi takes us through her journey and what she learned from it. She put her blogs into a book, “Living La Vida (Lymphoma),”available on Amazon. If you (or someone you love) have received a negative health diagnosis, Jodi can help you Activate the Power of Yes, even when every bone in your body is saying NO.  Call us at 888-558-6489 during the show at 1 p.m. Eastern today. Later, go to: www.unityfm/program/affirmativeprayer where the show will be archived for listener convenience.

Fear...









Learn to release it!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

It's An Inside Job!

Do you pray or meditate? Whenever I am anxious, I find a quiet place to sit and unwind. Sometimes I like quiet music as a backdrop. Other times, being surrounded by nature. Or in total silence. Either way, when I take time to focus on the situation at hand and listen to what my body is telling me, I will find my answer. Take a moment to sit and BE today, Lovies!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Anxiety, Anyone?

I came across this article today on Cancer Compass.com and it really hit home. Even though I try to maintain a positive attitude, I suffer from PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and sometimes find myself questioning things....Am I cured?  Will I get sick again? Will I die? These are all very normal feelings, but as a cancer survivor, I have these feelings crop up at certain times. One of the "triggers" is if I learn of someone who had cancer and has passed away, or if someone gets a cancer diagnosis. It opens those old wounds up again and I am forced to deal with the anxiety that ensues. It is a part of life. We are not immortal. We all will die someday. But, whenever these emotions bubble up, I have to take them in, assess the situation, give myself a good "talking to" and move on. I cannot let fear overpower me! I'm much stronger than that! And so are you! We are in this together! 
Luv yas!

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Break Free....

Fear is so paralyzing and toxic for your mind, body and spirit...learn to release it and let it go! I know that it is "easier said than done," Beloveds, but know this...just as you can have negative thoughts, you can also have positive thoughts that will work for your greater good...remember - 
YOUR THOUGHTS BECOME THINGS!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

WHOO-HOO!!!! WE'VE GOTTEN MORE THAN 10,000 BLOG HITS!!!

Today is a day to celebrate!  As you know, my original blog became my book. I re-started this blog on August 30, 2012. In ten months, we have received more than 10,000 hits and I couldn't be happier! 

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I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for being my faithful followers and for helping me get the word out about "this bastard of a dis-ease!" (Sorry for stealing your description, Patti, but it totally IS a bastard!)
Life does have many chapters for us, and I promise to continue to keep writing, as long as you promise to keep following me and helping to spread the word! 

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE YAS!!!
MUUUUUAAAAHHHH!


Hey, Y-O-U!









You are NEVER alone! The love is there....sending you a BIG virtual hug! Luv yas!
XOXOXO

Monday, June 3, 2013

Alternative Medicine....

Have you tried any treatments other than the Western Medicine "norm?" When I was first diagnosed, I had one Acupuncture session. It was my first time and I did feel some relief afterwards. Unfortunately, since it was not covered by my insurance plan, I could not continue going. Here is an interesting article I read:

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If you have tried this, or other modes of healing, please share them with us!