Monday, January 27, 2014

Breakfast For Dinner?



I LOVE breakfast for dinner! Especially on a cold night! I like to get into my jammies and make something quick and "home-y!" The good thing about this recipe is, you assemble it the night easy is that?! ENJOY!
1 (1 pound) loaf Italian bread, cut into 1
inch cubes
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese,
1 cup blueberries
12 eggs
2 cups milk

1.Place half of the bread cubes in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking pan. Sprinkle cream cheese on top of bread cubes. Top with 1 cup blueberries and remaining bread. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, milk and maple syrup. Pour egg mixture over bread. Cover pan and refrigerate overnight.
2.The next morning, remove pan from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
3.Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Uncover pan and bake for an additional 30 minutes, until golden brown and center is set.
4.To make Sauce: In a saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch, add water. Boil over medium heat for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in blueberries and reduce heat. Simmer 8 to 10 minutes, or until the berries have burst. Stir in butter until melted. Serve the sauce over squares of french toast.
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup water
1 cup blueberries
1 tablespoon butter

One Day...

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Patient Education Programs . . .

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society offers excellent Patient Education Programs free of charge!

I've participated before and always learn something's so important to be informed and become your OWN health advocate!
Empower yourself and RSVP for a webinar / teleseminar soon.

In the meantime, here's the links to some of the archived programs:

Life Goes On...

Monday, January 20, 2014

Fast & Easy Recipe For Dinner Tonight!

Pesto Chicken Florentine Recipe


Pesto Chicken Florentine


2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast
halves - cut into strips
2 cups fresh spinach leaves
1 (4.5 ounce) package dry Alfredo sauce
2 tablespoons pesto
1 (8 ounce) package dry penne pasta
1 tablespoon grated Romano cheese

1.Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic, saute for 1 minute; then add chicken and cook for 7 to 8 minutes on each side. When chicken is close to being cooked through (no longer pink inside), add spinach and saute all together for 3 to 4 minutes.
2.Meanwhile, prepare Alfredo sauce according to package directions. When finished, stir in 2 tablespoons pesto; set aside.
3.In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Rinse under cold water and drain.
4.Add chicken/spinach mixture to pasta, then stir in pesto/Alfredo sauce. Mix well, top with cheese and serve.

My Wish For You....

NEVER forget your inner beauty! You are not this bald head, this tired and weak body, this cancer ridden person! Your inner light shines on for all to see and will bring you through the rough times as long as you can re-member who you TRULY are!
You are NOT alone!
Love & Light~

Saturday, January 18, 2014

What I Am NOT....

This message is so crucial to us now, especially while facing the biggest challenge of our lives...XOXOXO

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Key to Compassion...

One way that is helpful to me is to see the child within everyone you meet.  We are all facing struggles in our daily the ♥♥♥!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

WOWZA! Thanks for the 35,000+ hits!!!

Thanks so much for all of your continued support - 
Your emails and feedback is what keeps me going!
You are NOT alone!


Take time out today, Beloveds and B-R-E-A-T-H-E! Focus on what IS good in your life!


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Share Your Story!

This has been my mission with this blog and my book...I want to help others to heal their hearts, their bodies and their minds! It's time to give back....♥ yas! XOXOXO

Saturday, January 4, 2014

New Beginnings...

Who knows why we got stinkin' cancer? My life apres le diagnosis has changed for the better. There have been rough spots along the way, but I honestly would not trade my old life for my new one! Hang in there and keep affirming that your day is coming!
The love is there....

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Start The New Year Out Right!

As you probably realize it by now, positivity courses through my veins. I've always been this way. I had a near death experience at the age of ten so that also added to my drive to stay positive. This has helped me tremendously during my Lymphoma journey. If you read my book, Living La Vida (Lymphoma) , you will discover that I am a "Quote Keeper!" 

When I was diagnosed, I was given the following positive affirmation by a dear friend of mine, Leesa. I typed it up, cut it out and taped it to the bottom of my computer monitor so that I can say it every morning and night. (And anytime in between when I need a reminder!)

Here it is:
Tell your body, mind, emotions and spirit to re-member wholeness, re-member the love that you are and the joy that you share with others -- that you continue to share with all of us. Align with and stay focused on the light of love, joy, inner peace, vibrant health, vitality, abundant to overflowing shimmering radiant light surrounding you, clearing you, healing you, expanding in, around and through you -- YOU ARE THE LIGHT! Fill to overflowing with this knowingness for nothing else is true, nothing else exists. Breathe it in and SO IT IS!

So, my wish for you in this new year, is that you will re-member all of the above, and to affirm that ALL IS WELL!

Love yas~
Jodi ♥


Wednesday, January 1, 2014


WHOO-HOO! Another year has come and gone and I honestly feel like 2014 is going to be an AWESOME year! 2013 was good, but I look forward to what the New Year will bring. 
What are your New Year's Day family traditions? In the South, it's a custom to have a dinner of Roast Pork, Black-eyed peas, Collard greens and rice. Since I am cooking for one, I will have to make my own new traditions and be thankful for all that I DO have in my life, right here and now. 
I wish nothing but the best for you and your family and friends in the New Year...we've been through a lot and we deserve to have a peaceful and healthy 2014! 
Luv yas! ♥