Pre-cancer I was pretty good about getting most of my annual check-ups (hello cold speculum) but there are a few things I wish I would have known about my health before the lung cancer diagnosis. Things that probably weren’t a big deal pre-diagnosis but now that I’m on a cancer protocol I wish I had a baseline to compare to.
When I was diagnosed 8 months ago we had a lot of conversations around the mental challenges that came with the diagnosis. Facing fears and managing grief were a daily task, sometimes hourly. But nobody prepared me for the time when I would have to actually get on with living life. My purpose was literally survival and now it’s…living?
No cancer required to relate to this story. I think we all struggle with acknowledging our journey and how far we’ve come. Remember when you wished for what you have now?
You know, they say one of the best ways to get out of your head or pull yourself out of a funk is to help someone else. Or as Gretta Brooker Palmer says, “Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy.”
I was the lucky recipient of these words (that seemed to appear from thin air) when I was recovering from brain surgery after a Stage IV cancer diagnosis. I was scared and worried about what the future held for me.
October is the official kick-off of Good Things Good People. I am so excited to share The Heirloomist with you – one of the Good People and Good Things that is making me happy this month.
“I was working out 3 days a week with a trainer. When I got diagnosed with cancer I was in the best shape I’ve been in in my entire life. Physically, mentally, health, all around, I was in fabulous shape which is kind of shocking. You’re like how are you so healthy and in such great shape and get cancer? I don’t have an answer for that.”
Well this was fun! I stumbled across Deb at Mocktail Mom one night on Instagram. There she was, posting from “the great state of Kentucky!”, sharing all kinds of ways to make a mocktail and making me smile in the process. In the particular post that caught my attention she was talking about National Mocktail […]
Guys, it’s been a minute since I’ve done a book review. Pretty sure the last time I sat down and wrote one was highschool circa 1985. If I remember correctly it was a Stephen King book which I’m sure absolutely terrified me. I haven’t read any of his book since. So bear with me as […]
While summer took a super small break (I’m saying super small because I’m telling The Universe that’s all we have time for), my Summer Splash is READY for hot days by the water. It’s a little sweet, a little tart, a lot good. My personal tip for you: batch this and pour it for all […]
Ingredients ½ cup iced Thai tea (I recommend this brand) ½ cup coconut milk (full-fat) ¼ cup sweetened condensed milk ½ cup Lime juice Instructions Make Thai tea according to package instructions. To a tall glass filled with ice, add the Thai tea, coconut milk, sweetened condensed milk, and lime juice. To make it better: […]
This season we decided to put a spin on our usual Marnie Rae mocktail recipes–three versions: good, better, best! So as you go through some of the recipes this month (new ones will be released every Thursday, just in time for #ThirstyThursday), take note of the differentiations in the recipes to see how you can […]
Ingredients: • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted • 2 cups ice • 4 ounces fresh lime juice, plus wedges for garnish • 4 ounces fresh orange juice • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves •pinch of salt Instructions: Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender. Pulse until smooth. Serve […]