In 2010, I thought I had a perfect life. I was the clinical director at a rape crisis center, had a part time private therapy practice, a renewed relationship with my partner, and was training for a triathlon. I knew where I was going and what I was doing. Then I suddenly lost my map! I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. I was not sure if I would survive and whether it was the cancer or the treatment that would end my life. So I wrote a love letter to my two daughters. This love letter was the foundation to my book, “I’d Rather Love Life than Hate Cancer”,  available at Amazon, and

I wish I could say that seven years later, I have walked through the fire and I am healthy. Instead, I will say that cancer has become a part of my life’s journey. But so has faith, gratitude, and so many other gifts. This blog is my effort to write honestly about my experience, emotions, and thoughts. I hope you find some piece of it helpful to you. Blessings!

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I would like to say thank you to Cindy…  Without your technical support this blog would not have come to fruition.  Thanks for joining me on this wild ride!