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Can't Wait!

  Hi Everyone, September is a month of many treasured things – the arrival of fall, pumpkin everything, the return to dog walking on the beach, autumn recipes, and so […]

Simple Joys

Hi Everyone, With the loss of my brother, and cousin, and the news that I have some new cancer spots, I have been feeling dominated by cancer these last days, […]

The Fallout

Hi Everyone, When I first started writing this blog, my intention was to share my own experience, while somehow giving hope, and maybe a bit of humor, as well as […]

What Cancer Cannot Do

Hi Everyone, I have been thinking lately about the struggle cancer patients have with not letting their cancer define them. I am particularly focused on this dilemma now, as I […]

The Rant

Hi Everyone, In my recent blogs, I have tried to share the importance of not letting cancer define you. I truly believe in staying positive, in taking nothing for granted, […]

I Should Be Happy, Right?

Hi Everyone, Sometimes during the cancer experience things come up that throw you a curve ball. One such thing is being told you are going to go on a chemo […]


Hi Everyone, It’s that time when we take a moment to reflect on the past year, thinking about the events, connections, and emotions that 2014 held for each of us. […]

Let's Pretend

Hi Everyone,       I was recently reading an article about a strategy to foster wellness and healing in your mind and body. Basically the article promotes that you pretend […]

Happy Birthday to us

Hi Everyone,       I recently had my 61st birthday. It was a fun day with lots of surprises from my husband Ken. We had a great time.      While […]

Live Like Renee

Hi Everyone,        It is not often that an experience comes along that is so powerful, so moving, and so hope-filled, you feel transformed by it. The Live […]

Grilled Cheese

Hi Everyone,   Here we are in September, recognizing and participating in Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Though every month should be a month of awareness, it is important that we have […]

For the Birds

Hi Everyone,      As I sit here writing, I am distracted by the birds enjoying their breakfast at our feeders. Watching them, makes me realize how important interacting with nature […]

The Joy Jar

Hi Everyone, During my experience with  cancer, there have been many times when I have had trouble digging out from underneath my own thoughts and feelings.  Those days where I […]


Hi Everyone, If you had told me nine years ago that I would have Ovarian Cancer, and be writing a blog to share my thoughts about it, I would have […]