Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Living Intentionally

I stopped setting New Year's Resolutions a few years back.  Not because I don't believe in them...Because I do believe in setting goals.  I just don't like the pressure that a New Year brings, to get me to try to be better at something.

So...Like last year....I will


Live a life that sets an example of what THRIVING means.

*Life is made up of choices!  Everyday is a NEW CHANCE of endless opportunity!  The past is past and TODAY is a brand new day!

*Know WHO I AM and focus on the stuff I am good at!  AND KEEP DOING THAT STUFF!!!



But I WILL HAVE ATTAINABLE GOALS!  *Ones that inspire me to keep going!!*

FOCUS my energy on MY LIFE and how I can be better at things that MATTER!


Sunday, December 7, 2014


I met with a good friend recently.  We talked, like we always do.  She is a very spiritual woman, who is strong in her faith...And I always go away from our meetings feeling very uplifted.  She has this way about her...That always seems to encourage me.

And...Although sometimes I don't feel like it...She tells me that I also encourage her.  It's amazing the impact that SOMETHING...or SOMEONE can make...without really intending to.

When I began this blog 7 yrs ago....It's intention was to put myself out there...Tell MY story, so that somewhere...Somebody would feel less alone.  I wanted to Inspire...Uplift...And Encourage those living with Neurofibromatosis...And help them see that a THRIVING LIFE was possible!

A few years ago, I began to end my blog posts with "THRIVE ON!".....Which has been echoed back to me several times, which really makes me feel GREAT!

So GREAT, in fact that it has been the staple of how I live my life!

I want to share with you a way that YOU TOO...can show what a THRIVING LIFE looks like!  A way to LIVE PROUD...And shout to the world that YOU ARE AN OVER-COMER!  A person who doesn't let life's obstacles hold them back!!

Cancer?  Brain Tumors?  Neurofibromatosis?  THRIVE ON means that you go beyond JUST DEALING WITH IT!  You FACE IT!  YOU EMBRACE IT!  And you THRIVE with IT!

Get your T-shirt now by clicking on the shirt of your choice....Join ME as with THRIVE THROUGH LIFE!


Friday, December 5, 2014

Holy Christmas Lights Batman!

What's Christmas without Christmas lights...?

I love decorating for the holidays....Christmas especially.  But I have never gotten up on the roof to put up lights.  For one...I HATE heights and had imagined myself tumbling off the roof, clinging to the gutters screaming for anyone to come help me!

I also had a fear of being that lady who can make it ON the roof...But the only way down was calling the Fire Dpt.

Well- neither happened....And THIS year, our house has LIGHTS~ AND a giant wreath made out of an old hula-hoop!

FEAR- It has stopped me from doing so many things.  I'm not sure why fear has all this power...When the JOY I get from doing something I feared has SO MUCH MORE power!?  It's like this lesson - that needs to be taught over and over and over...and I STILL don't trust in it.

The FEAR wins, almost every time.  

I'm still willing to learn though...So that's good...right?

Have you done something you feared? How did it make you feel? Do you let fear stop you from going towards something that could bring you joy?

This Christmas Season I hope that it does nothing but fill you with love and joy!