11 Tips for Dealing with Uncertainty

Dan Grupe, a research associate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Investigating Health Minds, said, “Uncertainty itself can lead to a lot of distress for humans.” This is because the brain fills in the gaps when it doesn’t know or have a reference point. The brain first looks for familiar clues to categorize any…

Feeling the Fear

As we head into our seventh week of self-isolation, I find there is still one common emotion amongst the people I’m talking with. That constant emotion is fear. While the fear has changed in some ways since the very beginning of this pandemic, it is definitely very much in the forefront of our daily lives….

What Does Bravery Look Like to You?

There is a saying: “Life Happens When You’re Busy Making Other Plans.” This couldn’t be more true. It was November 1st, 2018 and I was on my way into Oakville for my newly formed Business Leaders Mastermind Group. This was our second meeting and I was very excited to be facilitating this program once again….

Remembering the Gain Not the Gap

One of the things that helped me immensely when I was sick was the notion of gratitude. Even though I had experienced the most devastating crisis of my life, I tried to remain grateful for the experience, what I was learning and how I could grow. Although this was challenging at times, gratitude was not…

I Dare…

In a journal writing group I belong to; the prompt this month was to complete the sentence I Dare. I thought this was a very interesting statement and it caused me to think about how I would complete that sentence.  Here’s what I came up with. I dare to move on with living my life…

From Breakdowns to Breakthroughs

One of the most devastating things about cancer or any chronic disease is the helplessness you feel about your own health.  Receiving a cancer diagnosis is devastating. And, it usually comes out of the blue. It has been described as “being dropped behind the lines in a foreign country – without knowledge of the language;…

Riding the Emotional Roller Coaster

If you have ever been diagnosed with cancer or any other chronic illness, you know exactly how you felt the moments you heard those words. I’ll never forget sitting in my doctor’s office, hearing her say the results were positive; you have cancer. I cannot describe to you the many emotions I felt at that…